25th Feb 2012

Biography of Jeffrey Chan

Jeffrey Chan is the founder of the Wu Ming Dance Project whose goal is to express Asian philosophies and contemporary social identities through modern dance. Chan started dance training in Hong Kong...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Chengxin Wei

A native of Dalian, China, Chengxin graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 1997, where he studied classical Chinese dance for eleven years and received his BFA degree. He subsequently...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Dr. Lin Yatin

Dr. LIN Yatin teaches at the Dance College of the Taipei National University of the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from University of California, Riverside, and...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Tao Ye

Tao Ye is a graduate of the Chongqing Dance School in Chongqing, China. After dancing with the Shanghai Army Song & Dance Ensemble, he joined Jin Xing Dance Theater in 2003 where he...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Lee Su-Feh

Studying children’s theatre and dance, both traditional and contemporary, she was indelibly marked by teachers who strove to find a contemporary Asian expression out of the remnants of colonialism and...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Yvonne Ng

  Yvonne Ng graduated with a BFA Honours from York University (Toronto, Canada), is a dancer, choreographer, presenter, producer, curator, arts educator and artistic director of tiger princess dance projects...

24th Feb 2009

Demysterfying Chinese Aesthetics – Chinese Opera and Dance Symposium (2009)

Demystifying Chinese Aesthetics is a one-day symposium aimed to enrich audience participants appreciation of Chinese opera and Chinese dance, as well as to encourage collaborations among different cultural arts. The...

13th Jan 2007

Contemporary Dance in China

As in the rest of the world, modern dance in China exists in all forms. Since the twentieth century, a new form combining Chinese and western dance vocabularies has emerged...

13th Jan 2007

Minority National Folk Dance

Shao Shu Min Zu Wu Dao (少數民族舞蹈), or minority nationality dances are primarily performed for entertainment and may be improvised by the dancer. There are fifty-six different minority nationalities in...

13th Jan 2007

Han 漢 Folk Dance

The second major Chinese dance cateogry is the Han folk dance, which has some unique characteristics that distinguish it from minority folk or nationality dances. Examples include: The use of...

13th Jan 2007

Chinese Classical Dance

One major category of Chinese dance is called Gu Dian Wu Dao which means classical dance. China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Therefore, there are many “classical” periods...

13th Jan 2007

Peking Opera

These pages are meant to guide new and audiences not yet familiar with Peking opera towards a better appreciation of Peking opera. Click on the menu to your right to...

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