Asia Pacific Dance Festival Conference
August 12-14, 2022
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the East-West Center campuses

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The Asia Pacific Dance Festival Conference is a three-day conference offering the best of culture-based dance research, approaches, and issues.

The Festival Conference seeks to provide opportunities for students, faculty, independent scholars and individuals involved in dance in diverse ways to share traditional and practice-based research and dance concerns with an international audience.

The conference convenes scholars and experts from across the globe for a look at the historical views and contemporary themes informing cultural dance today. Participants will be immersed in the rich knowledge of culture-based dance through conference speakers, presentations, panels, workshops, and performances in an intimate environment fostering collaboration, sharing, and building of relationships.

Registration for the conference includes admission to the festival’s ‘Ike Hana concerts and other activities. Registration also includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday but does not include housing or transportation.

The Asia Pacific Dance Festival (APDF) Conference is held in conjunction with one of the premiere dance festivals in the region with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. APDF showcases the uniqueness and quality of dance, dancers, and choreographers throughout this part of the world with classes, performances, workshops, outreach and ceremonial activities.