THE 8TH ANNUNAL BEIJING INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL TOURISM FESTIVAL (BICTF)
2005 invites the New World Bilingual Institute to represent USA
NWBI Hawaii Dance Dress Rehearsal Press Conference
Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 11:15 AM
Place: Fairfax SciTech Academy
898 Crestview Drive, Herndon, VA 20170
Mrs. Terry Wang is the president of the New World Bilingual Institute;
USA Representative of BICTF
; and Executive Vice President of Sun Cultural Exchange, Inc.
She has been an administrator and trainer, newspapers weekly
Educational Columnist, and speaker
on VOA broadcasting for more than 30 years in the areas of
leadership and communication in the United States and abroad.
BICTF is one of the world’s greatest festivals of the year with
world media’s focused attention. BICTF
holds its Gala Festival tradition and endeavors since 1998 in promoting
cultural diversity and world
harmony. The City of Beijing and Beijing Tourism Administration will be
the hosts for the gala Festival.
The major invitees of BICTF are the elite performing arts troupes,
marching Bends, and dance teams
from different countries in the world. This festival is to provide the
opportunities for all performing
groups to learn, to share, and to dazzle 13 million Beijing residents
and hundreds of thousands world
audience, as well as to strengthen the friendship among the people all
over the globe.
The Theme for this year is “The Olympic”. The trip is from
September 21 to 30. The festival sites are in Beijing and an ancient city
of Pingyao. The performers selected for this year are: Hui Hula O Na
Mele Aloha and On stage America two groups, total of 110 participates
(64 Dancers and 46 guests) will be joined the New World Bilingual
Institute (NWBI) Dance Team in representing the USA to participated in the
HUI HULA O NA MELE ALOHA, a performing troupe of Hawaiian Hula dancers
with the traditional and cultural context as a Hawaiian art form. It
is based in Fairfax County, Virginia, will be traveling to the
People’s Republic of China to participate in the
BEIJING INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL TOURISM FESTIVAL. Under the sponsorship
of Ms. Terry Wang and her New World Bi Lingual Institute, the 8-member
dance group will join performers from all over the world in this annual
cross-cultural event. In addition to the Opening Parade in Beijing,
they will perform in several On Stage performances.
Hui Hula O Na Mele Aloha is under the direction of Adelaide Melelani
Chang, a Hawaiian dance teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia for over 16
years, and Hawaiian hula performer in the metropolitan Washington, D.C.
area for over 20 years. The group has performed for a wide variety of
audiences, including public and private schools, libraries, senior
centers, and community festivals. They have participated in the George
Mason University Asian American Heritage Program, Reston Multicultural
Festival, Hawaii State Society Luau, and numerous Asian-Pacific American
Cultural programs for U.S. government agencies.
Performers traveling to China will be Adelaide Melelani Chang, Kamaka
Cooper, Gina Kauluwehi Hartman, Jean Kanilehua Hellwege, Mary Pohakea
McCracken, Aloma Leilani Myers, Carol Leolani Takafuji, and Judy
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