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NOV
15
Traditional Chinese Opera and Creative Dance in Taiwan
Date:
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017
Time:
10:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Location:
A302 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

Susan Tu is a former creative dance instructor with the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, a modern dance group based in Taiwan and the first of its kind in Taiwan and Asia. It was founded by choreographer Lin Hwai-min in 1973. He is heralded as one of the original dance multiculturalists drawing his inspiration from traditional Asian culture and aesthetics. With dancers trained in meditation, Qi Gong, Martial arts, modern dance and ballet, his company transforms traditional Taiwanese dance vocabulary in thrilling modern celebrations of motion. 

This event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Chinese Program, ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Education, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago.