BOUNTIFUL, Utah, July 22, 2010- The Summerfest Housing Committee is looking for more host families to help with the 200+ international performers who are coming to the 22nd Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International Art and Folk Festival, August 1 – 9.
“Housing the international guests is at once the most challenging and rewarding aspect of coordinating the festival. This cultural exchange has lasting effects on both the hosts and the guests. It is a way to connect with another culture without leaving home. Some host families view this as an exotic vacation to a different land. People who speak other languages can hone their skills. But knowing a foreign language is not necessary to be a host family. We have found that people communicate beautifully with one another in these circumstances”, says Emma J. Dugal, Executive Director of Bountiful/Davis Art Center.
Participating Groups include: Janosicek, Czech Republic; La Virondee, France; Remembranzas, Paraguay; MiDong Pungmuldan, South Korea; Tuna, Spain; Wulan Muqi, Inner Mongolia, China; Amamere, Ghana; Everest Nepal Cultural Group, Nepal
This year eight groups from just about every corner of the world will be represented. The groups are all excellent and are accompanied by live music with the exception of Nepal as their musicians were unable to obtain visas. You will see and hear some of the most exotic dance, costumes and music in the world. We are particularly pleased to welcome a group from Africa and Nepal as in the past it has been difficult for groups from these areas to obtain visas to travel to the United States. Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and South America are represented by excellent groups. The group Wulan Muqi from Inner Mongolia, China will also be performing a full length repertoire on August 3 at the Ogden Amphitheater. There will also be performances of American and Native American music and dance at Summerfest this year during the festival at Bountiful City Park, August 5-7. For more details: www.bdac.org.
If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Trixee at Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org.
Get involved in Summerfest by being a host family, volunteer, translator or just plan on visiting the festival August 5-7 at Bountiful City Park. Check www.bdac.org for more details. Summerfest is a program of Bountiful/Davis Art Center
For more information, contact Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org