MARINA DEL REY
MARINA CULTURE JAM
MARINA CULTURE JAM (PART II)
The Marina Culture Jam series returns to Burton Chace Park this Spring! This special 3-part series, presented by the Department of Beaches and Harbors and The Music Center, features live performances, arts and crafts, cultural learning activities, and much more!
Part II - Sunday, May 28, 2023
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Korean Classical Music & Dance Company
An intricate, stylized fan dance in the finest tradition of the Korean court and a thrilling drum dance featuring unison drumming on suspended drums are just two of the offerings that grace the rich and varied repertoire of this exquisitely costumed ensemble. Under the artistic direction of Don Kim, Korean Classical Music & Dance Company performs the ceremonial and social dances that are an integral part of Korean culture. This splendidly costumed ensemble boasts a rich and varied repertoire of exciting dances that are presented with the grace and elegance characteristic of this ancient traditional dance form. The performance also includes traditional music played on authentic Far Eastern instruments.
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Kayamanan Ng Lahi
For more than 25 years, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts has educated, entertained and enlightened audiences both nationally and internationally through presenting, promoting and preserving the richness and diversity of Philippine and Filipino-American culture through traditional folk dance and music. Kayamanan Ng Lahi’s performance entitled Magkaugnay, which means interconnectedness, shares a selection of dances from each of the three major regions of the Philippine islands and offers a glimpse into the various sub-cultures, including the numerous indigenous and Westernized communities. The performance also reveals three distinct themes about the Filipino culture: it is very diverse, with many cultural communities; nature is integrated into many aspects of the dances; and everyday objects, such as glasses, fishnets, and coconut shells, can serve as essential items for dancing. Learn about the origin and meaning of not only the famous tinikling dance, but also lesser known dances such as lawin-lawin and torayan.