Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year with a Chinese dance workshop, led by Margaret Yuen.
In Chinese classical dancing, the elegance of the art form is created by the use of the torso – fingers, wrists, eyes, neck, arms, spine - with the hands making specific gestures to tell a story. In this virtual class, you will learn a short dance sequence that will transport you to China’s classical age.
The workshop is free/pay-as-you wish. All ages and abilities are welcome; no previous dance experience required so don’t be shy – come dance with us!
Margaret Yuen is a dancer and teacher based in Manhattan's Chinatown, who has been at the forefront of promoting Chinese culture and dance in New York since 1979. She founded the Young Dancers of Chinatown in 1979 and the Red Silk Dancers in 1985 to bring Chinese dance performances and classes to communities across the country.
Think!Chinatown, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Manhattan’s Chinatown, is here to listen, to respond, and to build Chinatown's capacities as a strong & vibrant immigrant neighborhood of NYC. Our mission is to foster inter-generational community through neighborhood engagement, storytelling & the arts. We believe the process of listening, reflecting & celebrating develops the community cohesion and trust necessary to take on larger neighborhood issues. Our aim is to overcome barriers of community organizing where socio-economic factors, language, and cultural barriers create challenges for immigrant communities’ autonomy to make decisions in their own neighborhood. We’ve built Think!Chinatown to push from within our neighborhood to shape better policies and programs that define our public spaces, to celebrate our cultural heritage, and to innovate how our collective memories are represented.
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