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September 24, 2018

In the dark early morning hours of Saturday, September 22, at the corner of Delancey and Essex streets in Manhattan, New York, seven dancers clambered into our maxi-van to trek out to Rockaway, New Jersey.  These hardy souls--the Minbuza dance group--graciously allowed...

July 26, 2018

The final stop of our film journey was the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  After nearly two months of intensive work and travel, we were glad to be in this lovely place. 

We filmed in the amazing Kualoa Regional Park, on Kane'ohe Bay.  On one side, a beautiful beach exten...

July 23, 2018

炫 (Hyun) means "vibration," like the sound created from a plucked string on a musical instrument.  The Hyun Dancers, representing Korean Culture in Dancing Joy, use classical Korean dance movement to express universal human goals.

The Dancing Joy film crew arrived in Ko...

July 16, 2018

As our film crew was departing Athens, Greece, we noticed this poster in the airport.  Alexander the Great was known for his military conquests, building an empire that covered a huge swath of the nations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.  A student of Aristotle, Alex...

July 11, 2018

BULA! (Greetings) Arriving at Nadi (pronounced "Nandi"), we received a surprise in that our carnet (a document listing all equipment as non-tariff items) is not accepted in Fiji. We had a similar issue in Nepal.  As it was 9:30 on a Sunday evening, we were unable to re...

June 24, 2018

We are sitting in the airport in Bali, Indonesia, as the sun sets outside and the waves lap in from the surrounding ocean. Two trolley-loads of luggage are parked near our tables in the restaurant with wifi. We just finished shooting the Pekalongan Menari dancers yeste...

June 23, 2018

Dumela, Rra! Dumela, Mma!  We learned to greet the men and women of Gaborone, Botswana with these warm words.  

Arriving after sunset, our crew was happy to be greeted by our host, Thomas Hornemann, and our dance team, the Mophato Dance Theater.  It took two...

June 20, 2018

Bhaktapur is called  the cultural capital of Nepal, so it was a fitting location for the dance created by Rochak Thapa to represent the many cultures of this ancient country.  Sixteen dancers, drawn from  throughout Nepal, performed the dances of the Himalayan, Plains...

June 14, 2018

Upon arriving to Athens, we sit a few hiccups with customs and the airlines. Also, we discovered arriving early in the morning that our hotel room wasn't ready and that we would have to wait in the lobby room for it to be ready.

Under the bright Mediterranean sky, the r...

June 11, 2018

Sixteen dancers in the elegant attire of the Titanic era waltzed around the central fountain of Belfast Castle under a sunny sky.  Visitors to the beautiful public gardens watched as Ballroom Blitz Northern Ireland performed the graceful movements to the music of Beeth...

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