Soka University's 14th Annual International Festival Announces Entertainment Schedule for May 2, 2015

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Soka University’s 14th Annual International Festival, which will take place on May 2nd from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, has announced its entertainment schedule, with over 900 performers on three stages and the opening of two art exhibitions.

Pan pipes at Soka University's International Festival

Over 900 international musicians and dancers will perform on three stages at Soka University's 14th Annual International Festival on May 2, 2015.

Admission is free!

Soka University’s 14th Annual International Festival, which will take place on May 2nd from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, has announced its stage schedule. The International Festival, a proud partner of Orange County’s Imagination Celebration (http://www.sparkoc.com), will feature 900 musicians and dancers performing continuously on three stages, international food, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations, games, inflatable rides and more than 250 non-profit and business exhibitors. Admission is free! Parking on campus is $10 cash -- please carpool.

2015 International Festival Schedule:

*The schedule is subject to change

PEACE LAKE STAGE    

        10:30 AM Corey Angeli Classic Rock Song
    10:55 AM Priceless Pearls Interfaith Chorus    
    11:20 AM Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico OC    
    11:50 AM Pure Atoma Pop Song
    12:15 PM Agrupacion Llajtamasis    Bolivian Folklore
    12:35 PM The Center Stage Studio    Classical/Contemporary
    1:00 PM     RemJ- Michael Jackson Tribute Artist    
    1:20 PM    US Blackbelt Academy    Martial Arts Demo
    1:45 PM    Cats in Crowns of Soka University    Jazz Band
    2:00 PM    SUA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION    
    2:35 PM    JJ & the Habibis Laguna Beach Belly Dancers    
    3:00 PM    Spirit Soul and Friends    Music Peace Troupe
    3:25 PM    SGI-USA Pearl Chorus    
    3:50 PM    Orange County Shaolin Temple Cultural Center    Martial Arts Demo
    4:00 PM    Hip Hop Congress of Soka University    Spoken Word
    4:12 PM    DFC (Dancing For a Cause) of Soka University    Breakdance
    4:19 PM    KKAP (Konnect KPOP Aspiring Performers)    
    4:31 PM    Keep Soul of Soka University    Hip Hop
    4:38 PM    Ghungroo of Soka University    Indian Dance

RECREATION CENTER STAGE

    10:30 AM Myo'On Taiko    
    11:00 AM Mumbai Madness Dance & Fitness Academy    Indian Dance
    11:20 AM SUA Cheerleading    
    11:30 AM South Coast Conservatory    Jazz/Ballet/ Hip-hop/Lyrical
    12:05 PM Ka Pilina Ho’olokahi of Soka University    Hula
    12:25 PM OCC Polynesian/Mid-East Dance Ensemble    
    12:45 PM JaMun Tribal Fusion Belly Dance    
    1:05 PM    OCAD Dance Company    Jazz/Ballet/ Hip-hop/Contemporary
    1:40 PM    L.A. Bunka-Kai & Wakahisa-Kai    Japanese Dance
    2:00 PM    INTERMISSION    
    2:30 PM    Paso de Oro Dance Academy    Ballet Folklorico
    3:05 PM    Fujima Kansei Odori Kai    Japanese Dance
    3:30 PM    Josho Daiko Ushio of Soka University    
    3:45 PM    City of Westminster Senior Linedancers    
    4:10 PM    V and T Dance    Ballet/Contemporary/Hip Hop
    4:45 PM    Josho Daiko Ikazuchi of Soka University    

SOKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER     

    10:30 AM Saddleback College Emeritus Institute Symphony Orchestra
    11:10 AM Halau Hula o Pikake    
    11:40 AM Ballet Folklorico Garibaldi    
    12:15 PM Fraternidad Diablada Bolivia    Bolivian Dance
    12:45 PM Maple Youth Ballet    
    1:20 PM    Soul Wings of Soka University    Acapella Song
    1:35 PM    Rhythmission of Soka University    Hip Hop
    1:42 PM    Sualseros of Soka University    Latin Dance
    1:52 PM    Vita Leonis Philharmonic Orchestra of Soka University    Orchestra
    2:00 PM    INTERMISSION    
    2:30 PM    Instant Radio of Soka University    
    3:05 PM    Mei-Ling Lee Chinese Dance Group    
    3:40 PM    Le Polynesia Cultural Dance Group    
    4:20 PM    SGI-USA Mystic Wave    Jazz Fusion

The festival will also feature the opening of “ClassWorks 2015” by Soka University art students, and “Encounters with Nature” – paintings by Gerry Tuten in Founders Hall Art Gallery.

Attendees are encouraged to wear international attire and to celebrate their own heritages. Parking on campus is $10 cash only and carpooling is encouraged. The 103-acre Soka University campus is located off of Wood Canyon Drive one mile south of Pacific Park Drive in Aliso Viejo.

For more information: info(at)soka(dot)edu or 949 480-4081. http://www.soka.edu/festival http://www.soka.edu/directions

Soka University is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school in Aliso Viejo, CA. The university is ranked in the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation by US News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2015." Soka University offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for every undergraduate student. Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of Soka University's students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 40 other countries. Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Scholarships which cover full tuition. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.

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