Lotus Steps 2005: A New Chapter
UCLA Chinese Cultural Dance Club presents its sixth annual performance
Saturday, May 07, 2005
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The UCLA Chinese Cultural Dance Club presents its sixth annual dance performance, "Lotus Steps 2005," UCLA's Royce Hall. Admission is free.
"Lotus Steps 2005: A New Chapter" is the result of a year of organization, preparation, and rehersal by members of the Chinese Cultural Dance Club. It will feature an original approach to the expression of Chinese culture by combining various forms of performing arts into Chinese cultural dance. Act I will present ten traditional dances of various regions and peoples of China, including the Dai, Han, Tibetan, Mongols, and Taiwanese aborigines, as well as dance from the royal court. Act II, titled "America!" will present five contemporary Chinese cultural dances accompanied by narration of five true stories that speak to the diverse personal experiences of Chinese-Americans. The stories were written and narrated by the authors, who are members of friends of CCDC. An original orchestral composition written by Chinese-American composer Alexander Lu specifically for "America!" will be performed by the outstanding Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra and the award-winning South Bay Children's Choir. Other guest performers are young dancers aged six to nine from Families with Children from China, Southern California (FCC-SoCal), and musicians from the L.A. Quintonix Chinese Instrument Ensemble. "Lotus Steps, 2005" will feature a cast of over two hundred performers.
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The Chinese Cultural Dance Club is an official student organization at UCLA with the mission of
sharing Chinese culture through dance.
Tickets can be obtained at the Central Ticket Office starting on Monday, April 25, 2005. Standby tickets are available the day of the event.
Sponsor(s): UCLA Chinese Cultural Dance Club