If you turn on the radio now, I am sure you would know at least one song playing on the radio. But can you tell me about least one traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Cambodian or Indonesian dance? A lot of today’s modern songs and dances take inspiration from many traditional art forms. To be able to appreciate the music we listen to on a daily basis, it is important to know and learn about the roots of where our music is from.
The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, in collaboration with Intermedia Arts, invite you to Traditional Dance, Modern Movements on March 20th, 2011, 6:30 pm.
Event takes place at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.
Reception will be held before the performances. Artists panel and audience Q&A follows the performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Watch traditional dances from China, India, Cambodia, Tibet and Indonesia, and see them transform into modern interpretations of dance forms we are familiar with today. This event will feature the Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM)’s Dance Theater unfold their Chinese heritage to you in the “universal language of dance.” World renown Renu Kumar’s Modern Indian Dance Academy will also be showcasing Traditional Indian dance and her interpretation of a Bollywood dance. Join us for a night of enriching performances from these dance companies and many more, and experience for yourself the roots of modern day music, dance and culture. This event also features the Sumunar Indonesian Dance Ensemble, the Tibetan American Foundation on Minnesota, and Waddhanak of Minnesota Cambodian Buddhist Society.
For more information about this event, visit the Traditional Dance, Modern Movements event page
This event is funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.