Movin' Around the World: Virtual

This Livestream Took Place on March 24, 2021

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Movin' Around the World: Virtual!

This event took place on March 24, 2021

Thank you for joining us online for Movin’ Around the World: Virtual, an adventure of dance, music, activities and more, highlighting the arts cultures and traditions alive in our region! Featured performances included dances by Northwest Tap Connection, traditional Russian songs with Juliana & PAVA, Philippine folk dance with FCS Kalahi and more!

The full livestream and hands-on activities can be found below!

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Deepali Jamwal

Founder of Live2dance Seattle, Seattle’s authentic Bollywood dance school, Deepali is on a mission to spread happiness and joy via the vivacious and fun Bollywood dance genre.

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FCS Kalahi Philippine Folk Dance Company

Presented by Northwest Asian Weekly.

The FCS Kalahi Philippine Folk Dance Company is an intergenerational folkdance group of the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS). The group is composed of mostly children whose parents are of Filipino American roots. The dancers perform cultural folk dances to reflect the way of life of Filipino people of a certain province in the Philippines. Parents, Grandparents, and relatives dance together onstage to showcase one value that Filipinos are known for, “close family ties” that results to extended family structure.

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Juliana and PAVA

Juliana & PAVA was founded in 2008 by a Russian folk singer and an ethnomusicologist Juliana Svetlitchnaia with the goal of preserving and promoting Russian folk songs gathered in expeditions to Russian villages where they existed for centuries and were passed down through generations only by oral tradition. The ensemble is on 4Culture Touring Arts Roster and frequently performs at major multicultural festivals throughout Northwest and beyond. Juliana & PAVA has recorded 2 CDs and received grants from 4Culture, Artist Trust and Jack Straw.

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Northwest Tap Connection

Northwest Tap Connection is a distinctive urban dance studio specializing in Rhythm Tap. The studio's philosophy is that dance enriches the lives of the students, while developing self-discipline, instilling self-confidence, and encouraging achievement and goal setting.

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Pinar Ozhal

Pinar was born in Diyarbakir in the south eastern region of Turkey. She lived in Istanbul for 17 years before following the love of her life all the way to Seattle. A former language teacher, she established a new teaching career in the U.S. in cooking which helped to ease her longing for her home country. She has cooked in Turkish restaurants, held pop-up cooking events, and taught cooking classes in and around Seattle. Pinar blends her Kurdish heritage with other ethnic traditions found in her Anatolian homeland. She loves to share her passion for food which originated in her mother’s kitchen and her father’s produce store.


Tales of a greedy noodle eater, a clever trickster outwitting the bully village chief, and monkeys in the tree try to reach for the moon… all of these Asian Folk tales come alive on stage through the storytelling magic of Eth-Noh-Tec. Featuring Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, longstanding creators in the Asian American cultural movement, their storytelling is a wonderful treat for the eyes, ears and imagination of all people of all ages. Original founders of the Filipino Kulintang gong music phenomenon in California, they shifted from traditional music and dance to NEO-traditional storytelling. Eth-Noh-Tec interweaves storytelling with music, movement and dramatic theater that is at once a blend of East-West! They performed in such notable venues as Inaugural Celebrations for Presidents for both Clinton and Obama, Wolftrap Virginia, the Smithsonian Discovery Theater, and the National Storytelling Festival of Jonesborough TN.

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This performance is presented by a partnership with the Wing Luke Museum. For more information  visit

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