Performance - Chinese New Year Dancers
With over fifteen years of performance experience in Cleveland, Yin Tang Dance will bring the historical songs and legends of the Chinese New Year to the Library. Classical Chinese dances are styled after ancient forms of dances that emulate the movements of goddesses. The focus is not only technique but Chinese cultural, historical, and geographical education. Students perform dance styles from different regions of China, as each of these regions holds deep cultural roots and a unique local color. Yin Tang is Cleveland’s premier Chinese choreographer and dance director. She began learning dance at the age of three from her mother who was professionally trained in classical Chinese dance. During summer vacations in high school and college, she traveled back to China to train with instructors from professional schools in Chongqing, where she continues to travel to learn new techniques.