Feb 26: Japanese Arts Fusion at Pacific Asia Museum – tanka poetry reading, shakuhachi music, and butoh dance

Shakuhachi Karl Young

Karl Young

Pacific Asia Museum presents an innovative afternoon of Japanese cultural arts performance conceived and produced by Linda Galloway, Ph.D. on Sunday, Feb 26, from 2 -3 pm.

Free for Pacific Asia Museum members, included with admission for non-members. For REVP, call the museum store at (626) 449-2742 ext 20.

The program includes contemporary poetry, dance, music and art, with collaborative and solo performances by the artists.

Best contemporary Tanka: Volume 2 and 3, CDs and DVDs featuring the performances will be available for purchase and signing.

Program followed by a reception with light refreshments.

Performances include:

Tanka poetry by Linda Galloway

Linda is an internationally established and respected tanka poet, and has placed in prestigious international haiku and tanka competitions. She will accompany herself on the Japanese percussion instrument, the hamon.

Shakuhachi performance by Karl Young

Karl has played the shakuachi for over 20 years and also performs with his own traditional Japanese music troupe in the greater metropolitan Bay Area. He will perform traditional and contemporary pieces.

Butoh dance world premiere by Don McLeod

Don is an internationally celebrated movement artist. He studied mime with Marcel Marceau in France and lived in Japan while studying butoh. He has been performing around the world for the past 35 years, owns his own dance company, and teaches butoh in the greater Los Angeles area.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, (626) 449-2742. www.pacificasiamuseum.org