Festival of Nations

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What is Festival of Nations?

Join us for an exciting night of celebrating cultures from around the world!  The goal of our Festival of Nations is to inspire us to discover more about our world and embrace the rich cultural diversity within our community through literacy, dance, and educational cultural tables.  We will have live performances, story rooms, crafts, activity/game rooms, and cultural tables.  Children will travel the world by visiting our cultural tables and get their passports stamped from each country they visit.  This is Pinnacle's literacy night for grades K-12. 

 

When is the Festival of Nations?

Festival of Nations is Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 3:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

When you arrive....

Check-in is at 3:45 p.m. at the Event Center Lobby.  After check-in, we will kick off the event in the Auditorium by presenting the
flags and a performance by the Heritage Irish Stepdancers.

 

Where is the Festival of Nations going to be held at?

Our event will be held at the Performing Arts Complex at PCS in the Auditorium and in the K8 Pinnacle Building.  Both are located at 1001 W. 84th Avenue, Federal Heights, CO  80260.

 

How much does it cost?

Admittance is free to the community.  RSVP is greatly appreciated.   

 

Can Parents be involved in the fun?

We would LOVE for parents to be involved!  We are looking for parents who are interested in the following:

  • Working with our staff at the table from their country.
  • Parents or Children dressed in traditional clothing from your country.
 

Or complete the RSVP form.

 

Will there be food at the event?

Yummy food will be available for purchase from Tacos Y Tortas, Mile High City Sliders, and Kona Ice.  Be sure to visit these food trucks outside during the event.

 

Who will be performing at the Festival of Nations?

Enjoy performances from:

 

Michael Lancaster

Michael Lancaster teaches 40 bagpipe and guitar students a week, is a lecturer of music and guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver, and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials.  He will be educating our students during the daytime on the history of the bagpipe. http://bagpipersinternational.com and michael@bagpipersinternational.com 

 

 

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Youth Ensemble is comprised of dancers ages 13 - 21 who have aspirations to a career in dance.  These students are required to maintain a strict schedule of technique classes and to also maintain a high standard of excellence in their academic studies.  Training with some of the most renowned master-teachers and choreographers from around the world, they perform extensively throughout the Denver metro area for a myriad of community and civic events.

Each year, along with the members of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and Cleo II, these dancers participate in the Annual International Association of Black Dance Conference - immersing in classes, workshops, and performances geared to the preservation and advancement of the rich legacy of black dance within the world community.

 
Retro Norteño
Retro Norteño is a band formed by three brothers which are also ex-Pinnacle alumni. They play traditional Norteño music which is a style of music in Mexico that started in the 1940’s in the northern part of Mexico. They will be performing the most common Norteño rhythms like cumbia, huapango, chotiz, ranchera, and polka. They perform at weddings, birthday parties, quinceañeras, or any other social events. 
The Heritage Irish Stepdancers were founded in 1998 by the Bennett family who have been dancing, performing, and competing nationally and internationally for twenty years.  Ariel and Alexa now teach and perform Irish dancing full-time, and they and their students would love to share their passion for Irish dance with you!  Heritage can perform shows anywhere from thirty to ninety minutes in length.  The performances feature a variety of different kinds of dances: graceful soft shoe, exciting hard shoe, traditional group dances, and Riverdance-style choreographies.
Seven Falls Indian Dancers are a family dance troupe representing four generations of dancers. They will present the educational and entertaining Native American jingle dance in the story room.
Based out of Denver Colorado, GRUPO TLALOC Danza Azteca is a traditional Mexica/Azteca group embodied of Chicano/Mexicano families and students of all ages dedicated to preserving and nourishing the ancient knowledge of their ancestors.