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DANCE Class: Karen Traditional Bamboo

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Presented by Exchange House Akron at Exchange House Akron, Akron OH

Jun 13 2019
DANCE Class: Karen Traditional Bamboo

The Exchange House presents D.A.N.C.E. (Demonstrating a New Cultural Exchange), a class which will feature a different type of dance monthly from the many culture bearers and dance makers in Akron.


Karen traditional bamboo dance is performed at the Karen New Year and other special occasions. There are two types of Karen bamboo dance, the first one is group holding bamboo sticks low to the ground and cross over each other in a checkered pattern, while the rest of the dancers step in between the spaces made by the crossed bamboo sticks. The second one is a half of the group standing and holding bamboo, dancers dance quick steps among the striking bamboos. One wrong move and your foot will be hit by the bamboo poles. It is very important for the dancers paying attention to their feet between the bamboo. This particular bamboo dance is very popular in Thailand and Burma (Myanmar).


I was born in Thailand refugee camp (Mae La Camp). I came to America in 2011 with my mother and sister. I was brought to America by my family for numerous reasons: primarily to find a better life, a meaningful career, and a place that values

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$5 suggested donation per participant.

Payment options include cash, check, PayPal (katie@betterblock.org), or Cash App ($exchangehouseakron)

Contact: 234-312-9709

Email: katie@betterblock.org

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