Students unite for Chinese Dance spectacular
Young dancers from across north Wales will team up with professionals to take part in a spectacular Chinese Dance performance at Bangor University on Saturday 11 June; the latest in a series of exciting community projects to be delivered by the University’s Confucius Institute.
Professional dancer Yuan Liu, a teacher at the Confucius Institute and a graduate of the world renowned Beijing Dance Academy, will headline this fun family event – Source of Nature, Beauty of Innocence – showcasing some of the traditional Chinese dances learnt by her students at Ysgol Hirael, Ysgol Pendalar, Our Lady's School, Bangor’s Chinese School and Coleg Menai over last few months. Yuan will be joined in performance by professional movement artist, Colin Daimond.
“We are very proud to be able to bring these talented young people together to celebrate Chinese culture in this way” commented Dr David Joyner, Director of Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.
“Our Chinese Dance programme has opened doors to many new students this year, and we have found it to be an incredibly accessible and popular artform.”
Bringing together young people from across Gwynedd, the performance celebrates diversity in culture and includes performers of all ages and abilities from schoolchildren as young as five to performing arts students at college. Dance rehearsals have been taking place since February, resulting in an impressive repertoire of pieces that celebrate the best of Chinese traditional dance.
The performance (Source of Nature, Beauty of Innocence) will take place at Bangor University’s Prichard Jones Hall on Saturday 11 June, 4-5.15pm. Tickets for the performance will be available at the event and can be purchased at the door for £2.
Publication date: 1 June 2016