2018 Events

The APDF proudly features performances by international and local guest artists as well as events and lectures open to the public.

June 2 and 3, 2018

The Asia Pacific Dance Festival proudly presented a production of Ramayana: The Abduction of Sita, the ancient Hindu epic told through Balinese music and dance.  

The performance featured classical dances and instrumental music from Bali. The production was a collaboration of Honolulu-based Gamelan Segara Madu, University of Hawai‘i Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, and  Tokyo-based Otonomori Gamelan Studio with more than 50 performers from Bali, Japan, and Hawai‘i.

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 we began the Balinese experience at 5pm with our Culinary Celebration featuring Indonesian food, entertainment and silent auction.  Then at 7:30pm, headed on into UHM Kennedy Theatre for the performance of Ramayana: The Abduction of Sita.

The performance of Ramayana: The Abduction of Sita repeated on June 3, 2018 at 2pm.