KJ IFA INTERNATIONALDance/Performance
KJ IFA INTERNATIONAL is an international friendship organization mainly composed of flower artists. We participates events in Hawaii, NY, Paris and other countries as a new culture of Japan every year. Enjoy a flower parade and stage show!
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!
Nantou County Formosan Aboriginal Culture VillageDance/Performance
This troupe represents all the indigenous tribes in the Republic of China (Taiwan). They will introduce spectators to their indigenous cultures with elegant costumes, expressive music and dance.
CSU Pannadamman Dance TroupeDance/Performance
Panaddamman is an Ybanag term which means “something to remember”. We are students of the Cagayan State University in Tuguegarao City. Our dance troupe is the official State University Dance Troupe. We advocate the preservation and enrichment of authentic Philippine arts and culture. We performed for Honorable Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii at the SAKADA 100-Year Grand Celebration at Plaza Burgos,Vigan City and January 2006. We also participated at the closing ceremony of SAKADA Centennial Celebration in Hawaii in December 2006. We are here to share with you our indigenous dances. Please come and share our rich culture.
July 2007 marks the beginning of this cultural group. It is a non-profit organization formed to preserve and perpetuate the culture, historical and folk significance of the Philippine dances. In the Ilokano language, Bullalayaw means “Rainbow.” This Rainbow stretches from the Philippines, bringing the colorful dance culture to Hawaii. Our goals is to share the knowledge learned and have the opportunity to serve as a bridge to educate our youths in their culture and to proudly preserve their heritage in the presentation of our folk dances. Our dance style follows the teaching of Mr. H. Wayne Mendoza who teaches a credit course at the University of Hawaii in Philippine dance. He also represents the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts as an Artist in Philippine Dances. In today’s performance, members from our sister group PCGH or Philippine Cultural Group of Hawaii will be joining the members of Bullalayaw in performing the dance, Sakuting. Both groups, PCGH and Bullalayaw are under the direction of Mr. H. Wayne Mendoza.
UHM Katipunan Club- Tekniqlingz Dance CrewDance/Performance
The Katipunan Club is a co-curricular organization to the University of Hawaii Filipino and Philippine Literature Program. In addition to educating students and members of the program to the Filipino language, the club seeks to promote and perpetuate the Philippine language and culture in Hawaii and the U.S. The Tekniqlingz Crew came about through the Tinikling Workshops held by the Katipunan Club of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. With its foundation based on modernizing traditional Philippine folk dances, the Tekniqlingz are a dance crew in the making which seeks to inspire and influence new innovations to the world of hip-hop and dance.
The Descendance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre was born from the mighty Ngaru Aboriginal Dance Company, Sydney’s first professional independent traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance troupe, established in 1993. Ngaru had been one of the longest running professional performing Aboriginal dance troupes in Australia. In 2000 the name was changed to “Descendance” to account for the many artists from diverse tribes living in Sydney and joining the company. The motto was “One people all fighting a common cause”. Descendance has become one of Australia’s leading international cultural exports to the world, having toured over thirty countries and over one hundred cities, Descendance covers all three styles of Australian indigenous performance, Traditional, Torres Strait Islander and contemporary.
BIBAK Hawaii is IGOROT TRIBE FROM CORDILLERA REGION OF LUZON PHILIPPINE.
Samurai Maeda Toshiie ONDO MaiDance/Performance
Samurai Maeda Toshiie ONDO Mai is the naruko dance team consisting of men and women of all ages that love dance and festival. Its mission is to promote their city Arako, Nagoya Ward, which is a birthplace of Maeda Toshiie who served for Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku Period and eventually became the lord of Kaga domain.
We dance Yosakoi in hope of a wonderful world, “Yoi yo sa koi.” The dance is also transmitted throughout the world as “Izanai.” This dance fascinates many people. This year we also get the chance to have cultural exchange with the people of Hawaii. Our dance of love transcends all borders and generations.