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Performance by the Chinese Red Silk Dancers


July 12, 2014

The Red Silk Dancers will be bringing exciting new choreography and dances this year, including Hua, Wuwu and Dunhuang Caisu.

Hua, which means “flower” in Chinese, showcases an exuberant journey of personal growth through five dancers, incorporating both Chinese and modern elements. The piece is set to music by cellist Zoe Keating.

Wuwu is a martial art dance with four separate components: long tassel sword, sabre, single sword and Yingge, which is a folk martial art dance from the Guangdong province. Dancers paint their faces to represent folk heroes.

Dunhuang Caisu is a solo of statues that come alive from the Dunhuang Caves along the ancient Silk Road. The numerous colorful sculptures and fresco paintings of Apsaras—a female spirit in Hindu and Buddhist mythology—can be found in these caves and inspire a dance of stylistic poses and flowing gestures.

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