Artists are listed in alphabetical order




Abada Capoeira

(USA and Brazil) - Spirit of Brazil 17’– Quebrando Fronteiras


Date and Time: Saturday June 3 5:00 PM | Sunday June 4 2:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: General Admission: $25

Spirit of Brazil 17' explores music, dance, and capoeira through a fusion of contemporary and traditional expressions. These arts, born out of a resistance to oppression, reminds us of the power of resistance—a message relevant today. Presented by an international cast, the dynamic acrobatic and athletic movements, history and tradition, and heart-thumping rhythms will leave audiences inspired! Learn More

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose

(USA) - Sanchaari - Elaboration

Date and Time: Friday May 26, 8:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission $25  

The traditional framework of the 2000 year old classical Bharatanatyam dance has engendered many interpretations through its renaissance period of the early 20th century to the present time. This concert Sanchaari – Elaboration presents Abhinaya Dance Company’s creative expression of the ancient classical dance technique. Learn More

Aswan Dancers with the Caravan Band and Joweh Dance Troupe

(USA) - The Magic Carpet

Date and Time: Sunday May 28, 3:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Tickets: General Admission: $25, Reserved Table Seating: $30-$35

The Magic Carpet is a Middle Eastern Dance and Musical Adventure. The musical carpet will transport you to various countries across the deserts of North Africa, through Egypt, the Middle East and onto the Saudi Arabian Peninsula. Learn More

Gamelan Sekar Jaya with Larry Reed’s ShadowLight

(USA and Bali) - In Visible Light

Date and Time: Friday June 2, 8:00 PM | Saturday June 3, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $25

A work for shadow theater, dance, voice, and Balinese gamelan that paints a story of a mythic tyrant whose arrogance poisons the rivers of knowledge, arts and culture, casting the world into chaos. Saraswati, the goddess of arts, language and learning, fights a magnificent battle to restore balance. Featuring Emiko Saraswati Susilo and guest artist I Dewa Putu Berata.
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GuGu Drum Group


GuGu Drummers

Date and Time: Thursday May 25 8:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission $25

This award winning and top rated drum group from Shanghai offers a theatrical drum drama depicting historical and culturally significant drum compositions that present profound insight into unity, human evolution, awareness, wisdom, social commitment, and communication through percussive movements. Learn More

Trio Balkan Strings

(Serbia) - Fly by Balkan Carpet with the Guitar Family from Belgrade

Date and Time: Sunday May 28, 7:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes plus intermission (Festival Family Program)
Location: Chapel
Tickets: General Admission $25

Trio Balkan Strings will present a fusion of Romani Swing, Classical music, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretations of world famous standards. The result is Balkan Swing-World Fusion--the perfect choice for lovers of Balkan, jazz, swing, ethno, classical music or guitar music.
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Vishwa Shanthi Performing Arts

(USA) - Once upon a land... Stories from Magical India

Date and Time: Saturday May 27, 3:15 PM
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Tickets: General Admission: $25

A dance performance filled with peacocks, snakes, demons and gods re-telling epic stories from ancient India. Demigods and demons are in constant competition for supremacy over the three worlds. The ensuing drama, obstacles, deceit, conflicts, and flirtatious romances unfold in magical tales filled with a cornucopia of Indian mythological characters. Learn More
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