|Tickets available for UND Feast of Nations|
The UND International Organization (IO), a student group, will present its 48th annual Feast of Nations on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Doors open at 5 p.m. Attire is semi-formal/formal. Arrive early to explore cultural displays from around the world. The main performers will be Polish Folk Dance Ensemble SPK Iskry and Evans Coffie, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
*Iskry—which means "spark" in Polish—was founded in 1967 and has thrilled and captivated audiences across North America and Europe with a rich repertoire of fiery performances in vibrantly colored, hand-crafted costumes.
*Evans Coffie, also known as Coffieman, performs music and dance of West Africa, particularly from Ghana, where he performed with the National Dance Company for a number of years. He has led various ensembles and troupes and has been a member of the Ghana Dance Ensemble for 11 years, touring Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the United States.
This year’s Feast of Nations will include cultural performances by UND students. A delicious full course ethnic meal will complete the experience. La Clave Del Sol, a band with a talented and creative stage presence, will keep the audience captivated and dancing to traditional and contemporary Latin rhythms.
Tickets are available at the UND Memorial Union Info desk through Feb. 26; and at the Alerus Center and TicketMaster through the day of the event. Ticket prices are $10 for students/children; $15, non-students (including faculty and staff); $200 table reservation (10 seats). For table reservations, call 777-3622 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 701-330-8189 during other hours. Vegetarian meals will be available. For more information, complete menu and directions, please visits the Feast of Nations home page at http://www.feastofnations.und.edu/ .
-- Ekaterina Bryleva, Feast of Nations coordinator, UND International Organization, email@example.com, 701-330-8189