August 25, 2008

Festival of Nations in St. Louis, 8/23/08

Festival of Nations, Tower Grove Park, August 23, 2008.
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The Aalim Belly Dancers, Middle Eastern, pose for the camera.
By Lyle Whitworth
The Aalim Belly Dancers, Middle Eastern, pose for the camera.
Festival of Nations in St. Louis, 8/23/08
By Lyle Whitworth
Elise Wagener and Gavin McMullen perform German dancing in the Village Green area of the park Saturday afternoon.
By Lyle Whitworth
Elise Wagener and Gavin McMullen perform German dancing in the Village Green area of the park Saturday afternoon.
A Russian Cossack Dancer doing his best in the Hopak Challenge Dance, a Russian Dance contest to determine who can out dance one another.
By Lyle Whitworth
A Russian Cossack Dancer doing his best in the Hopak Challenge Dance, a Russian Dance contest to determine who can out dance one another.
There were 34 different food booths, each representing a country. Pictured is the Ethiopian booth showing off their pot full of freshly roasted coffee beans.
By Lyle Whitworth
There were 34 different food booths, each representing a country. Pictured is the Ethiopian booth showing off their pot full of freshly roasted coffee beans.
Ahturah Eleeahsah, African American Community Performance Ensemble, dances on the Forest Stage.
By Lyle Whitworth
Ahturah Eleeahsah, African American Community Performance Ensemble, dances on the Forest Stage.
The Hawaiian Polynesian Revue.
By Lyle Whitworth
The Hawaiian Polynesian Revue.
Kyle “Epic” Mendoza and Antonio “Tony A” Bommer, doing a flying sidekick.
By Lyle Whitworth
Kyle “Epic” Mendoza and Antonio “Tony A” Bommer, doing a flying sidekick.
Shruti Sharma, Indian Bollywood Shuffle dancer, takes the stage.
By Lyle Whitworth
Shruti Sharma, Indian Bollywood Shuffle dancer, takes the stage.
An Aalim Belly Dancer tries her best to balance a sword.
By Lyle Whitworth
An Aalim Belly Dancer tries her best to balance a sword.