“I started dancing hip hop and gymnastics at a studio a block away from my family’s Chinese restaurant in the Bronx, New York,” Christopher D’Ariano, dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), told the Weekly
Japanese music stars form band ‘to make the world rock’
Four of Japan’s biggest rock stars formed a new band, The Last Rockstars, in a race against time to preserve the spirit of rock music.
Julie Kim brings the funny stuff from way up north
Julie Kim grew up in Toronto, and learned culture from a Korean-Canadian point of view.
Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion” beguiles ears, minds, and hearts
Witnessing Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion” is like being in a Tibetan Buddhist temple, being in a Christian house of worship, and being in the church of Nature, all at the same time.
Welcome to the world of Tan Dun—Seattle Symphony’s November offering
In a series of caves in northern China are some of the most fascinating and beautiful artworks related to Buddhism of any around the world.
“Talk It Up!” talks and performs Asian positivity
“Talk It Up! Inspiring Asian Americans,” a live talk show, running September 23-24 at the Theatre Off Jackson, features, amongst other attractions, dramatic performers, musicians, comedy, dance troupes, and an Elvis impersonator.
Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates 50th season featuring set design by the late Ming Cho Lee and dancer Angelica Generosa
The 2022/2023 season marks Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)’s 50th year on stage in Seattle. The Weekly spoke with co-founders and former artistic directors, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, as well as principal dancer, Angelica Generosa, about the season opener, “Carmina Burana,” and its famous set designer, Ming Cho Lee.
Chinese-German filmmaker Eckelberg celebrates lion dancing, heritage, and dual cultures
Seattle filmmaker and lion dancer Han Eckelberg, of Chinese and German descent, grew up on South Beacon Hill. So each side of his heritage left him with indelible memories, starting with his Chinese side.
Peniel E. Joseph discusses what MLK Jr’s “beloved community” should look like
“I’m a big advocate of talking about hard history…We have to talk about the bitter and the beautiful. The only way you get to love your country is when your country loves you back…
“Beyond the Mountain” is where we all want to go—A SAM Asian Art Museum exhibition
If there is one word that describes Seattle’s Asian Art Museum, it’s juxtaposition. Old and new. Classical and contemporary.
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