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Masterclass: Chinese Classical Dance Opening Event

Friday, February 7, 2014
12:00 AM
East Room, Pierpont Commons

Movement Aesthetics in Chinese Classical Sword and Water Sleeve Dance – Lecture and Master Class with Guest Artists From the Beijing Dance Academy

This is the opening event for a two-week Chinese Dance residency with Guest Artists from the Beijing Dance Academy Shao Weiqiu and Zhang Jun, two of China’s foremost experts in Chinese classical sword and water sleeve dance. The event will open with a lecture by UM faculty Emily Wilcox introducing the history and aesthetic features of Chinese classical sword and water sleeve dance. This will be followed by hands-on workshops introducing basic techniques in Chinese Classical Sword and Sleeve Dance, in which all participants will have a chance to try out these movement forms. Finally, Professors Shao, Zhang, and Wilcox will engage in a moderated discussion on Chinese movement aesthetics, in which participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and reflect on the process of working with Chinese movement techniques and props.

For more event information and updates on the residency, visit this site.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Co-sponsors are: CCS, Office of the Senior Vice Provost, Confucius Institute, Dept. of Dance, CWPS, IH, and Rackham.  

Emily Wilcox, U-M