World-Fest returns to Silver Dollar City in 2009 starting April 4. This unique event is a spring staple in Branson and it brings international performers from around the world to this Midwestern heartland for an event that celebrates the cultures of the world. This year’s festival features the Zhejiang Balancing Monks of China, a troupe of two dozen acrobats and head-balancing monks who demonstrate an incredible mastery of mind and body. World-Fest at Silver Dollar City runs from April 4 – May 3.
Other exciting additions to the World-Fest include a Peruvian dance troupe named Jallmay, percussionists from Ghana known as Dzenbii, who combine tribal rhythms and dance, and New Zealand’s banjo queen Jenny Blackadder.
Silver Dollar City is also presenting their largest Irish production ever with Ireland’s Feet of Fire. With a cast of almost two dozen acclaimed dancers, the Feet of Fire Dance Show features a dramatic stage show with live Irish music, champion step dancers and artists presenting symbolic fire dancing.
World-Fest is also presenting performers from other corners of the world, including the Invaders, a steel drum band from Trinidad, who perform music of the Caribbean Islands, and the Russian Academic Band, a brass ensemble performing Russian & American Jazz classics. Wayne Horsburgh, and Australian musician who performs American country and Australian classics, will be performing as well in his last World-Fest appearance.
The World-Fest event at Silver Dollar City Branson is also a great time to try delicious food from around the world. The international cuisine offered at Tastes of the World includes Greek salads, tasty Irish stews, international flavors of coke and tempting desserts like tiramisu. Or, if you would like to learn to cook these delicious delectable’s guests can attend the Culinary & Craft School at Silver Dollar City where classes teach participants how to make anything from French crepes to Asian stir-fry.