The Art of Chinese Dance

10:00 AM & 11:30 AM10
February 27 & 28, 2024

A multi-cultural, interactive dance program with dazzling costumes and fantastic props, the dancers bring young people on a journey to explore one of the most ancient cultures in the world. The performance is narrated by the artists. The audience learns the history, geography and the basic practice of traditional dance. Selected students are invited on stage to learn how to dance with silk ribbons. This program is a great way for children to become excited to learn more about Asian culture and gain a better appreciation of the beauty and values of the Asian American traditions

Students will understand that:

  • Chinese dance has a long tradition with many variations that directly correlates to the culture, customs, beliefs, geography and history of its people
  • Endurance discipline, persistence and concentration are key qualities that dancers develop in all areas of their lives, especially performance.
  • Hand gestures are unique in Chinese dance
  • Traditional Chinese artists find creative inspiration from nature
  • The use of props adds meaning, visual beauty, and excitement to the dancers

SHOW TIMES:  10AM  & 11:30AM

Performance is presented at the College of Staten Island 2800 Victory Blvd Staten Island NY 10314