Creative Crossroads: Sundays all Summer

In 2019, we will continue the “Creative Crossroads” initiative begun in 2018. We will feature a different world region at each weekly event, with the goal of illustrating similarities and differences across cultures through performance styles. For example, this year’s series will include opportunities for comparing multiple dance styles, like Hula and Belly dancing, Honky Tonk and Polka steps, and K-pop vs. Reggae rhythms. The lineup will also showcase a variety of culturally unique musical instruments, from Andean flutes to Hawaiian slack-key guitar. All of the 2019 Sunday events will also offer dance instruction and/or audience participation activities for multiple ages.

Sunday, June 9:  Made in America

  • 6-8pm   Honky Tonk Jump (Texas Swing)
Honky Tonk Jump

Sunday, June 16: Viva South America!

  • 6-8pm: Ecuador Manta (Andean/Latin fusion)
Ec Manta

Sunday, June 23: Festa de São João

  • 6-8pm: Beira Mar Brasil & Friends (Traditional Brazilian music and dance)

Sunday, June 30: Rosefest

  • 6:30-7:30pm: Teddy Bear Band (children's and family music)
Asian Wave

Sunday, July 7: Asian Wave

  • 6-8pm: Asian Medai Access (Asian hip hop)
Greenwood Tree

Sunday, July 14: Celtic Horizons

  • 6-8pm: Greenwood Tree (Celtic music)
Jawaahir Dance Co

Sunday, July 21: Suburban Caravan

  • 6-8pm: Jawaahir Dance Company (Middle Eastern music)
Chmielewski Funtime Polka Band

Sunday, July 28: Polka Fever

  • 6-8pm: Chmielewski Funtime Polka Band

Sunday, August 4: Tropical Rhythms

  • 6-8pm: Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music & Arts
Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music and Arts

Sunday, August 11: Goin' Hawaii

  • 6-8pm: Kaleiokapilialoha (hula music & dance)