"Art brings us peace and serves as an outlet from our daily struggles. The children we will work with come from impoverished communities and do not have the guidance or sources to find their outlets. Our goal is to provide guidance and positivity through art, or more specifically, dance."
- Aiko Tanzawa
In collaboration with the dance group The Company and Project PEARLS, the Empire in the Air team organized a show titled "Art of Us" in February 2017. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards sending three choreographers from the Company to host dance workshops for the Project PEARLS children in August 2017.
The choreographers include: - Melissa Batesting - Jolo Cabrera - KJ Estudillo
Art of Us performers were the following: Melissa Batesting Jolo Cabrera KJ Estudillo and Astralogik JR De Guzman MelvinSings Sorah Yang with sounds provided by DJ Druskee
Vendors include: Empire in the Air The Company Bayani Art
The organizers for Art of Us included myself (Empire in the Air and Project PEARLS), Aiko Tanzawa and Christopher Nguyen (Empire in the Air), and Bernadette Bernacer (The Company) and Russel Benzon (The Company)