Boston Public Library Family Event – Youth Dance Exhibition from China and Beyond (Apr. 22nd – Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.)

April 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Don’t miss this very special performance brought to you chu-ling-11by the young students of Boston’s Chu Ling Dance Academy. The program will include Chinese folk and classical, and Latin dances. Students from ages 7 – 10 years will perform the Xing Jing (named after world renowned Chinese dancer/choreographer), New Year’s Fan, and Spanish Gypsy dances. Those in the 14 – 20 year age group will bring you the Tibet, Butterfly, Umbrella, and Latin dances. Featured soloists will perform the Sword or Running Dance. 


Here is a Video Clip of the Fan and Sword Dances as performed by the Chu Ling Dance Academy.


Academy director Chu Ling established her dance school in 1998. Since then, with the aid of others,  she has taught approximately 300 hundred students, from preschoolers to adults, the fine art of traditional Chinese dancing, while broadening their experience with exposure to other dance genres. Already an accomplished choreographer in China, Ling brought her talents to the United States and has since established herself as a well-known dance teacher, performer, director, producer, and choreographer throughout the Boston area and beyond. She has also given lectures, authored various publications, and won numerous awards for her artistic accomplishments.                                         


Although the majority of students who attend the Chu Ling Academy are of Chinese heritage, all nationalities are welcomed within its walls. Students perform annually at both First Night and First Night Summerbeat and have appeared at various other festivals and events in the Boston area. Chu Ling Dance has also held student recitals and sponsored the performances of major artists from Mainland China and New York City. The schools primary mission is to instill in Asian youths a deep respect for traditional Chinese culture which they in turn will share with the American public through their various dance performances. It is through this mission of artistic and cultural diplomacy that Chu Ling Dance hopes to make a significant contribution towards the strengthening  of cross-cultural ties between the Chinese population and the rest of the world.                                  



Concert details:

When: April 22nd – Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m.

Where: Boston Public Library @ Copley Square

                  Rabb Lecture Hall (Ground floor of the Johnson Building)

                  (Area Restaurants)

Admission: Free to all 

Entry filed under: Asian music, Chinese, Dance Exhibitions, Latin music, Local Artists.

Triveni – Enjoy Indian Classical Dance with a Modern Flare (April 5th – Sunday at 3:00 p.m.) World Music for Young People – Children’s Compact Discs in the Boston Public Library

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