Talchum Research Group (Jeju National University)Dance/Performance
Since 1980, “Talchum Research Group”, a student club in Jeju National University, has started to study and succeed to the Korean traditional dance. And we have joined various multi-cultural festivals to introduce Korean traditional dance to foreigners.
International Flower Arrangement AssociationDance/Performance
The International Artist Association is an international friendship association consisting of floral artists. We make flower arrangements as a new form of Japanese culture around the world, such as Hawaii, NY and Paris. Please enjoy our floral parade!
Chinagu Eisa HawaiiDance/Performance
Chinagu Eisa Hawaii is a contemporary Okinawan eisa drumming group whose purpose is to promote and perpetuate the Okinawan culture to younger generations and the local community. We are a very multi-generational group where members range from ages 4 to over 80 years old. Collaborating with sister group in Okinawa, Chinagu Eisa has performed in various locations in the U.S. as well as Okinawa.
Taiwanese Association of America – Hawaii ChapterDance/Performance
Formosa, the beautiful island of Taiwan, has received abundant blessings from Gods and has created rich cultures. One of which is the 24 solar terms that dictate people’s daily life. In this performance, you will see the 3 most significant solar terms; the Beginning of Spring, the Waking of Insects and the Spring Equinox protrayed by the Taiwanese martial arts and dragon dance. We have the honor to invite the martial arts master who won the national championship in Taiwan to join our festival this year.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach ResortDance/Performance
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is proud to be celebrating our 18th year participating in this cultural parade. More than 50 volunteers from the Hilton Hawaiian Village participate in this event every year. The Hilton’s Sumotori mikoshi was selected to represent and honor our Hawaiian contestants in the sumo wrestling sport. The float was also designed to reflect the spirit of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
SONODA GAKUEN HIGH SCHOOLDance/Performance
We are the Sonoda Gakuen High School from Amagasaki, Hyogo, and this is our 14th time participaring in the Honolulu Festival. This year, about 300 sophomores perform the dance at the Grand Parade they have been practicing for a year. Please enjoy their cheerful and energetic dance!
Wang Hong’s name translates into English as “rainbow” and the spectrum of talents that she employs in her performance are as beautiful and delicate as that ephemeral play of light. She was raised in Harbin, far northeast province of China’s border with the Soviet Union. At 10 years of age she started training as a gymnast but began her performance career as a dancer. She has worked in North America with world-renowned Cirque du Soleil, and for almost 20 years with the famed Tandy Beal Dance Theater company, as well as Tandy’s offshoot, the New Pickle Circus. Wang Hong has toured as an acrobat, a juggler and an antipodist (foot […]
Pacific Roller DerbyDance/Performance
In 2008, Pacific Roller Derby (Pacific) brought the excitement of roller derby back to Honolulu, Hawaii. The all female flat-track roller derby league has shown fans what it means to push one’s self to their highest potential in one of the world’s fastest growing female dominated sports.
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of HawaiiDance/Performance
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, founded in 1911, is one of the foremost Chinese organizations in Hawaii. Its many members are prominent leaders in Hawaii’s public and private sectors and play important roles in helping develop the State’s economics, social and political future. The mission of the Chinese Chamber is to promote business and economic development, to preserve Chinese culture, and to encourage civic responsibility.
BIBAK HAWAII was founded in November 1979 in Oahu. B-I-B-A-K refers to the provinces of Benguet/Baguio City, Ifugao, Bontoc (Mt. Province), Apayao/Abra, and Kalinga in the Philippines. BIBAK promotes fellowship and unity among BIBAK members in the State of Hawaii; provides assistance and moral support to members in cases of need or emergency; and promotes and preserves the cultural heritage of the Igorots. BIBAK has participated and supported numerous local community activities.