lion dancer

A traditional Lion dance will be part of Kapiʻolani’s International Festival.

The Kapiʻolani Community College International Festival, March 18–21, showcases the depth of international education efforts at Kapiʻolani CC.

Numerous guest speakers, performances of ethnic dance and music, a Parade of Cultures, art exhibits, films, poetry and literature readings, and more will take place in the ʻOhia Cafeteria and other classrooms around campus.

The free festival is open to the public. Parking is available behind Diamond Head Theatre.

Featured Events

Bollywood Dance Workshop
Harmony Aguilera demonstrates the entrancing music and dance from India. This mini-workshop begins with a dance warm-up, a breakdown of some moves and a short piece of choreography for everyone to try.

Khanate of the Golden Horde
Christopher Greywolf and members of the Golden Horde demonstrate survival skills necessary on the steppes in Mongolia. Wearing traditional Mongolian clothing, this cultural group is dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of Mongolians.

Film Night
Late Autumn (Chinese-Korean-English language) follows Anna, a Chinese immigrant who has been in prison for seven years and is given 72 hours parole to attend her family funeral in Seattle. On the bus she meets Hoon, who is running from his troubles, and romance blossoms. A movie introduction will be given by Kalani Fujiwara, a Kapiʻolani CC political science instructor.

International Friendship Through Literature
Students learning Chinese, Filipino, French, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish will present skits, storytelling, readings and recite poems in their original languages.

International Parade of Cultures
Members of Kapiʻolani’s International Cafe, Japanese 131 and Japanese 298 classes and the campus community encourage the public to wear the native clothing of their country and join in the colorful Kapiʻolani CC International Parade of Cultures. Drumming will be provided by SANGO.

Kyudo: Zen Archery of Japan
Mizue Hasegawa Kashiwamura and Ai Oyama will demonstrate live target shooting. Archery in Japan is pre-historical and the first images picturing the distinct Japanese asymmetrical longbow are from the Yayoi period, when the bow began to be used in warfare in addition to hunting.

For a detailed listing of acitivites and times, download the International Festival events brochure.

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