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Hazel Chung is a teacher of Indonesian and African dances. One of the venues she taught was the Santa Barbara Folk Dance Conference.
Hazel is married to Mantle Hood, who established the Institute of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the early 1960s. Hood had visited West Africa on two occasions and, on each visit, had taken Ghanaian drumming lessons and had taught Indonesian gamelan music. Hazel learned some of the Ghanaian dances and taught courses on Southeast Asian dance. On his last visit, Hood, with Chung, shot footage in Ghana and Nigeria for his classic film, Atumpan: The Talking Drums of Ghana (released in 1964).
Hazel is the director of Ohashiatsu Maryland, located in a quiet suburban neighborhood near Baltimore, Maryland. Hazel has taken advanced studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Beijing College of Acupuncture in China. Currently she visits her traditional Balinese house where she demonstrates and offers Ohashiatsu to the Balinese and she teaches near her home in Bali.
Among Hazel's publications is:
- Dances of the Three-Thousand-League Land, by Alan C. Heyman, rev. by Hazel Chung Hood.
Dances Ms. Chung has taught include Badju Kurung, Sampang Dua-Belas, and Tari Ptring.