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The below Entertainment were at the 2017 National Multicultural Festival, will you be there in 2018?

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HFS Croatia

European Village Showcase

HFS Croatia showcases traditional dances from different regions of Croatia. With almost 90 dancers ranging from 5 to 23, HFS Croatia has been proudly representing the Canberra and Queanbeyan Croatian community for over 40 years

Croatia

Time: 18 February 2017 12.25pm
Location: Stage 6, Akuna St and City Walk

Habana K Casablanca and MC Announcements

Time: 18 February 2017 9.00pm
Location: Stage 1 Garema Place

Habana L and MC Announcements

Habana L and MC announcements

Time: 18 February 2017 7.50pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Time: 18 February 2017 9.00pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Happiest Refugee - Live

Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show.

The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir, charts his journey from starving refugee to one of Australia’s best-loved entertainers, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years,”. It has been awarded Book of the Year with sales in excess of 400,000.

Performed at The Canberra Theatre for one night only in February, this moving, inspirational and unforgettable theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do’s amazing story.

Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with dehydration and one person already dead, the journey was  the first of many struggles for a young Do, who overcame all manner of difficulties throughout his life to become a lawyer and, in 2008, Australia’s Comedian of the Year.

Today he is one of Australia’s most sought after stand-ups, as well as a talented writer, actor, producer and Star of the ABC1 TV’s ‘Anh’s Brush With Fame”.

Do’s struggles as a young refugee – his difficulties with English, divorcing parents, being bullied and broke, are brought to life in this hilarious but moving new stage show, garnering this happy refugee standing ovations across the country.

Ahn Do

Time: 18 February 2017 7.30pm
Location: Canberra Theatre

Ticketing: Canberra Ticketing (02) 6275 2700 | www.canberraticketing.com.au

Happy Chinese New Year

Friday 5.30 - 10.30 Satuday 10.30am - 10.30pm Performances include Puppets, Dancing, Tea and Tai Chi, Acrobatics, Chinese Drums and Zither, Singing, the Martial art of Taoism and Chinese Calligraphy 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Chengdu International Exchange Centre was established in 2002. Over the past decade, it has made full use of the abundant cultural resources of Chengdu and carried out a series of cultural exchange activities and gained recognition from both home and abroad.

The centre actively communicates with cultural organizations across China and has established cooperation with over 20 international arts and cultural organizations etc. It has organized medium to large scale performances successfully and sent various cultural delegations to other Asia countries, America, Europe, Australia, Africa etc. for cultural exchange and communication and has always been very well received.

Puppets (changing faces and blowing fire)
Chinese puppet is one of the intangible cultural heritages which with long history. Changing faces and blowing fire are typical traditional Sichuan programs with the performer changing various special faces less in a second and magically blowing fire from the mouth. This program is a great mix of puppet playing, faces changing and fire blowing.

The Pink Qiang Ethnic Minority Female Dance
The Qiang ethnic minority is one of the Chinese 56 ethnic groups and pink is a typical traditional female’s cloths’ color. This performance has showcased the graceful movements, the vibrant costumes and their unique culture as a ethnic group.

Tea and Tai Chi
Tea is now a very popular drink all over the world and it is also a very traditional Chinese drink with long history. It is believed beneficial for people’s health. Tea Ceremony, an art of tea, is a cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of tea. At a very basic level, tea ceremonies are a formalized way of making tea, in a process which has been refined to yield the best taste.

The Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art and form of stylized exercise, is created with the Chinese philosophical and scientific knowledge.

This program is a great combination of these two Chinese traditional art to experience Chinese spirits.

Strength - Two People’s Acrobatics
The performers of this program skillfully present the performers’ great strength with their acrobatic movements.

The Rainy Alley - Dance
The alley with females handling umbrellas in rainy day is a typical feature of Chengdu city. In this performance, the dancers use their movements to showcase the beauty and flexibility of Chengdu ladies.

Martial art of the Taoism
Mount Qingcheng is the birth place of the Taoism. The martial art of the Taoism presents the philosophical of the Taoism which stress the power of static and softy.

Affection of the strings – Tibetan Dance
This performance presents the unique culture of the Tibet (Zang in Chinese). It’s a combination of the Tibetan dancing style and its string instruments.

Chinese Calligraphy

Friday
Acrobatics Display – The Strength, A Jingle Bells Fantasy, Art Group of Fengtai Primary School Ensemble, Art Group of Fengtai Primary School Ensemble, Beijing Opera, Chengdu International Exchange Centre, Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration, Dance of the Harlequins, Dance Performance  - Water Blessing, Dance Performance  - The Dream of the Lady, Dance Performance  - The Girls of Miao, Dance Performance  - The Plate Dance, Dance Performance – Affection of the Strings, Dance Performance – Orequen Hunter, Dance Performance – Qiao Hua Dan, Dance Performance – Spring Bite, Dingjun Mountain Pear Flower Song, Erhu Solo, Fengtai Primary School Orchestra, Kung Fu – The Spirit of Chinese Martial Arts, Latin Dance Performance, Maira, Official Opening, Osmanthis Flowers Blooming, Peace Jubilee, Puppet Dance, Puppets (Changing of faces and fire blowing), Queue March, Tage, Tea and Tai Chi, The Martial Art of Taoism, The Qiang Embroidery Dance Performance, The Rainy Alley, The Spirit of Chinese Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – A New Song of the Herdsmen, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – Blooming Flowers and Full Moon, raditional Chinese Music Performance – Galloping Horses, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – Moonlit River in Spring, University Students Group of Beijing

Saturday
Acrobatics Display – The Strength,A Jingle Bells Fantasy, Art Group of Fengtai Primary School, Art Group of Fengtai Primary School Ensemble, Beijing Opera, Chengdu International Exchange Centre, Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration, Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration, Dance of the Harlequins, Dance of the Yao People, Dance Performance  -  Water Blessing, Dance Performance  - The Dream of the Lady, Dance Performance  - The Girls of Miao, Dance Performance  - The Plate Dance, Dance Performance – Affection of the Strings, Dance Performance – Orequen Hunter, Dance Performance – Qiao Hua Dan, Dance Performance – Spring Bite, Dingjun Mountain Pear Flower Song, Erhu Solo, Feng Tai Primary School Orchestra, Fengtai Primary School Orchestra, Kung Fu – The Spirit of Chinese Martial Arts, Latin Dance Performance, Legend of the Ancient Hare, Legend of the Ancient Hare, Maira, Osmanthis Flowers Blooming, Overture of Spring Festival, Peace Jubilee, Puppet Dance, Puppets (Changing of faces and fire blowing), Queue March, Tage, Tea and Tai Chi, The Martial Art of Taoism, The Qiang Embroidery Dance Performance, The Rainy Alley, The Spirit of Chinese Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – A New Song of the Herdsmen, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – Blooming Flowers and Full Moon, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – Blooming Flowers and Full Moon, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – Galloping Horses, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – Moonlit River in Spring, Traditional Chinese Music Performance – Moonlit River in Spring, University Students Group of  Beijing

Chengdu Troupe

Happy Chinese New Year will be appearing in the parade.

Time: 17 February 2017 5.30pm
Location: Stage 3, Ainslie Avenue Cul De Sac (off London Circuit)

Time: 18 February 2017 10.30am
Location: Stage 3, Ainslie Avenue Cul De Sac (Off London Circuit)

Happy Tabitan

Happy Tabitan

Time: 19 February 2017 1.35pm
Location: Stage 3, Ainslie Avenue Cul De Sac (Off London Circuit)

Harmonie Choir Canberra

European Village Showcase

The Harmonie Choir Canberra is a mixed choir (SATB) that concentrates on a wide-ranging German-language repertoire

Harmonie Choir Canberra

Time: 18 February 2017 11.30am
Location: Stage 6, Akuna St and City Walk

High Heel Te Nache Dance Party

India in the City Showcase

Biggest Dance Party in Canberra

High Heel Te Nache Dance Party flyer

High Heel Te Nache Dance Party

Time: 18 February 2017 10.00pm
Location: Stage 2, Petrie Plaza

Hilal Dance

Belly Dance

Time: 18 February 2017 1.40pm
Location: Stage 2, Petrie Plaza

Time: 19 February 2017 1.45pm
Location: Stage 6, Akuna St and City Walk

Honey Puff Eating Competition

Eating Competition

Honey Puff

Time: 19 February 2017 4.00pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Humbug Celtic Band

Part of the Celtic Village

Humbug weaves a tapestry of vocal harmonies, funky rhythms and soaring instrumentation

Humbug weaves a tapestry of vocal harmonies, funky rhythms and soaring instrumentation to breathe energy and beauty into contemporary and traditional Celtic songs and tunes.  Bring your voices to sing with us, bring your dancing shoes to frolic with us and bring a tissue to dab your eyes!  We will take you on a journey through the emerald fields and through the highlands and the heathers.

www.humbugsings.com

Contact:

Mal Bennett                  0400 225 360        mal.bennett07@gmail.com

Humbug

Time: 19 February 2017 2.10pm
Location: Stage 4