Dance China NY

Master award-winning dancers and musicians from China and the United States  in full traditional Chinese costumes bring  Chinese culture through language lessons, historical background, onstage demonstrations and audience interaction into your school or community center. The dances and narration illustrate and explain the  customs and patterns of Chinese life.

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About the Artist

Dance China NY is the resident company of the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Company members include master award-winning dancers and musicians from China and the United States.

China Patterns (Grades K-12)

This dance program, performed in full traditional Chinese costumes, introduces students to Chinese culture through language lessons, historical background, onstage demonstrations and audience interaction. The dances and narration illustrate and explain traits, customs and patterns of Chinese life. Students are given the tools to interpret the dance movements as expressions of what people do, see and feel. Length: 45 minutes

Single Performance: $1,715

Back to Back Performances: $2,000

Lion Dance Plus (Grades K-12)

Several Dance pieces and an participatory segment with 4 dancers.  Dances include:  Lion Dance, Mongolian Dance, Monkey King, Fan Dance, Ribbon Dance and Lion and Ribbon demo. Length 45 Minutes

Single Performance:  $1430

Back to Back Performances: $1860

WORKSHOPS

Chinese Fan or Ribbon Dance Workshop (Grades: K-12)

Students work with professional dancers to learn Chinese ribbon or fan dance techniques. Drawing from the lesson, students discover how movement evokes feelings and images; how different movements are integrated and combined to create new ones; and how to begin composing a group dance. The 45-minute lesson includes learning Chinese hand gestures and their symbolic meanings, stories about how Chinese dances began and how they relate to everyday life, simple Chinese language and vocabulary and dance routines for groups and individuals. In an extended residency, students can also learn a complete Chinese dance to perform for the rest of the school. Length: 45 minutes

Calligraphy or Landscape Painting or Paper Cutting or Name Seal Carving Workshop (Grades: K-12)

Paper Cutting

Our experienced, professional artists work with students in a variety of traditional Chinese art forms, providing background information and unique hands-on experiences. Length: 45 minutes

2 Workshops: $860 plus $25 per class

4 Workshops: $1140 plus $25 per class  

Program guide: Dance China NY