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Friday, May 26
All Day Conference: Housing Across Borders - Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective
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10:00 AM Exhibition: International Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
5:00 PM Summer Movies In The Park: Moana
6:00 PM Lebanese Food Festival
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
7:30 PM Music: Deva Premal & Miten
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
8:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
Saturday, May 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Japanese Living Moss Garden
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
2:00 PM French Culture Lecture Series & Kids Storytime
2:00 PM Ethiopian Experience: Feast + Cultural Journey
2:00 PM Film: Tsar to Lenin
7:30 PM Music: Park Junghyun (Lena Park)
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Sunday, May 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM HPR Annual Ethnic Food Fair
11:00 AM Lebanese Food Festival
1:00 PM Knowledge Is the Beginning
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM Book Signing: Antonio F. Vianna. Far from Ordinary
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5:00 PM West African Dance: Djibril Camara
Monday, May 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:45 PM Argentine Tango
Tuesday, May 30
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5:00 PM West African Dance: Djibril Camara
Wednesday, May 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Artist Talk: Li Huai
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Friday, Jun 2
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8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Saturday, Jun 3
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12:00 PM Music: CWM Summer Series, Caribbean Inspiration
6:30 PM South Asian Culture Show: Backstage Bollywood
6:30 PM South Asian Culture Show: Backstage Bollywood
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Sunday, Jun 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Knowledge Is the Beginning
1:30 PM Pacific Arts Movement Day With The Padres
2:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
2:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
3:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
4:00 PM Musica Vitale
5:00 PM West African Dance: Djibril Camara
7:00 PM Music: La Arrolladora Banda el Limón
Monday, Jun 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM City Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Tuesday, Jun 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM West African Dance: Djibril Camara
Wednesday, Jun 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jun 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Odissi Classical Indian Dance

Odissi or Orissi dance originated from the eastern Indian state of Odissa and is the oldest form of the 8 classical dance forms of India. The oldest archaeological evidence for Oddisi dance are the carvings found at the Manchapuri cave in Udayagiri dating back to more than 2,000 years ago. Many of the poses or positions found in modern day Odissi dance reflect the carvings found at Manchapuri and many other Hindu and Buddhist temples. Three separate Odissi dance traditions developed over the millennia: Maharis, Gotipua, and Nartaki.

The dance was popular in the royal courts until the 17th century, but as feudal courts lost their power during the British colonization, the dance and dancers' reputation suffered so much so that by the 1940s there were very few gurus (teachers) of this dance. After India's independence from Britain, scholars poured over ancient texts, and with help from the remaining dancers of Odissi, they revived the dance to an adapted stage form.

Today the dance is performed in devotion to the Hindu god Krishna. The abhinaya part of the dance tells the love story of Radha and Lord Krishna from the Sanskrit poet Jayadeva's Gita Govindam. Both the adhinara and the non-acting part of the dancing called nritta has the characteristic feature, tribhangi, which is a posture where the body is bent in three places with mudras (special hand positions). During the adhinara part of the Odissi dancing, the dancer also uses additional hand positions and eye movements to relate the emotions and context of the story.

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