Classical Chinese dance coming to ASU Gammage

<b>March 28, 2009<br /></b><b>2 and 7:30 p.m.</b><br /><p><br />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.</p><separator></separator><p>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.</p><separator></separator><p>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.”</p><separator></separator><p>Most of the company members were born in the United States, but some of the older dancers are natives of China.</p><separator></separator><p>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.</p><separator></separator><p>“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.”</p><separator></separator><p>Tickets range from $39 to $159, on sale at the Gammage Box Office, (4880) 965-3434, or Ticketmaster,</p&gt;