SPINDULYS   dancers visit
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22 dancers, 4 teachers, and accompanying personnel traveled to Japan for performances at the 2005 WORLD EXPO!

SPINDULYS visited Kyoto (July 1-3), Nagoya (July 4-7), Tokyo (July 8-11),
and performed at 2005 WORLD EXPO in Aichi, Japan on July 5, 6, 7th.

For planning details read the full
SPINDULYS June 2005 Press Release.

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On location in Japan and at the 2005 World EXPO in Aichi, Japan!

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Video clips of SPINDULYS Expo Performances

Video clips are .WMV (Windows Media Player) video for BROADBAND (DSL, Cable) connections (featuring large file downloads).
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Video of SPINDULYS 'welcoming with dance' Expo 2005:
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SPINDULYS performing 'Kepurine' and 'Landytinis' at World Expo 2005
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More Video - 6 dances by 'SPINDULYS' (Part 1 & 2) Expo 2005:
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SPINDULYS performing 'Gaidys', 'Trapukas', 'Klumpakojis', 'Astuonytis' and more at EXPO
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More Video - 5 dances / 'wedding' by 'SPINDULYS' (Part 2-3) Expo 2005:
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SPINDULYS performing 'Blezdingele', 'Malunas', 'Sadute', 'Rezginele', 'Polka' at EXPO 2005
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Taking a bow


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SPINDULYS Taking a bow at EXPO 2005 - ACIU visiems!
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Letter of congratulations
from Lithuanian Ambassador to the Danguuole Varnas & Spindulys:


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Spindulys Expo Program
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SPINDULYS photo page:
Group Photos - Preparing for Japan


"It is a dream come true" says Mrs. Danguole Varnas, Director of Spindulys, " that American born students of Lithuanian descent traveled to Japan from Los Angeles, to be part of a global celebration, and performed folk songs and dances and establish friendship ties with the Japanese people!"

A 2003 Fulbright visit to Japan inspired Mrs. Varnas, a Mentor teacher in the LA Unified School District, a life long member of Spindulys and its Director since 1987 to promote the Los Angeles connection. Under her direction, Spindulys, "the ray of the sun," visited Nippon, "the home of the sun" bringing California sunshine.

Spindulys, a volunteer organization, has toured Europe, Australia and South America and has performed in annual local and national ethnic fairs. Its multifaceted approach has led to the successful production of a series of folk tale productions available on DVD and an album of song performances.

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For more details read the full
SPINDULYS June 2005 Press Release.

For further information on 2005 events
and how you can donate support these efforts
contact:

Danguole Varnas - Director, SPINDULYS
3165 Harmony Place, La Crescenta, Calif. 91214


TELEPHONE:  Danguole Varnas - 818 - 249 - 7574
E-MAIL:   Spindulys@aol.com
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