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Classical Chinese dance coming to ASU Gammage

March 16, 2009
March 28, 2009
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Classical Chinese dance and music, as well as ethnic and folk dance, will fill the stage of ASU Gammage at 7:30 p.m., March 27 and 28, and 2 p.m., March 28, presented by Divine Performing Arts, a New York City-based company.

Audience members will see an art form that has passed down from generation to generation over the past 5,000 years. It is characterized by high-flying dives, dexterous leaps and diverse spins.

But, according to its promotional materials, “It is the deeper resonances of traditional Chinese culture, however, that imbue a dancer’s movements with such rich, expressive power.”

Most of the company members were born in the United States, but some of the older dancers are natives of China.

Vina Lee, company manager, said, “In presenting an experience that’s altogether pure and beautiful, we aim to capture the substance and spirit of premodern China’s classical culture.

“We would like to think that the show will provide you with not only an artistic feast, but also a greater sense of meaning in life.”

Tickets range from $39 to $159, on sale at the Gammage Box Office, (4880) 965-3434, or Ticketmaster,