Spark follows Bay Area artists who are bringing the world's most venerable art forms right to our doorstep. Visit with Chinese acrobat Lu Yi at the Circus Center, as he prepares two of his top students for their debut as professional performers. Then join Dr. Zak Diouf and Naomi Washington Diouf and their Diamano Coura West African Dance Company in the weeks leading up to their annual repertoire concert. Next, meet Kulintang master Danny Kalanduyan who is helping to bring the rich cultural heritage of his native Philippines to the United States.
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Visit with Danny Kalanduyan and his Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble as they prepare for a world tour.
Join Naomi and Zak Diouf and their Diamano Coura West African Dance Company for their annual repertoire concert.
Follow Lu Yi as he prepares his top acrobatic students for their debut as professional performers.
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