Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Join us tomorrow Thursday the 18th of August for CHINESE DANCING! This is another all ages event sponsored by the International Association of New Haven and Stop and Shop!
Program will be as follows:
"Flying Fairy” Dance
Along the old Silk Road towards West, the flying dreams of the ancient people were painted on the cave walls that hiding in the deep desert. These paintings depicted the prosperity of that time when East and West mingled at that intersection on the Silk Road. Dance Flying Fairy was created based on these cave paintings to reproduce the long lost exotic beauty of the ancient West on Silk Road.
Directed and placed by Xi Wang
· Tibetan Dance: ”Kang Ding Romance”
On the endless Kangding prairie there had been many touching love stories. This dance has the famous love song - "Love Song of Kangding" as its theme music. The passionate and pure Tibetan girls dance to express their enthusiastic pursuit of love.
· 丢手绢 – 儿童游戏
· Red Umbrella
Chinese minority Dai ethnic group lives in southern part of Yunnan province. Gan Bai is a big event after harvest day; it’s similar to “going to town fair”. Except a lot of delicious Dai food there are also a lot of entertainments activities such as girls Gayang dance, boys elephant foot drum dance. Boys and girls also take advantage of Gan Bai to meet each other and find their love, too. In Gan Bai, boys are playing elephant foot drums and dancing, competing girls’ attention while girls holding their little red umbrella shyly woos and awes. Behind their hesitated umbrellas, hidings are the girls’ eagerness and amour.
Choreographer by Xi Wang
Have questions about Chinese Dancing? Contact The Young Minds Department at the New Haven Free Public Library