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2013 Asia Pacific Dance Festival: Welcoming Ceremony

Info: Jul 19, 2013 • Fri • 6:00pm • East-West Center Friendship Circle • Free and open to the public • For more information call 808-956-8246

The 2013 Asia Pacific Dance Festival reflects on the theme of journeys and the many journeys that we take in life, geographically, culturally, and otherwise. The dance companies in our featured concerts have taken these journeys and bring us a diverse selection of dance from their individual traditions as well as from a more contemporary viewpoint.

We are excited to welcome to the East-West Center and the University of Hawaiīi at Mānoa New Zealand`s Atamira, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) and Hawaiīi`s own Hālau Nā Kamalei O Līlīlehua under the direction of kumu hula Robert Cazimero.

We pick up where we left off in 2011 with an expanded look at dance through performances, ceremonies and discussions. Kicking off our weekend of the Festival`s featured concerts will be a Welcoming Ceremony free and open to the public. Join us as we welcome the dancers and the visiting dance companies welcome each other to the Asia Pacific Dance Festival.

The Asia Pacific Dance Festival is quickly becoming the premiere Festival of dance in the region and will continue that tradition with this series of performances.

The Asia Pacific Dance Festival is a co-production of the East-West Center Arts Program and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College. Funding is provided by the Friends of Asia Pacific Dance Festival, the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, Hawaii Pacific Rim Society, Mayor`s Office on Culture and the Arts, New Zealand Consulate, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Honolulu, Taiwan Academy Los Angeles, Taiwan Ministry of Culture, contributors to the EWC Foundation including Members of the Arts Ohana, and UH Mānoa Center for Philippine Studies, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Student Activity Program Fee Board, Student Athletic Fee Committee, Music Department and Department of Theatre & Dance.

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