Friday, May 29, 2015

Dragon Dance down Payne Avenue at Cleveland Asian Festival

The Dragon Dance Team sponsored by OCA Cleveland and the Confucius Institute of Cleveland State University marched down Payne Avenue and throughout the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Dragon Dance down Payne Avenue at Cleveland Asian Festival

The Dragon Dance Team sponsored by OCA Cleveland and the Confucius Institute of Cleveland State University marched down Payne Avenue and throughout the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Dragon Dance introduction at Cleveland Asian Festival



Yin Tang and Wayne Wong introduced the Dragon Dance Team sponsored by OCA Cleveland and the Confucius Institute of Cleveland State University at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.



Martial Arts demo from Westlake Chinese School

Students from the Westlake Chinese School performed traditional Martial Arts moves with sticks and swords at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.





6 year old girls from Westlake Chinese School dance

6 year old girls from the Westlake Chinese School performed traditional Chinese dances at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.





Young girls Cowgirl dance from Westlake Chinese School

Young girls wearing cowgirl costumes from the Westlake Chinese School performed traditional Chinese dances at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.





Young girls long-sleeved dance from Westlake Chinese School

Young girls wearing costumes with long sleeves from the Westlake Chinese School performed traditional Chinese dances at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.





Thursday, May 28, 2015

Young girls dance from Westlake Chinese School



Young girls from the Westlake Chinese School performed traditional Chinese dances at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.



Chinese Acrobatic Performance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Advanced Acrobatic Performance from a student of Rising Star Acrobatics led by Connie Zhang at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  





Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Flowing Costumes dance from Rising Star Acrobatics

Ladies from Rising Star Acrobatics led by Connie Zhang performed a traditional Chinese acrobatic dance in flowing costumes at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  





Young girls dance from Rising Star Acrobatics

Young girls from Rising Star Acrobatics led by Connie Zhang performed a traditional Chinese acrobatic dance in traditional costumes at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  





Dance by 2 young ladies from Rising Star Acrobatics

2 young ladies from Rising Star Acrobatics led by Connie Zhang performed a traditional Chinese acrobatic dance in traditional costumes at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  





Cute kids in bunny suits Rising Star Acrobatics dance

Cute kids in bunny suits from Rising Star Acrobatics led by Connie Zhang performed with a classic acrobatic dancer at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  





Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rising Star Acrobatics intro and 1st dance

Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) MC Wayne Wong introduced the Rising Star Acrobatics led by Connie Zhang at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.   The students perform traditional Chinese acrobatic dances.





Martial Arts at Cleveland Asian Festival

Students of the Karate Institute of Mentor showed their martial arts skills at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Monday, May 25, 2015

Karate Institute of Mentor at Cleveland Asian Festival





Students of the Karate Institute of Mentor showed their martial arts skills at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.



Little Dragons of the Karate Institute of Mentor

The Little Dragons (very young kids) of the Karate Institute of Mentor showed their martial arts skills at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Vi Huynh at 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival

Cleveland
Asian Festival (CAF) MC Wayne Wong introduced Vi Huynh, one of the founders of
CAF, at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.   Huynh told about the reasons for the
Cleveland Asian Festival







Traditional dance from Westlake Chinese School

Dancers from the Westlake Chinese School performed traditional Chinese dances at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.





Traditional dance from Westlake Chinese School

Dancers from the Westlake Chinese School performed traditional Chinese dances at the 6th annual CAF in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.





Indian Bharatanatyam dance - Rhythms of Joy

Dancers from the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts performed a classical Bharatanatyam dance called Rhythms of Joy at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Indian Bharatanatyam dance - Rhythms of Joy

Dancers from the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts performed a classical Bharatanatyam dance called Rhythms of Joy at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Indian Folk dance from a Northern State with sticks

Dancers from the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts performed a classical dance of a Northern State using sticks at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.







Shri Kalaa Mandir Center Bharathanatyam dance

Dancers from the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts performed a Bharatanatyam dance, a classical dance of Southeast India, at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Shri Kalaa Mandir Center Bharathanatyam dance

Dancers from the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts performed a Bharatanatyam dance, a classical dance of Southeast India, at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Sunday, May 24, 2015

Shri Kalaa Mandir Center Bharathanatyam dance

Dancers from the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts performed a Bharatanatyam dance, a classical dance of Southeast India, at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.







Bharathanatyam dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Dancers from the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts performed a Bharatanatyam dance, a classical dance of Southeast India, at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.







Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mongolian bowl dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

The Yin Tang Dance Company performed this Mongolian dance at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.  The dancers balanced a bowl on their heads simulating riding the plains of Mongolia on horseback carrying a bowl on their heads.  







Dance from NW China at Cleveland Asian Festival

The Yin Tang Dance Company performed this dance from the Northwest region of China at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





A Walk in the Spring Rain Chinese Dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

The Yin Tang Dance Company performed at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.  Yin introduced this dance as ‘A Walk in the Spring Rain’





Yin Tag’s bad joke at Cleveland Asian Festival

Yin Tang of the Yin Tang Dance Company had to stall a few minutes at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival while her dancers changed costumes.  So she came up with this groaner of a joke.





Chinese Sword Dance – Palace of the Orient

Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) MC Wayne Wong introduced Yin Tang of the Yin Tang Dance Company at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.  Yin introduced the first dance which she choreographed with swords and is set to the song ‘Palace of the Orient.’







Grand Finale Troupe Shabaana Belly Dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Grand finale Middle Eastern Belly Dance from Turkey and Egypt from the Troupe Shabaana dancers at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Troupe Shabaana Group Finale Belly Dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Group finale Middle Eastern Belly Dance from Turkey and Egypt from the Troupe Shabaana dancers at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.







Troupe Shabaana Belly Dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Middle Eastern Belly Dance from Turkey and Egypt from the Troupe Shabaana dancers at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.







Troupe Shabaana Solo Belly Dance

Middle Eastern Belly Dance from Turkey and Egypt from a solo Troupe Shabaana dancer at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Friday, May 22, 2015

Dance of the Flowers by Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers

The Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers of Cleveland’s JACL (Japanese-American's Citizen's League) have been performing since 1956.  They performed a traditional Japanese dance called Dance of the Flowers at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Moon over a Castle Dance by Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers

The Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers of Cleveland’s JACL (Japanese-American's Citizen's League) have been performing since 1956.  They performed a traditional Japanese dance about the Moon over a Castle the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.







Children’s animal Dance by Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers

The Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers of Cleveland’s JACL (Japanese-American's Citizen's League) have been performing since 1956.  They performed a traditional Japanese children’s dance with young children pretending to be animals at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.







Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) Dance by Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers

The Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers of Cleveland’s JACL (Japanese-American's Citizen's League) have been performing since 1956.  They performed a traditional Japanese dance in kimonos called Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) at the 2015 Cleveland Asian Festival.





Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell spoke at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  She presented   Cleveland Asian Festival board member Lisa Wong with a proclamation from Cuyahoga County.







Guzheng and Ehru Duet at Cleveland Asian Festival

Rosa Lee from Rosa’s Guzheng Studio plays the guzheng, Chinese zither, and her student plays the two stringed fiddle called an Erhu at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  







Rosa Lee on Guzheng at Cleveland Asian Festival

Rosa Lee from Rosa’s Guzheng Studio plays the Chinese zither – guzheng - at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  







Erhu solo at Cleveland Asian Festival

A young woman from Rosa’s Guzheng Studio plays the two stringed fiddle called an Erhu at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  







Wednesday, May 20, 2015

9 year old girl plays Guzheng at Cleveland Asian festival

A 9 year old girl from Rosa’s Guzheng Studio plays the Chinese zither – guzheng - at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  She was accompanied by a two stringed fiddle called an Erhu.







Hmong Group Grand Finale Dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Grand finale dance from the Paj Tawg Tshiab – Hmong Dance of Blooming Flowers performed at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  





Hmong Ethnic Group Dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Young dancers from the Paj Tawg Tshiab – Hmong Dance of Blooming Flowers performed at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.  





Paj Tawg Tshiab – Hmong Dance at Cleveland Asian Festival

Young dancers from the Paj Tawg Tshiab – Hmong Dance of Blooming Flowers performed at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland’s AsiaTown.