NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Program Celebrates 32nd Year
Photos By Bill Branson and Janet Stephens
The NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Program celebrated its 32nd anniversary with two lunchtime programs on May 14 and 28.
On May 14, the Bldg. 31A patio was the scene of a multicultural feeding frenzy, complete with entertainment: In addition to sales of food from China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Thailand, the event featured a bonsai exhibition, demonstrations of calligraphy, floral arrangement (Ikebana), self-defense techniques by the NIH Tae Kwon Do School and a performance of the Chinese Lion Dance by the Tai Yim Kung Fu School.
The venue changed to the Clinical Center's Masur Auditorium on May 28, when a program of Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Korean music and dances took centerstage.
|The Hua Sha Chinese Dance Center performs the "Tibetan Dance."|
|An attendee enjoys lunch.
|Jayantee Paine-Ganguly (Indian, Konark Dance School, USA) in "Nazrul's Song." |
|Jessica Chan (l) of the Hua Sha Chinese Dance Center performs the "Peacock Dance." Michelle Gasteen (r) of Konark Dance School, USA, performs the "Mangalam Dance."|
|The Korean "Angel Dance" is performed by the Peace Mission Dance School. |
|Members of the Hua Sha Chinese Dance Center perform the "Mongolian Dance." |
|Children and adults appreciate the Chinese lion dance, a playful mix of bluster and appeasement.|
||Calligrapher Lydia Luh of NLM|
||Terry Segawa from Tako Grill Japanese restaurant prepares lunch fare.|
|At left, Onoe Kikuyuki performs in mask in the Japanese dance, "Promises Are Best Kept." At right, the "Korean Fan Dance," is performed by a dancer from Peace Mission Dance School.|
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