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Israel Folklorama Pavilion to Get a Taste of Mexico

July 31, 2012 8:21 AM | Entertainment

Dancers perform at Folklorama’s Israel Pavilion (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A visiting dance group from Mexico is eagerly anticipating performing at this year’s Folklorama.

Anajnu Veatem, Mexico City’s premier Israeli dance troupe, will pair up with Winnipeg’s own Chai Folk Ensemble at the Israel Pavilion. Known as Shalom Square, the pavilion will run during the second week of Folklorama, August 12-18.

“Each year during Folklorama, we try to keep our audiences intrigued with the selection of songs and dances reflecting the cultural richness of Israel,” said Gayle Waxman, Rady JCC executive director, whose location is hosting the event. “The pavilion itself fosters the spirit of community and inclusiveness — values that are also very important to the Rady. We are especially thrilled as we have two world class Israeli folk groups performing for the first time on the Shalom Square stage.”

Folklorama begins August 5. For a complete list of pavilions, visit Folklorama.ca.