May 19, 2019 Schedule (Subject to Change)
– Competing teams please take note
|6:30 am||Roads closed and event organizers set up|
|7:00 am||Team registration|
|7:30 am||Dragon Boat Race opening ceremony|
|7:45 am||Eye-Dotting ceremony|
|7:45 am||Team captains meet with GWN|
|8:10 am||Teams assemble for the first race|
|8:30 am||Taoist Taichi Society|
|8:30 am||Horn blows signalling start of the competition|
|9:45 am||Tinikling workshop and other Filipino dances by Sayaw Filipino OH|
|10:30 am||Bollywood dances by Zenia Sunavala and Sabina Lamgahey|
|10:50 am||Master Sen Gao performs the Face Changing dance|
|11:00 am||Alternative music by Michael Mason|
|11:20 am||Okinawan Drum Dance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko|
|11:50 am||The 9th Dragon Boat Race welcoming ceremony|
|12:00 pm||Dragon dance by the Master Gao and students|
|12:15 pm||5-Star lion dance by the Kung Fu Clubs of Columbus|
|12:20 pm||Master Zhang Shijie and the Shaolin Huiquang Martial Arts in Henan China|
|12:20 pm||End of qualifying bouts and beginning of 40 min lunch break|
|1:00 pm||Bollywood workshop by Zenia Sunavala andSabina Lamgahey|
|1:00 pm||Racing resumes and semi-final races begin|
|1:20 pm||Okinawan drum dance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko|
|1:40 pm||Alternative music by Michael Mason|
|2:00 pm||Taiko workshop by Eric Paton|
|2:55 pm||5-Star lion dance by the Kung Fu Clubs of Columbus|
|3:00 pm||Master Zhang Shijie and the Shaolin Huiquang Martial Arts in Henan China|
|3:30 pm||Run-off races|
|3:45 pm||Lion dance by Laoshi Gisa Rieske and the Shaolin Huigang of Hillard OH|
|4:00 pm||Championship race|
|4:25 pm||National Anthem by Henry Go|
|4:30 pm||Awards ceremony and closing|
|5:00 pm||Roads open and clean up begins|
2019 Live Performances
The Taoist Taichi Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of Taoist Tai Chi to promote good health.
The Eye Dotting of the “Awakening the Dragon” is an ancient ritual that has been celebrated in China and other Asian countries since ancient times. This dotting of the eyes of the dragon head is believed to protect people from evil spirits and disease for the rest of the year
Sayaw FilipinoOH are Philippine cultural dancers dedicated to showcasing a repertoire consisting of Igorot, Muslim, Hispanic, Fiesta suites and Hip Hop.
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko combines dancing and karate forms with drumming, presenting an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary Okinawan music.
Master Sen Gao, a Chinese National Wushu athlete and judge, leads the Dragon Dance performance.
Eric “the Fish” Paton formed the Japanese drumming group Huichi Taiko after a year-long international Artist in Residency project in Ohio with the world’s foremost O-Daiko soloist, Eitetsu Hayashi.
The Laoshi Gisa Rieske of the Ascending Sun Martial Arts Academy and the Shaolin Huiguang of Hillard OH team up to present the Lion Dance.
Master Zhang Shijie is a world renowned headmaster of the Shaolin Huiquang Martial Arts Major Institute in Henan China, home of Shaolin Temple and Shaolin Gong Fu (Kung Fu). Master Zhang and his team will perform Traditional Shaolin Gong Fu that showcases various fighting routines, weaponry and martial athletic skills.
Zenia Sunavala and Sabina Lamgahey take inspiration from Bollywood films to fuse Bhangra, belly dance, Latin, Hip Hop and contemporary jazz for a lively dance performance.
2019 Food and Maketplace
Hinton Apiaries Craft items made from honey, beeswax, soap
Sanu’s Nepali Bazaar Carved wood masks, bowls, statues
Joti Junction Indian fashion jewelries, clutches and more
Body Art by Linda Face painting & Henna tattoos
Asian Clothings Oriental clothing, dolls, handbags and unique gifts
05/17/2020 (8:00 AM)
233 Civic Center Dr. Columbus, OH 43215
Asian Festival promotes the importance of cultural diversity in building a vibrant, prosperous and healthy community.
1881 Brandywine Dr. Columbus 43220