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Folkfair brings exotic touch
by Katie Myre
with the Eau Claire community. People were invited to share the native food, drink, dance and customs of more than 20 countries represented by the booths scattered throughout the building Within minutes, one could stroll down a romantic French sidewalk (sponsored by UW Eau Claire French students), then clap and sing along to "Hambo." a Scandinavian dance Walter Reid, a OWEC faculty member who teaches international folk dances In the Eau Claire Folkdance Club, said he learned about folk dancing from friends at the University of Utah. The group also performed folk dances from Israel and Macedonia.
Schofield Auditorium was also converted into an interna t Iona I stage for the day. Spanish dances. Japanese comedy and a Vietnamese stage for the day Spanish dances. Japa nese comedy and a Vietnamese candle dance were performed.
Claire Maxwell, a Canadian foreign exchange student, said. "I think the Folkfair is a great opportunity for everyone to become aware of the many foreign students on campus. It also allows the students a chance to show off their country and their pride ”
The committee sponsors the Folkfair annually In observance of United Nations Day.
Imagine representatives of several major countries assembled under one roof to share each others’ lifestyles. Imagine this International gathering taking place In a small Midwestern city - Eau Claire.
The International Festival Committee accomplished that when it sponsored the annual International Folkfair Oct 19 In Davies Center.
Students from Ghana to France. Iran to Canada, and Scotland to West Africa tried to share a part of their lives
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