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The Power of Community – March 2nd

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in Dance, Indonesia, Music | 0 comments

The Power of Community – March 2nd

“THE POWER OF COMMUNITY” Documentary Celebration Party featuring an afternoon of Balinese Music & Dance with Gamelan Tunas Mekar Under the direction of Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan with guest Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni Sunday, March 2nd | 1:00 – 3:00 PM The Mercury Cafe | 2199 California Street, Denver TICKETS: $5 General Admission, children 12 and under are FREE RSVP at: www.facebook.com/events/1409987759251641 Join Tunas Mekar at The Mercury Cafe for An Afternoon of Balinese Music & Dance and a celebration of the upcoming launch of our Indiegogo project “The Power of Community: Documenting 25 Years of an American Gamelan Ensemble”. Our project focuses on the group’s origins, history, longevity, challenges in maintaining an all volunteer community ensemble, and plans for the future as our journey passes to a new generation. Videotaping of interviews and research into historical documents and photos is already well underway. An important aspect of this transition is bringing our current members to Bali to introduce them to the energy that captivated our founding members in 1990 and for the current ensemble to experience the cohesion of studying and performing together in Bali. This experience will provide a deeper understanding of Balinese culture through performing at secular and sacred events, and by reconnecting with the group’s established Balinese community. Tunas Mekar is looking for public support in raising $95,000 toward this important project. Join us at this celebratory event where we will feature new and traditional instrumental pieces and dance pieces performed with the ensemble’s gamelan angklung instruments along with a screening of our campaign promotion video. We will also have on display historical photos, postcards and...

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 in Arts & Culture, celebrations, Dance, Food, Music | 0 comments

Today, January 31, 2014, is the official start of the Lunar New Year — the year of the horse — and the Broncos!  Several events are posted on the Partnership’s “APA Activities and Events” page.  Please peruse and plan to be a part of the celebration! PASCO, a reputable and established Filipino organization based in Aurora, sends their...

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Holiday Review

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Arts & Culture, Dance, Food, Music, Theatre | 0 comments

  The holidays are over, but the fun and memories linger…  Just wanted to some photos.  Members of the Partnership Steering Committee and Friends enjoyed an evening of Indian cuisine at Jai Ho while enjoying the friendship at the Partnership’s Holiday Tea & Dinner.   Co-Chair Duane Wong was in the holiday spirit as emcee (photo by Chuck Hahn).       Maria Cheng, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of TEA (www.Theatre-Esprit-Asia.org) did an outstanding performance from her one-woman play “Spirit & Sworded Treks”, based on her early childhood football memory of rooting for the Colts and the “great Johnny Unitas”!  Such a fun story retold as if we were there (photo by Annie Guo).     To end the evening, guests enjoyed a wonderful belly dancing performance by Khadijah (www.khadijahdancer.net), an international artist of Middle-Eastern dance, music and beyond.  A gift exchange of ‘tea and cookies’ concluded a very nice evening.  Special thanks to the planning sub-committee.  Please plan to join us next year; we sure do appreciate all our Friends and enjoy getting to know each of you better (photo by Annie...

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CPR: “Aurora celebrates the holidays with its Asian Pacific American community”

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Arts & Culture, Dance, Food, Music, Theatre | 0 comments

Friend of the Partnership Gil Asakawa,  Manager of Student Media for Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Colorado, submitted an article to Colorado Public Radio about the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership’s annual Holiday Friends Gathering held this week.  In keeping with the theme of Holiday Tea, Maria Cheng, the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of TEA (www.Theatre-Esprit-Asia.org) presented a monologue from her one-woman play “Spirit & Sworded Treks” — a vignette based on her early childhood football memory of rooting for the Colts and the “great Johnny Unitas”!  Such a fun story retold as if we were there.  Khadijah was the beautifuil belly dancer, an international artist of Middle-Eastern dance, music and beyond (www.khadijahdancer.net).  To read the article, please follow this...

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