By Liz Yokubison, writer, author and mother of Alex, ENG‘21 I’m not sure...
American Chinese Art Society 32nd Annual Chinese Dance Festival
- 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018
- 9:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018
- Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue
To celebrate the conclusion of a successful season, ACAS will be hosting the 32nd Annual Chinese Dance Festival with two performances by its Traditional Chinese Dance Troupe. Executive Artistic Director Jade Lin, Artistic Director Grace Chan, together with Teachers Lu Men, Chun Jou Tsai, and Jingwen Fu, have been hard at work for months to get troupe members well prepared and ready for their biggest task of the year, a successful 2018 Chinese Dance Festival. ACAS will again provide FREE tickets to enable more interested people to enjoy the dance festival shows. You may email to or visit the ACAS website www.acas-ne.com and click on Contact to reserve your tickets, if interested. ACAS will mail you the tickets when they become available.
Showcasing the dance troupe’s accomplishments, the 2018 festival program will feature the following dance pieces of distinct styles and forms including: “Heroes”, “Tashi Delek” , “Song of Hero” and “Who is the Prettiest ? ”, staged by Artistic Director Grace Chan; "Little Miao Girls", “Tune of Mountain and Stream”, “The Colors of Tainshan Mountain”,staged by Teacher Lu Men, who also Choreographed “Play in the Bamboo Grove”; "Glory", "Miss Chuu", Choreographed by Teacher Chun Jou Tsai; who also staged "Sun Flower" and “The Tune in Dream”; “Blooming Peach Blossom”, “Flowering Jasmine” and "Beauty by the Riverside", staged by Teacher Jingwen Fu, who also Choreographed “Cheerful Magpies”. Notably, the second-place winners of a duet from the 8th New England Chinese Dance Competition sponsored by ACAS have been invited to perform their winning piece, “Joyful Water”. In addition, a new rendition of the lovely duet, “The Little Cowboy” choreographed by Executive Artistic Director Jade Lin, will be presented at the festival. All in all, this year’s festival will again present a rich and multifaceted program complemented with bright and colorful costumes to entertain the audience.