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Friday, May 26
All Day Conference: Housing Across Borders - Mexican and U.S. Housing in Perspective
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
2:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Mule Bone
8:00 PM Stage: The Revolutionists
8:00 PM Stage: Having Our Say
Saturday, Jun 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
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
Bollywood Dance


Bollywood dances mix and merge classical Indian with folk dances, belly dance, popular Western dances, Arabic and Latin dances, and jazz. There are different classical styles from different areas of India, such as Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Manipuri, incorporated into Bollywood routines. Many folk dances like Bhangra can be recognized in Bollywood choreography too. Western influence can be recognized from the disco and hip-hop dance moves.  Often, dances mix dance styles so successfully that their origins are not recognizable anymore.

Bollywood choreography for women focuses on the hips and torso, while men dance with their feet; both men and women borrow hand gestures from classical Indian dances. Every hasta or hand gesture has a meaning. There are twenty-three double and thirty-two single hand gestures. These allow dancers to show their feelings and tell a story and even to carry on a conversation strictly based on hand movements. Costumes are usually colorful, can be sexy or they are replicas of old times if the movie is placed in historic times. In contemporary Indian society, life imitates art and it is not uncommon, if it can be afforded, for wedding planners to hire Bollywood choreographers to choreograph wedding participants and guests!

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