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.
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: $1,430
Back to Back Performances: $1,860
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)
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: $1,140 plus $25 per class
About the Artists
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.