Sept 15th, 2012 Ao Dai Festival at Center for the Performing Arts

A Celebration of Vietnam Art and FashionrnnnrnrnnnrnGG Connections http://www.ggconnections.com/ proudly support Ao Dai Festival http://www.aodaifestival.com/rnon Saturday September, 15th, 2011,-San Jose Center for the Performing Arts http://aodaifestival.com/about-us/ rnhttps://www.facebook.com/notes/debbie-nghiem/sept-15th-2012-to-join-gg-connections-at-the-ao-dai-festival-at-center-for-the-p/10151023071602437rnFamous World and Vietnam Designer’s Ao Dai- Si Hoang ,Minh Hanh , Duc Hung and many more well-knows designers will be at Ao Dai Festival.rnrnYes, I’m amaze to realize that my designs will be presenting on the same stage with all these designers. Please don’t miss this Ao Dai Festival on September 15th at San Jose Center Performance for over 2500 audiences. It will be covering many medias, magazines from the U.S, Vietnam and around the world. Thanks to Ao Dai Festival organization- Jenny Do for including GG Connections Team and my designs in this one of a kind fashion show. Models, make up artists and hair stylists if you would like to participate this event, please contact me at debbie.nghiem@gmail.com. Thank you!rnhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.496974383452.297494.583373452&type=1rnrnJoin us for this exciting event on September 15, 2012.rnrnEvent sponsorship also available. http://aodaifestival.com/sponsorship-levels/rnAbout 2012 Ao Dai FestivalrnrnA Celebration of Vietnamese Art and CulturernrnAgainst a tapestry of colored flags and red silks, one hundred dancers dressed in the Vietnamese Ao Dai will dance to the drumbeats of forty drummers in front of the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, California on September 15 at 3 pm, marking the opening of the 2012 Ao Dai Vietnamese Cultural Festival.rnrnThe event is hosted by the Friends of Hue Foundation and the GreenRicernrnFoundation Inc. All festival proceeds benefit the FHF Children Shelter located in Hue, Vietnam.rnrnDesigners from Vietnam and the Greater Bay Area are invited to celebrate Vietnamese visual arts, language and energy. The event is designed to promote the beauty and grace of Vietnamese women. This family-friendly event will be a stunning visual feast appealing to everyone who appreciates beauty, fashion and cultural diversity.rnThe Festival includes:rnrnFashion Show of exquisite Ao Dai – International Designers dazzle with exquisite creations from traditional to modernrnMusic performed by Emmy Award Winner Vanessa VornrnFine Art Exhibition, curated by internationally renowned artist, TrinhrnMai, including a diverse collection of California Vietnamese ArtistsrnHumanitarian Awards, Ao Dai Fashion Awards hosted by Vicky Nguyen, NBC Bay ArearnVietnamese Food, Silent Auction, VIP reception and morernrnView the Program of Events for all the details.rnrnJoin us for this exciting event on September 15, 2012.rnrnSo far, the media list will be supporting GG Connections-rnrnIND TVrnrnDesi USArnrnReflection MagazinernrnND Chris from VBSrnrnThe companies that support GG Connections-rnrnTrung Lam $200 for the Fabric http://www.trunglam.com/rnrn1000 FINE Events for the materials http://www.1000FineEvents.com/rnrnMake Up artists and Hair stylistswho will be supporting GG Connections for Ao Dai Festival-rnNgoc Cindy(Cindy Nguyen-from A List)rnHanh Le from Dolce Vita Beauty TeamrnrnVivian Hua from Motives -Market America-TeamrnrnElisa Aguillera from Elle Hair StudiornrnCelebrities and Models and Beauty Queens that join GG Connections for Ao Dai Festival in Northern California-Miss Asian America Pageant, Miss Teen San Jose California, Miss Taiwain USA, and many more to be announce soonrnrnAlso, please to announce Cristina Ribeiro will be choreographer for Ao Dai Festival .rnrnFamous Designers-..more to announce soon..rnrnDang Thi Minh Hanh is an award winning fashion designer from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Director of the Vietnam Fashion Design Institute (FADIN) in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a leading figure in Vietnam’s new fashion industry. Blending traditional ao dai design with modern clothing, her creations are shown around the globe.rnrnDesigner Si Hoang earned his reputation for putting a new twist on Viet Nam’s traditional dress, the ao dai, over a decade ago. Since then Hoang’s ao dai have been seen on catwalks worldwide. He decorated his first ao dai in 1989, when a contestant in Miss Ao Dai Ho Chi Minh City, one of the country’s first beauty pageants, asked him to decorate her white ao dai.rnrnWell-known fashion designer Duc Hung will show his mysterious and charming ao dai designs. His latest collection was showcased at the opening ceremony of Vietnam Fashion Week.rnrnAlso, please to announce Cristina Ribeiro will be choreographer for Ao Dai Festival .rnrnAbout Cristina RibeirornBorn and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cristina Ribeiro’s goal is to spread to the new generation the marvels of culture, so she decided to produce educational TV shows, movies, fashion shows & events to inspire the new generation or talented performers and artists.rnBiography and Career:rnCristina has worked for many South American TV channels: Globo TV (largest in Latin America), TV Manchete, TVE, TV Cultura, SBT, MTV (Brazil). She also contributed to many magazines: Around, Revista Amiga (editorial), Revista Manchete, Atualissima (on-line magazine), Evirt (on-line magazine), and many others. Her movies and productions include: Roteiros de Macunaima (1981, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The Birthday Party (1987, Sao Paulo, Brazil), The Venus of Fire (1993, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Element of Creation (1993, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Day Dream (2001, Mountain View,rnrnCA), Drums’n’ Space Video Clip (2002, San Francisco, CA), Let’s Do it – Around the World in 60 Minutes (2005, Palo Alto, CA), Caricatas Brasileiras (2006, Los Gatos, CA), ABC’s Girls and Boys Club (2006, Menlo Park, CA). Cristina producing her own TV Show at KMVT 15 where she is a hostess, and her TV pilot series Talent Workout for the 2007 and 2008 Seasons. In Tunes in 2008,rnrnBe That Kid TV 2008, A Dream Comes True 2010, Trick or Treat 2010, Silver Lust (Fashion Video ) 2011, Silicon Valley Beauty , 2011.rnrnrnrnCristina was the first Afro-Brazilian actress for MacDonald ‘s, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Run Bacardi, Campari, you named. Recently she got a part at a French Commercial “Le Produit” produced in USA . Also she was an assistant director/choreographer for the Mick Jagger’s Video Clip “Just Another Night” directed by legendary director Julian Temple and also she worked in international music video clips : Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, many Brazilian Soap Operas and Broadway Musicals as Sweety Charity, Hair, A Chorus Line, The Wiz, Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book , in the last ones she was nominated the best actress receiving the Coca-cola Prize for Children Theater in 1987 & 1991/ 1993rnrnrnrnCristina Ribeiro has taught a variety of dance forms from Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Ethnic and Hip-Hop, plus international folkloric dances, for many years. Cristina spent 15 years working with Globo TV, the most successful TV of Latin America as a choreographer at the show “Fantastico”, Trapalhoes, and many more. She has worked with Caetano Veloso,Gilberto Gil, Clara Nunes, Nara Leaõ, Gonzaguinha, Emílio Santiago, Fabio Junior,Marisa Monte, Valeria Valenssa (Globeleza), Joao Bosco and others. She choreographed and performed on television, fashion shows, concerts, music festivals, movies, and dance festivals all over the world, including Europe, North America, and South America. Cristina performed to Nelson Mandela, Premier Minister Henry Kissinger, Cia Johnson & Johnson, Cia Ford.rnRecently she took part as a dancer at a new HBO Production with super star Nicole Kidman dancing the Mambo.rnrnShe is a judge for the San Francisco Carnaval Parade, and collaborates with her Brazilian duties.rnrnAlso she is a Guest Master Teacher at local and abroad dance companies as western Ballet, Teen dance Company, Rhythm and Motion, Ariel Dance Productions, Theater Works, Palomar College in San Diego, local and abroad dance companies , besides her traditional master classes in Spain and Brazil during the summer.Cristina incorporates her many years of acting,dance,singing training,modeling and performing into her teaching. Her classes are popular due to her passionate teaching style. Expertly broken-down, Cristina’s shown in a non-intimidating way that all people understand. She teaches all over the Bay Area to students of all ages and backgrounds – as well as teaching workshop and master classes throughout the country and abroad.rnrnrnrnAs a model, she won 2nd place at the International Talent Search Competition The Look of the year in 1987 organized by Elite Models, She was At the Celebrities calendar for Fashion Magazine Around in 1989, she was celebrity guest for Magazine Elle 1993,celebrity Model at Vogue Magazine by acclaimed Brazilian photographer Dimas Schittini in 1987, exclusive model for National Hotel Rio in 1981, she won a prize by the Rio de Janeiro Mayor as one the best citizen of the year helping under privilege communities in 1993. Also she had a 6 years contract with Polygram records all in South America until 1999.rnrnrnrnCristina was the artistic director for Friday Night Records announcing “Jennifer’s Fuentes ” American Idol Season 2 finalist CD Debut “Ready”. Also she was an artistic director for the CD Christmas Rhythm and Bossa by artist Franco Satammini produced in 1996 with a participation of 5 grammy’s award winner a saxophonist Phil Wood.Read more about the history of the Ao Dai and its significance relative to Vietnamese culture.rnrnhttp://aodaifestival.com/history/

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