SOE 2017 – Audition


Sunday January 15, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm (first)
Sunday January 29, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm (second)


Troy Community Center – Studio B/C, 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Telephone: (248) 524-3484


Celebrating Asian Festivals

Theme: Each team is expected to pick one month and take the audience to journey to any important festival of their country for that month. Through the medium of song and dance, your group will express the story about its historical significance, emotions behind it or any important event surrounding it. You may pick any story worth telling about the festival that you choose. Asian Festival Calendar 2017 – together we will present a round-up of all the best festivals in Asia this year! We will be available to guide you through the process.

Objective of the Audition: CAPA will be looking for your group’s readiness to participate in their annual signature event, so please be ready with a dance that centers around the theme of this year’s SOE event. We will be looking for the unique movements of your dancers, a sample of your dance costumes (photographs are fine at this point), music and the idea behind your dance. The dances should be different from any previous performances for the SOE.

Duration: About 5-6 minutes at the audition.

The production will continue to audition soloist/groups (throughout the month of February) from countries like: India, China, Japan, Korea, Philippine, Polynesia, Taiwan, Thai, Vietnam and non-Asian are most welcome.

Contact Sharon Dow, CAPA SOE 2017 Production Manager at (248) 421-3468 or email for more details.

Audition Results: 13 community cultural groups of the SOE 2017 have been selected through auditions. All of the groups are to be congratulated on their achievement and contribution to the community’s culture capacity building. Together with these 13 community cultural groups from China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan, Thai, Vietnam, we will showcase Asian Festival 2017 on May 13th! This promises to be an incredibly exciting SOE year as we have a strong pool of talent in the show.

Congratulations to all 13 selected community cultural groups!


Formosa Circus Art (professional visiting group)
ArtLab J (professional visiting group)

Buddhist Temple Linh Son
Chinese Dance Troupe of Metro-Detroit Oriental Art School
Great Lakes TAIKO Center
Hansamo Korean Traditional Dance Group
Mathangi’s Dance Crew
Michigan Chinese Folk Dancing Group
New Century Adult Dance Group
Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan
Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan – Hula Dance Team
Pong Lang Thai Dance Team of MI
Troy Chinese Folk Dancing Group
Vietnamese American Association of Michigan
Wind Dance Cultural Group