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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Young Talent Blooms At Asia Pacific Cultural Center's New Year Fete

Even at the close of the day, the enthusiasm generated by dancers at the yesterday's Asia Pacific Cultural Center's New Year Celebration at Exhibition Hall at the Tacoma Dome was most likely as energetic and spirited as at the beginning if these dancers (shown to the left) are any indication.

Photo copyright 2009 by Mizu Sugimura.

A warm and appreciative audience was on hand to salute their efforts and at the annual gathering and cultural salute of Pierce County's diverse population who desire to share and celebrate their Asian-Pacific heritage.

Meanwhile, a slightly younger crowd of dancers showed that the next generation not only has the talent (see below center) but has already begin training in earnest ensuring that the rich cultural of these communities will not soon be forgotten.

Photo copyright 2009 by Mizu Sugimura.

Discover what fun and interesting events are forthcoming at the center at 934 Broadway, Suite 5 & 6, in Tacoma is planning in future months click this link.


Stephanie Frieze said...

Beautiful pictures, as always, Mizu. I had wondered what the South Sound was doing for the New Year. Thank you for helping to share our diverse community.

Clover Park High School sent a troup of Samoan youngmen to GHHS' MLK assembly and they were awesome. My son, who works at CPHS, says that they are football players and perform before football games. Honoring our many heritages is a way to keep our children out of the hands of less laudible groups like street gangs.

JosephMcG said...

Wonderful pictures and depiction of a most important and thrilling event...
Keep it coming Mizu...

Joseph McG

Lorraine Hart said...

I just LOVE that last pic especially, Mizu...a thousand thoughts behind all those beautiful wee faces.

Dance on kids!