St. Louis Modern Chinese School 圣路易现代中文学校
Chinese Education and Culture Center in St Louis

Chinese Dance Odyssey (age 7-12) 中国民族舞蹈荟萃(7-12岁)

Chinese Dance Odyssey : Chinese Dance Odyssey guides students as they travel through China—from the West (Tibetan Dance, Uyghur Dance), through the North (Mongolian Dance), and then to the South (Yi Dance, Dai Dance, Miao Dance). As students learn the various styles of dance from each ethnic minority, they will also learn about their cultures and other art forms related to dance. Fostering creativity is one of the main purposes of this course. By introducing the concepts of Improvisation (即兴), Composition (编舞), and Dance Appreciation (舞蹈赏析), students learn to “read” and create dance while mastering dance techniques. “I’m not interested in how people move, but what moves them.” ---- Pina Bausch ------ Instructor: Xi Zhao (赵玺) is a dance educator, choreographer, and producer. She holds an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and an MA from the School of Dance, Minzu University of China (MUC). Ms. Zhao is the founder and artistic director of New Dance Academy, an internet-based international dance training platform, and of The NEW-Beijing New Dance Festival, one of the most influential international contemporary dance festivals in China. She is a member of China Dancers Association, the leading association of dance professionals in China. Ms. Zhao trained professionally in Chinese Dance for 13 years at MUC, the top dance school in China, where she later became a faculty member and worked for 12 years. She has worked as Visiting Guest Artist at Webster University and has been working as an independent choreographer worldwide. Her choreography has won many prizes in Chinese professional dance competitions and has been presented in major venues in China. In view of Ms. Zhao’s contributions to the contemporary dance scene in China, she was commissioned by China’s Ministry of Culture as the dance expert assisting the visit of the CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) Dance Festival Directors and Choreographers delegation in 2014. She has been invited to many international festivals giving keynotes and panel discussions about Chinese contemporary dance development. Ms. Zhao’s most recent award was given in April of 2019, the “Award MENADA for Extraordinary Achievement in the Field of Contemporary Dance” from the Dance Fest Skopje in Macedonia.

Teacher 教师 :  赵玺 Xi Zhao
Room 教室 :  Online
Date 日期 (Time 时间):  Sun (12:30 pm - 1:20 pm)
Max 人数上限 :  15
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