Great Leap’s ‘Cycles of Change’

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The cast of "Cycles of Change."

Great Leap will present its “Cycles of Change” event alongside the riders of CicLAvia on Sunday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MacArthur Park on the corner of Seventh and Park View in Los Angeles.

“Cycles of Change” is also the title of Great Leap’s environmental music video about the virtues of bicycling as an alternative form of transportation in Los Angeles.

Performances will be at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. There is no charge.

Featured performers are Claire Day, Andrae Harrison, Yolanda Hester, Dan Kwong, Charlie McClung, Alison Minami, Gabriel Tenorio and Chavela Zepeda. Music will be provided by Danny Yamamoto and George Abe. The show is directed by Kwong and co-directed by Young-Ae Park. Nobuko Miyamoto is Great Leap’s artistic director.

The Westlake/MacArthur Metro is only a few short blocks to the east and there are a several pay parking lots nearby.

CicLAvia (www.ciclavia.org) is a citywide event that closes down streets to allow people to bike, skate and walk safely.

Great Leap’s other eco-videos include “B.Y.O.Chopstix,” which encourages people to bring their own reusable chopsticks when eating out to help reduce the number of wooden chopsticks (waribashi) that are thrown away after one use.

The video “Mottainai” also uses humor to urge people to live a greener lifestyle. The title song was heard at several Obon dances last year.

Great Leap is a multicultural arts organization that uses art as both performance and creative practice to deepen relations among people of diverse cultures and faiths. It collaborates and creates with professional artists, fosters new leadership in the arts by mentoring emerging artists, and builds community through workshops, residencies and performances.

On the Web: www.greatleap.org

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