Thursday, May 8, 2008
So looking into these clubs i developed a diagram documenting the network of these asian clubs tracing from their own roots. The dotted lines were earlier relationships developed but then later disappeared. The solid lines are the current network that is being established. We can all learn about different cultures from each other, and instead of getting 'Americanised', it would be interesting to see the fusion of culture in different ways. It is important for everyone to realize its own roots and not let the culture dies.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The spirit is growing while the beat is getting faster! People who dances on the same poles began to help each other other out, they start to communicate and have more interactions! Some are trying to count the beat for the other, others are somehow holding hands to prevent from the other person getting cramped in the bamboos.
This is kind of rare occasion when people are sober but at the same time becomes very open about themselves. Americans may find it very normal with people holding hands, but 'holding hands' in public for asians' belief seemed to be something that people would not really do for the most part, even for people who are in a relationship. It is very good to see the Asians from different groups starting to interact, though everyone has very different traditions and rituals to follow in their own ethnicity.
However, everyone seemed to have a lot of fun and started improvising their steps, and here comes the creative part, and we're starting to see art, while seeing people experience, grow excited and be very creative, breaking down the barriers.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
In the past years, we have been holding events for Asian Awareness Weekend every year. It mainly consists of the Night Market and the Asian Night. It is a good way to bring all the asian clubs together, but problem is, for Night Market, people are just buying and selling food; for asian night, each club put up their own performance. Afterall, it did not facilitate the whole idea of bringing a direct interaction in between all the asian clubs. Therefore, this year, i decided to make them do it!
Now it has to be something that doesn't require verbal language, in replacement of this, we can do body language! It also needs to be something relatively easy for them to pick up without too much effort, but at the same time be focused. Last but not least, it has to be something fun and easily motivated, so people will be a little lose about themselves and be willing to do it.
As a result, i decided to do Tinikling.