Pale skin, rosy cheeks, high eyebrows, sooty but not smokey eyes; this is how you would describe traditional Chinese ballroom dancers.
For those who have never experienced Chinese Traditional Ballroom dancing before, or if you already have quite a talent, we recommend heading to the Chinese ballroom dancing performance in Ashfield on Saturday 24 of June.
This is an excellent opportunity for seniors in the community to get together and stay fit and enjoy the performance. The dance performance will showcase different regional Chinese cultures through traditional singing as well.
Many of the traditional dances have a long history. Chinese ballroom dance appears 5,000 years ago in Imperial China. Each dance reflects a culture, a way of life and or a famous legend. By observing the dancers’ makeup, body movement, drum music, singing and colour of dress audiences can determine which legend the dancers are presenting.
Traditionally, the Chinese ballroom dance was a luxury dance only performed for cultural rituals or for the Emperor’s entertainment back in Imperial China. Today, Chinese traditional ballroom dance continues to be performed around the world with experienced dancers.
This event is free to attend and is part of open Inner West Festival, which takes place from Friday 16 to Sunday 25 June 2017, so it’s not too late to put it your schedule. We encourage you to come and enjoy a unique Chinese ballroom dance performance experience!
When: Saturday 24 June, 1.30pm - 4pm
Where: Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
For more information visit: http://www.aroundyou.com.au/whats-on/events/ashfield-chinese-opera-performance
The blog is contributed by Cultural Perspecives intern Sylvan He, a Public Relations student at UTS.