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Performance: Chinese and Greek Dances

Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:00 AM
Michigan Union, Anderson Room, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor

Continuing the shared exploration of modern Chinese and Greek cultures that started at U-M three years ago, dancers from the Midwest come together to showcase representative works from their rich traditions.  A unique event introduced by Michigan faculty who will help a broad audience enjoy song, music, and dance and perhaps join the festivities.  (Co-sponsors:  the Confucius Institute and the Modern Greek Program)

Moli Performing Arts Ensemble (?????), U-M Hellenic Student Association, the Yassou Dancers of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Ann Arbor, and Hellenic Dance Company of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Toledo, Ohio will present a program of the "Dancing Together: Chinese-Greek Dances."
Chinese traditional dance is a form of art, which shows traditional Chinese sprits, cultures, practices and the Confucius philosophy. If you have been to a Chinese festival or a Chinese dance performance such as "chasing dreams of youth", you will definitely remember the spendid performances and the special rhythms of traditional Chinese dance. Now! It's the time to try it out by yourself! It's not hard to start to dance with Chinese traditional fans!

Greek dance is alive and ever changing. If you have ever been to a Greek festival or party it isn’t long before everyone is on the floor kicking their feet, twirling, yelling “Opa” or “Yassou” and having a good time. Join us for the show, the costumes, and the music. See how it’s done. It won’t be long before you too are up and moving to the sounds of the bouzouki, clarinet, violin, and drum.