Events by Year Asian Arts And Culture Program

FY 2022 - 2023

Ananya Dance Theatre: Dastak: I Wish You Me

Codemakers: Butoh Dance History and Innovation

Codemakers: Donna Uchizono, Georgina Pazcoguin, and Hyeyung Sol Yoon (world premieres)

The Peking Acrobats

FY 2021-2022

Codemakers: Jennifer Koh, Davóne Tines, Ken Ueno, and Kee-Yoon Nahm

Jennifer Koh: Bach and Beyond

Codemakers: White Snake Projects and Final Bow for Yellowface

Small Island Big Song

Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble: Breaking through Tradition to Innovation - Kenny Endo’s Taiko Journey

FY 2020-2021

Alex Kerr in Conversation: Japanese Arts and Popular Culture

Alex Kerr in Conversation: Lost Japan

Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World: A talk by Claire Jean Kim, PhD

Kristina Wong for Public Office: Live from Her Home!

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

Miwa Matreyek: Infinitely Yours

FY 2019-2020

Amjad Ali Khan


Gugu Drum Group


FY 2018-2019

Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble

Chinese Warriors Of Peking

The Way of Incense: Koh-Do

Samhara: Nrityagram & Chitrasena Dance Companies

Yumi Kurosawa: Koto

Kodo: Evolution

Zakir Hussain & Masters Of Percussion

Ying Quartet

FY 2017-2018

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Kiran Ahluwalia Ensemble

Music & Film from Central Asia

Sacred Dances & Legends of Hawai'i

Sand Mandala: Mystical Arts of Tibet

FY 2016-2017

Soup For Syria



Othello in the Seraglio

Ragamala Talk

In the Footsteps of the Master

Shanghai Acrobats

Sacred Dances

The Seeker of the Truth

Shank's Mare

FY 2015-2016

Gingko Tree

River Song

Sheng Dong

The Art of the Geisha

New York Botanical Gardens


Shomyo Buddhist Chants

The Taiyuan Puppet

The Nile Project

Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and Jayanthi Kumaresh

FY 2014-2015

Amjad Ali Khan Ensemble  

Asif Ali Khan  

Embrace Arts in India Tour


Matcha Tea

Nitin Sawhney Trio

Tibetan Sand Mandala

Time Lapse Dance


Zakir Hussain, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and Jayanthi Kumaresh  

FY 2013-2014

Peony Pavilion Opera  

Spirit & Soul  

Arab & North Africa Music Project  

Mohan Veena and Tabla: Soulful Music  


Matcha Tea  

Healing The Earth: Tibetan Sand Mandala  

Time Lapse Dance  


Nitin Sawhney Trio  

Newark Museum Trip  


Embrace Arts in India Tour 13-14  

FY 2012-2013



New Asia Cinema  

Builders Association HOUSE/DIVIDED  

Voices of Afghanistan  

Michael Sakamoto,Sacred Cow  

Dan Kwong, It is Great 2B American  

Three Principles of the Buddhist Path  

Cirque Chinois: The National Circus Of The People's Republic Of China  

Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia  

FY 2011-2012

Arts in India  

Escorted Bus tour  

Divahn: Jewish Songs of the Middle East  

Red Baraat  

Wu Man  

Shantala Shivalingappa  

The Things They Carried  


War Veterans  


FY 2010-2011

Gamelan Galak Tika & Ensemble Robot in Concert  

Zakir Hussain presents Masters of Percussion  

Kenichi Ebina & Company in New Moves  

Spirit and Soul: Nalini Nadkarni  


Sleeping Child  

Bedwin Hacker  

Tyler Tyler by Yasuko Yokoshi  

Barakat! (Enough!)  

Scenes from the Ramayana in Kathakali Dance Theater  

Women Without Shadows  

Exploring Buddhism: 2010 Wisdom Teachings  

A Symposium on Wisdom & Ethics in Buddhist Traditions  

The Practice of Wisdom  

Wisdom through the Buddhist Mahayana Path  

Wisdom Deity Blessing by Khen Rinpoche  

Three Cups of Tea  

Our Feelings Took the Pictures: Open Shutters Iraq  

The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats  

Once Upon a Time Beirut  

Escorted Bus Tour for Special Exhibits  


FY 2009-2010

Awaji Puppet Theater  

National Acrobats of China  

Salute to Baseball: Japan Style  

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul  

Spirit & Soul: Healing in Tibetan Buddhism  

Happiness Through Cultivating Compassion  

Mantra in Deity Yoga Practice  

Healing Through Compassion: Exchange of Self and Others  

Film: Om Shanti Om  

Avalokitesvara Blessing & Practice  

Raga and Tala: Sitarist Mita Nag and Pandit Samir Chatterjee on Tabla  

Rumi: Poetic Readings by Peter Rogen with Music by Amir Vahab  

Film: Anime Forever!  

Bollywood Masala  

Cambodia Remembered  

The Art of the Samurai  

FY 2008-2009

Sleeping with Strangers  

Sleeping with Strangers: Asian American Theatre  

From the Heart of a Tradition  

Cherry Blossoms in the Valley  

Japan Festival of the Arts  

Japanese Festival  

Salaam: A Musical Journey through the Middle East  

Single Project Event Grant Deadline  

Film: Young Arab Filmmakers  

The Kite Runner  


Healing in Tibetan Buddhism  

Healing in Buddhism: an Overview  

Two Buddhist Healing Practices  

White Tara Long Life Blessing and Practice  

The Healing Master of Lapis Lazuli Radiance  

Enchanting the Eye: Arabic Calligraphy & Art by M J Alhabeeb  

Film: Hometown Baghdad Presentation  

The Myth of Gilgamesh and Middle Eastern Music  

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in Concert  

FY 2007-2008

Alankara: Arts in India Tour  


Taikoza - Japanese Taiko Drums and Dance  

Kali Yuga  

Music and Dance from Indonesia-Gamelan Sekar Jaya Ensemble  

Tales from the Beijing Opera Noon  

Egyptian Puppets A Special Family Event  

New Asia Cinema  

Magdalen Hsu-Li  

Laughter and Tears from Old Japan  

The Birth of Monkey King  

The Birth of Monkey King: Chinese Shadow Puppets  

Twenty Strings of Music  


Film: The Independent Film and Television College, Baghdad  

Cultures of Peace  

Dakshina Ensemble featuring Kadri Gopalnath & Rudresh Mahanthappa  

Shaolin Temple Warriors  

Film: Ta Ra Rum Pum  

FY 2006-2007

Nomad: The River by Yin Mei Dance  

New Shanghai Circus  

New Shanghai Circus  

Ethos & Indian Music Masters  

BING! BANG! BOOM! World Beat  

Images of China: Chinese Rod Puppetry by Dragon Art Studios  

New Asia Cinema  

Number 3 to Go: A Moon Festival Celebration  


Ravish Momin  


Goo Say Ten  

Film: Reel Bad Arabs  

FY 2005-2006

The Dances of China: A Journey of 5,000 Years  

The Dances of China: A Journey of 5,000 Years  

FUBUKI DAIKO: Japanese Drumming & Dance  

FUBUKI DAIKO: Japanese Drumming & Dance  

Sankyoku:Traditional Japanese Ensemble Music  

Yin Yu Tang House at the Peabody Essex Museum  

Chinese violinist Suzanne Shu  

Tazieh: Iranian Theater Traditions  

Re-Orient Festival  

Voices of the Sidis  

Black Sufis of India and Africa  

Sidi Goma:  

Japanese Gender Benders  

New Asia Cinema  

home land security  

Arya Tara: Sand Mandala  

Wheel of Time  

Yungchen Lhamo  

The Bodhisattva Tara: Compassion in Action  

Asian Art Tour  

FY 2004-2005



The Silken Phoenix  


Trilok Gurtu Band  

The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden Tour  


New Asia Cinema  

Pollen Revolution  

Festival of India / New Asia Cinema  

The Look of India  

Festival of India: An Evening of Dance & Music  

The Way of Tea  

The Way of Tea  

The Way of Tea  

The Way of Tea  

The Way of Tea  

The Way of Tea  

The Way of Tea  

Return of the Rain Seed  

KAHURANGI: People of the Pacific  

FY 2003-2004

Bollywood Bound (Canada 2001)  

China Festival in 2003  

Forms in Motion  

Passage to the Silk River  

A Dragon's Tale - Children's Performance  

Common Threads: Fabric & Traditional Asian Garment Design  

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo  

Middle East Festival of the Arts  

Middle East Festival of the Arts  

Conversations with Betty Shamieh  

Chocolate in Heat: Growing up Arab in America  

Bhoot (2003)  

Festival of Lights  

Festival of Lights  

Asian Treasure Bag  

New Asia Cinema  

Nori: Korean Drums And Music  

Nori: Korean Drums And Music  

Chutney Soka  

FY 2002-2003

Noh Theatre Workshop  

At the Hawk's Well and Bo-Shibari  


Master Class with Yin Mei  

Master Dancers of Bali  

Tears of the Black Tiger / Fa Talai Jone (Thailand, 2000)  

Mai: Japanese Classical Dance  

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (India, 1999)  

New Asia Cinema - Chunhuang (South Korea, 2000)  

Sarina Jain, Masala Bhangra  

Kriya Yoga: The Science of Health  

Suzhou River/ Suzhou He (China, 2000)