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Call For Volunteer Cultural Performers At Oregon's Biggest Event

February 24, 2010

Celebrating cultural diversity, the Portland Rose Festival seeks volunteer performance artists for its Waterfront Village Dex World Rhythms Stage and in the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade. Opportunities to perform cultural music and dance routines in traditional costume attire are available for both children's and adult groups at the Waterfront Village. The KeyBank Grand Floral Parade welcomes all students and people of diversity to showcase their ethnic and vintage costuming in one of the nations largest all-floral parades.

Waterfront Village World Rhythm Stage

Volunteer cultural groups performing on the Dex World Rhythms Stage highlight Portland's diverse ethnic heritages and important cultural traditions. Past dance performers have included cloggers, swing, salsa and hip hop. Costumed ethnic dance groups have also showcased Irish, German, Latvian, Cambodian, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Hawaiian-style dances. Music groups have played folk, bluegrass, Dixieland Jazz, Cajun, African, Caribbean and many other music genres. We also welcome cheerleading groups, stunt teams, and storytellers, jugglers, magicians, comedians, and clowns, making the Waterfront Village all for fun and fun for all!

Performance opportunities are available between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on all open dates between May 28 and June 13. (Waterfront Village is closed on Tuesday, June 1, and Monday & Tuesday, June 7 & 8.) Each performance should be approximately 45-minutes. Application forms may be obtained by emailing (lauram@rosefestival.org) Laura Mears -- or calling 503.227.2681. Opportunities are limited -- the application deadline is Friday, April 16.

Keybank Grand Floral Parade

The 2010 KeyBank Grand Floral Parade features Portland's well-known international diversity. We invite international students, exchange students, international club members and their parents to showcase their culture. Any youth groups with cultural dress, flags, textiles, etc. would greatly compliment this section of the Grand Floral Parade. For more information on how to join the largest spectator event in the Pacific Northwest email (ashleys@rosefestival.org) Ashley Sider -- or call 503.227.2681.

Indoor tickets are $30, outdoor prices are $30 for premium chairs and $25 for reserved bleacher seating (all ticket purchases are subject to handling fees). Tickets are available on-line at RoseFestival.org, the Rose Quarter Box Office or charge by phone at 1.877.789.ROSE (7673). (For group orders of 10 or more tickets, contact Carol Ross at the Portland Rose Festival Foundation: 503.227.2681.)