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International Festival kicks off

Friday, March 28, 2008, 8 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
The Princeton International Festival, one of the largest student-organized events on campus, will kick off with an opening ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The monthlong festival will feature performances, conferences and other events under the theme of "A Tour Around the World." A different region will be highlighted for each of the four weeks: the Middle East and Africa (week of March 31); the Americas (week of April 7); Asia-Pacific (week of April 14); and Europe (week of April 21).

The opening ceremony will highlight a variety of performance styles from around the globe, including dragon and lion dances, as well as a procession of students bearing the flags of their native countries.

Other events planned for the festival include art exhibitions in the Frist Campus Center and Firestone Library; a performance by the Ballet Folklorico student dance troupe; an Asian market; and a "Global Village" presentation and flag procession down Nassau Street at Communiversity on Saturday, April 26.

The International Festival is organized by the Consortium of International Student Organizations under the auspices of the Davis International Center. For more information, visit the consortium's website.

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