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Spring Festival features Asian dance, taiko drums in Japanese Garden

May 3rd, 2007 · No Comments · Community, Entertainment

Asian dance will be the focus of the 2007 Spring Festival in the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Cal State Long Beach Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Those in attendance will be able to watch beautiful performances of Japanese, Cambodian and Filipino dance, listen to live taiko drumming, enjoy a cup of tea, and stroll around the garden. The event will also include displays and the opportunity to learn Japanese art techniques.
The garden’s annual Spring Festival is designed to allow visitors to discover different aspects of Japanese culture.
“This year we will have a non-stop performance schedule on our stage which borders the garden pond and allows visitors to see costumed performers both on stage and in reflection on the water,” said Alison Redfoot, education coordinator for the CSULB Japanese Garden. “Professional artists from the Japanese American community and the talents of the diverse CSULB student body will make this year’s festival spectacular.”
The festival will feature the Japanese dance groups LA Bunka-kai and Wakahisa-kai as well as student performers from the CSULB chapters of the Cambodian Student Society and the Filipino American Coalition. Additionally, Kokoro Taiko of Long Beach will perform with its taiko drums.
Admission to the Spring Festival is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for Friends of the Japanese Garden members and free for CSULB students and children 12 and under.
The garden is located on Earl Warren Drive near the campus’ Bellflower Boulevard entrance. Free parking is available in Lot 16 on Sunday.
For more information, call (562) 985-8885.

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