With more than 30 performers lined up this year, Gateway to Asia presents one of its largest festival offerings in CDBF history. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, the Gateway stage will take you through the ancient and contemporary traditions of India, China, Taiwan, Java, Japan, Vietnam, Hawaii, Polynesia, and the Philippines. Get into rhythm with music and dance spanning one side of the Pacific to the other, and with the eclectic sounds of EP Davis and the Erhoopla Ensemble. Then, relax the mind and heart with Midori Allmayer in ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, Yunn Pann in Chinese calligraphy, and Harold Sasaki in the art of bonsai.
On the Martial Arts stage, the Ancient Harmony Tai Chi Chuan School and Taoist Tai Chi Society will be demonstrating more physical forms of relaxation and focus. For performances of greater speed and physical intensity, there will be over 10 different styles of martial arts showcasing the diverse journeys that martial arts have taken to travel from the past to the present, and from Asia to the rest of the world.
Join Maile Inagaki, featured in the photo above, of the Little Grass Shack, and the rest of the performers at Gateway to Asia!