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19 May 2012 @ 09:53 am
Check us out at SilkRoad.DragonCon.org!

New info about the Expo and the Origami soon!
Join the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company on an exciting adventure with Nezha, the well beloved child warrior deity in Chinese Mytholoy!

Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center
General Admission: $22.00
Student and Seniors: $12.00
Purchase tickets via Ticket Master: 1-800-745-300 or at Gwinnett Center Box office at

Current Mood: creative
29 August 2010 @ 10:14 am
Silk Road: Asian Cinema & Culture
Code: (SILK)
Location: Piedmont, Hyatt, Conference Lvl.

Parade info:
9th Annual Dragon*Con Parade
Gather your costume and muster at 9:30
am sharp in Woodruff Park and join
our Grand Marshals for the parade! S.
Kenyon, K. Sorbo, J. Wurts, N. Adams;
Sat 10:00 am; Parade


Silk Road Meet and Greet:
Come meet and greet the Silk Road staff
as we discuss upcoming highlights of
this weekends scheduled activities and
panels. Fri 10:00 am; Piedmont [H]

Asian Independent Film Series Part 1:
The Tea Master(10:50) Qing Lou Nu
(25:00) Join us as we present this years
entries in the Asian Cinema Category to
the Dragon Con Film Festival. Fri 11:30
am; Piedmont [H]

Asian Street Fashion:
Join us for a lively Demonstration of the
latest looks and trends in Asian Street
Fashion. Fri 1:00 pm; Piedmont [H]

Asian Art Through the Ages:
A brief historical look at Asian Art. From
the tsunami wave to the modern Asian
inspired art of today. D. Mack; Fri 2:30
pm; Piedmont [H]

Not Just Kurasawa: The Art of
Samaurai Films
We know you’ve heard of Zatoichi but did
you know there were 26 movies & more
than a hundred TV episodes around this
Samurai icon. Fri 4:00 pm; Piedmont

Sabutai Musashi: Ninkage-ryu
Ninkage-ryu a Japanese martial arts
style continues to live. Grandmaster
Musashi uses a variety of weapons and
implements to astound and amaze. S.
Musashi; Fri 5:30 pm; Intl. S [H]
Q&A With Grand Master Sabutai

Master Tai and his staff discuss the
Ninkage-ryu Style of Martial Arts:
S. Musashi; Fri 7:00 pm; Piedmont [H]

Don’t forget the Bandaids:
An insiders guide to travel in Japan. Fri
8:30 pm; Piedmont [H]

Ecchi an intro to Ero:
A look at Ero through history from ancient
woodblock to modern anime. Fri 10:00
pm; Piedmont [H]


Asian Ball Jointed Dolls:
Open forum Show and Tell of highly
customizable Asian Ball Jointed Dolls Sat
11:30 am; Piedmont [H]

A journey into the art of Ninjutisu:
Join Darryl Brazee of Shinobi Martial Arts
as he takes us on a journey through the
myths legends and modern day practices
of the art of Ninjutisu. Sat 1:00 pm;
Piedmont [H]

Godzilla the Trailers&afternoon
Compilation of Godzilla Trailers and
assorted clips. . Sat 2:30 pm; Piedmont

Godzilla in Modern Media:
An exploration of Godzilla through the
ages of modern media. Sat 4:00 pm;
Piedmont [H]

Belly Dance 101 with Phoenicia:
Dance instruction in the art of Belly
Dance. With veteran instructor Phoenicia.
Sat 5:30 pm; Intl. N [H]

Sabutai Musashi Ninkage-ryu
A martial arts performance by
Grandmaster Tai and his students S.
Musashi; Sat 7:00 pm; Intl. N [H]

Kimono a Walk Through History:
A demonstration and History of Asian
clothing Sat 8:30 pm; Piedmont [H]

Tattooing Trends in the Eastern
A panel discussion of Asian tattoo trends.
Following the rich history of Asian body
art. Sat 10:00 pm; Piedmont [H]


Belly Dance 101 with Phoenicia:
Belly Dance instruction Sun 10:00 am;
A601-A602 [M]

Tai Chi &Tai Chi Chu’an of Yin and
A demonstration of the Tai Chi form, and
the ensuing health benefits. Sun 10:00
am; Piedmont [H]

Chinese Sleeve Dancing:
Yolanda Campbell leads a class on the
Ancient Art of Chinese Sleeve Dancing.
Sun 11:30 am; Piedmont [H]

The Zen of Sumi Animal Painting:
Artist Bill Pierson demonstrates and
discusses the laws of Japanese ink
painting including the Mokkotsu
technique. Sun 1:00 pm; Piedmont [H]

Engrish and Other Things Lost in
A hilarious romp down the Silk road as
we explore the oddities of things lost
in translation. R. Fitz; Sun 2:30 pm;
Piedmont [H]:

Hairstyles of the Tang Dynasty Period:
An interactive demonstration and lesson
on the elaborate hairstyles of the Tang
Dynasty. Sun 4:00 pm; Piedmont [H]

Dancing the Silk Road:
A dance preformance Sun 5:30 pm;
Hanover C-E [H]

How to make a Chinese Vampire:
Make-up demonstration with a follow
along narrative of the history of the
Chinese vampire R. Fitz; Sun 7:00 pm;
Piedmont [H]

God of Vampires with intro by Rob
Feature film with intro by director and
crew members. R. Fitz; Sun 8:30 pm;
Piedmont [H]


Asian Independent film Part 2:
Orutana Doragon (39:75)Part two of the
Dragon Con independent film festival in
the Asian cinema category. . Mon 10:00
am; Piedmont [H]

Asian Ball Jointed Dolls:
An open forum show and tell of the
highly customizable and collected Asian
Ball Jointed Doll. Meet and greet other
collectors. Mon 11:30 am; Piedmont [H]

Origami with Richard Saunders:
Noted skeptic and Origami Book Author/
Designer Richard Saunders creates magic
and wonder with the simple yet complex
art of paper folding. R. Saunders; Mon
1:00 pm; Piedmont [H]

Towel Origami for hoopi Froods:
Towel origami instruction Mon 2:30 pm;
Piedmont [H]
Current Mood: excitedexcited
23 July 2010 @ 01:38 am
Hi out there on LJ!

I'm not sure how many are LJ users are still active out there. But, I thought I would make a post for the Silkroad track!

We will be having the Silkroad Dance Expo again! Yay! I don't have a time or which day of the Con just yet. But, I would like to announce that it is back for another year!

It will be a one hour show, like previous years. And, I am looking for performers for this year's Silkroad Dance Expo. Remember the theme is "Silkroad" and hey this is a Sci-fi and Fanasty convention. Be creative with your performance! We have had some outstanding shows in the past. Let us continue the tradition!

Please contact my email address: nikita_darkstrider@yahoo.com with the subject matter "Silkroad Dance Expo" and let me know if you are interested in performing or just more information.

Looking forward to another Awesome Dragon con and Silkroad: Asian Cinema and Culture Track!

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
28 June 2010 @ 04:01 pm
For those of you attending this year's Dragoncon, I've just read on the Dragoncon Yahoogroups list that the Baymont hotel has been sold and that the new owners are not honoring any reservations already made for Dragoncon this year. Good luck on finding a new hotel! Do check the hotel listings at the D*C site itself, of course.
03 September 2009 @ 08:21 am
Silk Road: Asian Cinema
and Culture (SILK)
Silk Road Meet and Greet:
Come meetand greet the SilkRoad staff as we
discuss upcoming highlights of this weekends
scheduled activities and panels. Fri 10:00 am;
L508 [M]

I Ching The History and the Mystery:
Explore the History and the mystery of the acient
art of I Ching and Chinese Horoscopes and how
they still apply today to modern day living. C. K.
Barrett; Fri 11:30 am; L508 [M]

Asian Philosophy and Mythology:
Listen and share as we discuss some of the greatest
stories ever told. We will be discussing ancient philosophy,
wisdom and elements of Chinese and Japanese
Mythologies. C. K. Barrett; Fri 1:00 pm; L508 [M]

Modular Origami:
Hands on. Learn a modular origami fold to create
gems and cubes. Best for ages 12 and up. K.
McGibony (M); Fri 2:30 pm; L508 [M]

Come learn the art of Haiku, fandom's favorite form
of poetry. Bring your favorites or freeform with us.
S. Shockley (M); Fri 4:00 pm; L508 [M]

Asian Street Fashion:
Harajuku, Lolita, do you know what they are
and how to tell them apart? Join us for a lively
discussion and demonstration of the latest trends
in Asian street fashion. K. McGibony (M); Fri 5:30
pm; L508 [M]

Sabuti Musashi: Ningage-ryu:
Ningage-ryu a Japanese martial arts style with
roots in the 1300's, continues to live. Grandmaster
Mausashi uses a sword, cane, and walking stick to
amaze. S. Musashi; Fri 7:00 pm; Hanover C-E [H]

Drum Circle and Etiquette:
Basic drum rythms and how to have fun in a drum
circle. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. M.
Eaves (M); Fri 7:00 pm; L508 [M]

Ohayo is not Goodbye-Japanese 101:
Basic Japanese for travelers and students. Because
chances are your going to need to know where your
hotel is. C. K. Barrett; Fri 8:30 pm; L508 [M]

Lost In Translation, a Journey into Asian
You know you love Asian Cinema from chop socky
schlock to colorful masterpieces. . Put your Two yen
in an open forum. R. Fitz; Fri 10:00 pm; L508 [M]

Tattooing in the Eastern World:
A panel discussing Asian ink and its history. Explore
the rich history of Asian body art. Immediately
following discussion will be an Asian themed show
and tell. . Please use discretion when showing your
tattoos. Justin (M); Fri 11:30 pm; L508 [M]

Asian Ball Jointed Dolls:
Open panel discussion, join Tina Rose Black as
she journeys into the facinating world of Asian ball
jointed dolls. Bring your BJD to show and tell and
learn more about these highly customizable Asian
dolls. T. Black (M); Sat 11:30 am; L508 [M]

Godzilla Bingo Extravaganza:
Come one come all to our first annual Godzilla
Bingo Extravaganza. Movie with bingo cards, trailer
shows and prizes. All ages welcome to attend. T.
Blanks (M); Sat 1:00 pm; L508 [M]; 2.5 Hr(s)

Story Time Origami:
Children learn to fold preprinted origami to
accompany a spoken story. Fun activity for the whole
family. K. McGibony (M); Sat 4:00 pm; L508 [M]

What's with the Bowing?:
Asian culture and customs. Join us as weexplore
the do's and dont's of and the reasons behind
some of the perplexing aspects of Asian society and
culture. C. K. Barrett; Sat 5:30 pm; L508 [M]

Asian Hairstyles Simple to Elaborate:
A demonstration of elaborate Asian hairstyles.
Including braids,buns, twists,topknots. With a brief
history and how to of hairsticks, Kanzashi hairpins
and basic ornamentation. Sat 7:00 pm; L508 [M]

Kimono a Walk through History:
Know the difference between an obi and a kimono?
Join us for a discussion and demonstration of
the clothing of the Silk Road. A must for those
interested in Asian costuming. S. Lysinger (M); Sat
8:30 pm; L508 [M]

Painted Faces, the Meanings of Make Up
in Japanese Culture:
Whats the deal with all the bright makeup? Join us as
we explore the whys and wherefors of Japanese
makeup from Geisha to Kabuki Theater. R. Fitz; Sat
10:00 pm; L508 [M]

Pigs Might Fly-an Origami Discussion:
International Author Richard Saunders will talk
about the process of inventing and writing books on
origami. He will also discuss the steps for filming
for You Tube and his new title "DVD Origami". With
a bonus lesson on how to make Pigasus The Flying
Pig". R. Saunders; Sun 10:00 am; L508 [M]

Origami Round Robin:
Come fold with us as we learn to make a variety of
origami creatures and structures in a round robin
format. This panel is suitable for all ages and skill
levels. R. Saunders, K. McGibony (M); Sun 11:30
am; L508 [M]

Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chu'an of Yin and Yang:
Join James Garner of the Dragon Cloud Tai Chi
Association as he demonstrates the graceful
movements of the Tai Chi form, and explains how they
relate to the fighting art of Tai Chi Chuan, and how
the body mechanics from fighting can provide health
benefits. J. Garner (M); Sun 1:00 pm; L508 [M]

Sabutai Musashi: Ningage-ryu:
Ningage-ryu a Japanese martial arts style with
roots in the 1300's, continues to live. Grandmaster
Mausashi uses a sword, cane, and walking stick to
amaze. S. Musashi; Sun 2:30 pm; Hanover C-E [H]

Gems of the Orient:
Join noted gemologist Robert Wade of the Phoenix
Mine Company. As he discusses the gems and jewelry
of the East. R. Wade (M); Sun 4:00 pm; L508 [M]

Tea the Good the Bad and the Awful:
Join us as we discuss the many varietys of teas
from Japan, China, and around the world, and the
myths legends and health benefits attributed to
them. This will be an open panel discussion. S.
Shockley (M); Sun 5:30 pm; L508 [M]

Vending Machine Culture and We Speak
Engrish Here:
They put what in a vending machine? Find out the
astounding variety and enjoy our montage of our
favorite signs that somehow got lost in translation.
Sun 7:00 pm; L508 [M]

Geshia Theater with Ana Ikimaru:
Journey to the Orient with us as we experience the
timeless beauty of a preforming Geshia. The Silk
Road is proud to present this preformance by Ana
Ikamaru a noted Geshia Impersonater. Sun 8:30
pm; L508 [M]

New Wave Asian Horror:
Forget freddy, forget Jason. The Asian bad boys
and girls are much more frightening. Open forum
discussion about the new/ old Asian horrer genre.
R. Fitz; Sun 10:00 pm; L508 [M]

Adult Themes in Asian Pop Art:
Explore the racy side of Asian culture through
Pop Art. A lively discussion and presentation on a
subject that would seemingly taboo in such a strict
culture. C. K. Barrett; Sun 11:30 pm; L508 [M]

Everything Old is New Again Asian Splash
and Ink Painting:
Join us as we discuss the many variations of
Asian spash and Ink Painting. We will cover basic
techniques and a brief history of these timeless
arts. Mon 10:00 am; L508 [M]

Origami Open Fold:
Join us as we fold anything and everything into
amazing and wondurous paper art. R. Saunders, K.
McGibony (M); Mon 11:30 am; L508 [M]

Towel Origami for Hoopy Froods:
Every good Hitchiker knows a towel is your most
important piece of traveling equipment. Join Us as
we fold towels, into magical and mythical beasts.
This is a must see for anyone interested in this
hilarious art of practical origami. S. Shockley (M);
Mon 1:00 pm; L508 [M]

The End of the Road:
Join us as we talk about the weekend and read
suggestions for next year accumulated through out
the weekend from our suggestion box. . Mon 2:30
pm; L508 [M]
Kodo Drummers performing at the Atlanta Fox Theater on March 1st, 09 at 8PM

Kodo is a group whose activities are centered on the Japanese drum, or ‘taiko’. While exploring the countless byways of the traditional performing arts, Kodo strives to create something new for the modern age. The name ‘Kodo’ conveys two meanings. The literal readings of the two characters that make up the name in Japanese are ‘drum’ and ‘child’–conveying Kodo's desire to play the taiko purely, with the heart of a child. The word Kodo is also a homonym for ‘heartbeat’–humanity’s most fundamental source of rhythm–the first sound a child hears in their mother’s womb. Since Kodo’s debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, one third of the year has been spent touring Japan, a third on Sado Island, and the rest of the year touring overseas.
Current Mood: artistic
The Atlanta Chinese Dance Company presents

West to East, East to West

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 7:30pm
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 2:00pm

$20 General Admission, $10 Students

Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center

The impact of globalization on the development of art and entertainment in China and the United States.

Hwee-Eng Y. Lee, Artistic Director

Featuring Guest Artists

Kerry Lee, H.T. Chen & Dancers

Tara Lee, Atlanta Ballet

Nadia Mara, Atlanta Ballet

Hangdong Xu, Dance China NY

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 7:30pm
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 2:00pm

$20 General Admission, $10 Students

Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center



The world is getting smaller. American chains like Starbucks have sprung up all over China, and Chinese movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon have wowed movie-goers in theaters across the United States.

Economic globalization has brought cultures of the world closer and closer together. Atlanta Chinese Dance Company’s original Chinese dance production West to East, East to West explores the impact of globalization on the development of art and entertainment in China and the United States. The first section West to East, examines the influence of ballet and modern dance on the development of Chinese ballet and traditional Chinese dance in China while the second section East to West, looks at Chinese history and culture depicted in popular TV shows, movies, opera, and museum exhibits in the United States. Featured in the production will be professional guest artists from New York based companies H.T. Chen & Dancers and Dance China NY, award-winning choreography from China, as well as original choreography by artistic director Hwee-Eng Y. Lee.

More about West to East, East to West

West to East

The emergence of western dance forms such as ballet and modern dance in China have greatly impacted the development of Chinese ballet and traditional Chinese dance in China. In the 1950s, Russian artists brought Russian ballet training to China and assimilated it with the Chinese training program for dancers. In addition to performing ballet classics such as Swan Lake and Giselle China also created “Chinese ballets” to tell stories of their own people, integrating traditional Chinese dance and opera movement with classical ballet. Guest artists Tara Lee and Nadia Mara from Atlanta Ballet and ACDC dancers will excerpts from the renowned Chinese ballet White-haired Girl. Balletic influences such as pointed feet, turn out of the legs, high extensions, and ethereal quality can also be observed in traditional Chinese dances of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, such as award-winning pieces “Dunhuang Dance – Flying Celestials” and “Rain in a Small Town Lane.” In recent years, modern dance concepts such as creative self-expression, freedom of movement, floor work, and sense of gravity have also influenced the development of traditional Chinese dance in the 21st century, as evidenced in award-winning solos such as “Cradle,” to be performed by guest artist Kerry Lee from New York based modern dance company H.T. Chen & Dancers, and “Lu Dai Dang Feng.”

East to West

Chinese history and culture has been hot in Atlanta and across the United States in recent years. Atlanta’s High Museum of Art opened The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army exhibit in November 2008. New York’s Metropolitan Opera had a sold-out run of an all new opera The First Emperor in December 2006, showcasing Chinese and non-Chinese superstars such as Chinese composer Tan Dun, Chinese dancer and choreographer Dou Dou Huang, and Italian tenor Placido Domingo. Zhang Ziyi hit the big screen across the United States in Chinese movies Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The House of Flying Daggers in 2000 and 2004. Amy Tan’s TV series Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat played on PBS Kids from 2001 to 2002. Puccini’s opera Turandot, which incorporates the melody from the Chinese song “Jasmine Flower,” has been performed by opera companies numerous times throughout the United States. ACDC’s East to West will include original Chinese dance renditions of the aforementioned Chinese cultural references in mainstream American art and entertainment choreographed by artistic director Hwee-Eng Y. Lee specifically for this production. Also featured in this section will be an award-winning traditional Chinese dance solo “Spirit of the Terracotta Warrior,” to be performed by guest artist Hangdong Xu from New York based Chinese dance company Dance China NY.

“Celebration of Life” – A Selection of Chinese Folk Dance

ACDC’s performance of West to East, East to West will also include a collection of traditional Chinese folk dances based on celebratory events in Chinese culture. “Celebration of Life” opens with a traditional Chinese New Year celebration with colorful silk ribbons and handkerchiefs, and follows with a harvest celebration set in rural China. In addition to these Han celebrations, “Celebration of Life” will also feature celebrations unique to minority ethnic groups such as the Tibetan, Mongolian, Uyghur, and Dai. The section will close with a Han wedding gathering.

About the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company

ACDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the development, advancement, and appreciation of Chinese history and culture through the art of Chinese dance to metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. Founded in 1991 by Hwee-Eng Y. Lee, the company currently trains over eighty dancers. ACDC has presented thirteen original full-evening productions in theaters such as the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, and Rialto Center for the Performing Arts as well as numerous community outreach performances throughout the metro Atlanta area. Most notably, the company appeared in the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the “Chinese variation” of Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fabulous Fox Theater for ten consecutive years. In November 2008, ACDC had the honor of performing at both the media preview and opening of High Museum of the Art’s The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army art exhibit.
Come Celebrate the Year of OX at Chinese Cultural Center, Atlanta, GA.

Chinese New Year occurs every year around January, and February. The traditional celebration of Chinese New Year is a cultural event that local communities (Chinese and non-Chinese) anticipate and excited about.
For the upcoming Year of Ox Chinese New Year, the local business, schools and social organizations are going to host a 2-day celebration festival. The festival will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, on January 31- February 1, 2009 at Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta (5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341).
The festival features traditional dragon dance, lion dance, drum performance, authentic Chinese food, Chinese cultural arts and crafts, calligraphy demonstration, Chinese music and dance performance, Chinese opera performances, etc. Admission tickets are on sale at the event at the Cultural Center for $5.00 each admission, which includes $2.00 food vendor coupon.
The festival offers the local communities an opportunity to experience the traditional way of celebrating Chinese New Year, and the authentic food, arts and crafts that are associated with Chinese culture. The amount of people attending this festival speaks volumes about the success of this program.
For information about Chinese New Year Celebration Festival, please call the Cultural Center of TECO at (770) 451-4456.

“This program is supported in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly”
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: In my head
Coming to Atlanta is Divina Performing Arts 1009 World Tour, on December 19-20 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, ATL GA 30339) It is being presented by the NTCEC & Southeast US Falun Dafa association.

If you want to see really awesome professional Classical Chinese dancers, this the top show to go see this year! For group discounts call:1-877-285-2285

www.divinearts.org or www.atl2009.com

Show times: Friday, Dec. 19th 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 20th, 2pm and 7:30pm
Prices( $39, $69, $79, $99, and $168)

Ticketmaster: 404-249-6400, or www.ticketmaster.com

Here is the Show description:
Brillant, Inspiring. Glorious.

It's traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be---a brillant blend of beauty, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. Thunderous drums shake the stage, while spectacular backdrops take you to another world.

See ancient legends of virue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalist that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of beauty and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling and unforgettable show.

Divine Performing Arts has performed to acclaim in 70 cities worldwide. Based in New York, it is independent of China's regime and proud to include artists that practice Falun Gong medition. DPA seeks to breathe new life into traditional Chinese culture and provide audiences with an experience of sublime beauty.
Current Mood: artistic
OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS AT Atlanta's High Museum of Arts

Ni Hao, Atlanta! A Celebration Fit for an Emperor

November 16, 2008, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free with Museum admission, free for members

Outdoor celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. The Museum will open at 12 noon.

Join us for a day of traditional Chinese dance and musical performances as we celebrate the opening weekend of The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army. Put your fingers to work and craft a terracotta warrior to add to our miniature army display.

Hi everyone,
I am going, please contact me if you are interested in going. Maybe we can get a group together and get group discount. Thank you, Yoyo
contact me at: nikita_darkstrider@yahoo.com
Current Mood: artistic
September 30th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Yoko Hiraoka
Stories from the Tale of Heike performed and sung by Yoko Hiraoka
Emory Performing Arts Center

The Biwa is an ancient lute-like string instrument from Japan which
has been used for centuries to recount stories from medieval times
with themes of love, hardship, epic battles and the evanescence of life.

Many of these stories are collected together in `The Tale of Heike' an
account of the amours, battles and tragedies suffered by two warring
clans, the Minamoto and Taira clans of 12th century Japan. The
influence of these stories on Japanese culture can be seen even today,
in contemporary anime themes.

This beautiful musical and academic event is illustrated with
projected images of scenes from the Tale of Heike. Yoko performs four
of the classic biwa compositions. In this way she is bringing to life
the Tale as it has been done for centuries, with singing voice and a
dynamic and expressive biwa accompaniment.

Librettos of all the sung pieces are provided to audiences in both
English and phonetic Japanese.

Yoko Hiraoka is a senior master performer of Biwa, Koto, Shamisen and
Jiuta voice. She is a native of Kyoto, Japan and studied classical
koto and shamisen music from an early age. She has been studying and
performing Chikuzen 5-string Biwa for most of her professional life.

Sponsored by The Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture
Department, The East Asian Studies Program, and The Hightower fund,
this program is free and open to the public. Further inquires may be
made to martha.shockey@emory.edu
18 September 2008 @ 10:35 pm
4th Atlanta Asian Film Festival
Oct 3-11, 2008

Ayat Ayat Cinta
Director: Hanung Bramantyo
Indonesia, 2008, Bahasa Indonesia w/English subtitles

Death Note
Director: Shusuke Kaneko
Japan, 2006, Japanese w/ English subtitles

Fishing Luck
Director: Wen-Chen Tseng
Taiwan, 2005, Mandarin w/English subtitles

Director: Paolo Villaluna
Philippines, 2005, Tagalog w/English subtitles

Public Enemy Returns
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
South Korea, 2008, Korean w/ English subtitles

Director: Johnnie To
Hong Kong, 2008, Cantonese and Mandarin w/English subtitles

Still Life
Director: Zhang Ke Jia
China, 2006, Mandarin w/English subtitles
06 September 2008 @ 03:58 pm
Thought this ought to be on another thread.

Malachi who made the flex hat sent me the following links:

That has the crease patterns and some notes about how to make it.

Here are some pictures Malachi took of the folding process one time.

hope that helps if you want more information you can post here (but I don't check it very often)
or email me at empooress@gmail.com
Happy folding!

03 September 2008 @ 06:56 pm
Thanks again to Silk Road for the opportunity to perform Chinese sleeve dancing at Dragon*Con. Yoyo and I had an excellent time! I absolutely loved being a part of the Lion Dance! Please extend my appreciation to the Lion Dancers and to the organizers of the Silk Road track.
Playing at -
* Atlanta, Midtown Art Cinema
* St. Louis, Tivoli Theatre
Coming Soon To:
* Seattle, Varsity Theatre
Hardworking and hardheaded, Tuya (Yu Nan, Best Actress Award Winner at the 2007 Chicago Film Festival) is a Mongolian desert herder who refuses to be settled in a town in accordance with the new industrialization policy. She is kept busy with two kids, a disabled husband and 100 sheep to care for, but one day she hurts her back. The only way for the family to survive is for her to divorce her husband on paper and look for a new spouse who can take care of the whole family. A series of suitors lines up, but it's not easy to find a man who fits the bill. This warm, endearing tale, featuring stunning cinematography, won the top prize (the Golden Bear for Best Film) at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed and co-written by Wang Quan An. (Fully subtitled)

Playing at -
* Atlanta, Midtown Art Cinema
* Denver, Esquire Theatre
* St. Louis, Tivoli Theatre
In China, it is simply known as "The River." But the Yangtze—and the life that surrounds it—is undergoing a truly spectacular transformation wrought by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history, the Three Gorges Project. From the vantage point of a luxury "farewell cruise" that wends its way up the River, we are witness to the dramatic shift: peasant families are forced to relocate their entire lives as floodwaters steadily engulf their villages; young tour-boat employees warily grasp at a more prosperous future; Western tourists catch a final glimpse of a disappearing culture. Returning to the scene of his grandfather's riverbank youth, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang has crafted a singularly moving and cinematically breathtaking depiction of contemporary China and a disquieting glance into a future that awaits us all.
From the Orac list (and please pass it along):


To All You Book-loving Atlanta Locals:

I just got a note from Sean Wallace, Publisher/Editor with Prime
Books/Wildside Press. It seems that SF/F publisher Meisha Merlin,
which declared it was shutting down in November, has a rather large
amount of stock (tens of thousands of books) in its Stone Mountain
warehouse (1440 Kelton Drive, Stone Mountain) that needs to be rescued
or it will all be destroyed/recycled.

Sean is renting a truck which can fit fifteen pallets, single-stacked,
or thirty double-stacked, but there's no forklift available, only a
pallet jack. So he has to fill the truck by hand. He'll be in town
Tuesday and Wednesday (4/22 and 4/23) to load up, and he's asked me to
spread the word that he's desperate for volunteers to help him. Anyone
who volunteers can cart off any books they want that don't fit into
the truck.

If you can help out or know of folks who might be able to, email Sean
at: seanwallace at comcast.net
Current Mood: sadsad
Hong Kong
From Stephen Chow, director and star of Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, comes a new comedy featuring his trademark slapstick antics. Ti (Chow) is a poor father who works every day to make sure his son Dicky (Xu Jiao) can attend an elite private school. Despite his father's good intentions, Dicky, with his tattered clothes and lack of "cool" toys, stands out from his schoolmates like a sore thumb. When Ti finds a mysterious orb and brings it home for Dicky to play with, the orb turns out to be a bizarre "pet" with extraordinary powers. Armed with his "CJ7," Dicky seizes this chance to overcome his poor background and impress his fellow schoolmates for the first time in his life. But CJ7 has other ideas and when Dicky brings it to class chaos ensues. (Fully subtitled)

X-posted from Yolanda's note on the Yahoo group

Saturday, Oct. 13th at 7:30pm (this sells out quickly)
Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2:00pm
General Admission $20.00, $10.00 Students.
Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center
You can purchase a performance DVD, sells around $35. You have to ask around to get on the mailing list to purchase the DVD. Last year, it
was not advertised to the public that a DVD was for sell.

Performance Synynopsis:
Like women in America, Chinese females today often chatter about which guy to date or stressful school days. In ancient China, there were no such problems – —arranged marriages were the norm, and women were banned from going to school.

Atlanta Chinese Dance Company's Nu: Past and Present traces the development of the image, lifestyle, and societal role of women ("nu" in Chinese) over the course of China's five thousand year history. From the women of the dynasties, to the village women of China's fifty-six ethnic groups, to the technology dependent women of present-day China and abroad, ACDC's newest full-length production utilizes classical, folk, and contemporary Chinese dance vocabulary to explore various facets of the Chinese female. Featuring award-winning pieces from China as well as guest artists from Atlanta Ballet and Dance China NY, Nu: Past and Present is a performance not to be missed!

Historical notes on Chinese Women's Lives and DynastiesCollapse )

About the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company

Throughout its sixteen year history, ACDC has been dedicated to promoting the development, advancement, and appreciation of Chinese culture to both Chinese and non-Chinese communities in metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. Founded by Hwee-Eng Y. Lee in 1991, ACDC currently trains over eighty dancers. The company has presented twelve full-evening productions in theaters such as the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, and Rialto Center for the Performing Arts in metro Atlanta and the Pellissippi State Technical Community College Performing Arts Center in Knoxville, Tennessee as well as smaller community outreach performances throughout metro Atlanta. ACDC appeared in the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and has been featured in the "Chinese variation" of John McFall's The Nutcracker with Atlanta Ballet at the Fabulous Fox Theater since 1998. Most recently, ACDC represented Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker cast for the live telecast of The Lighting of Atlantic Station in November 2006.