Dance to China: Lunar New Year Celebration

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Allowed Grades: Kindergarten to 5th Grade

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Led by Angela Tam, learn about China through dance! Through dances from Chinaʼs different regions and cultural groups,  see first-hand how dance transcends linguistic and cultural boundaries as a means of expression. The program will include short lessons and performances.

Angela Tam is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist. She is the founding Artistic Director of Yin He Dance.

A Chicago native, Angela began dancing as a child under Qiu Yue Jin. Since then, Angela has studied Chinese dance under Margaret Yuen, Grant Zhuang, and others. She has also received instruction in ballet, contemporary, and classical Japanese dance.

Since founding Yin He Dance, Angela has been devoted to sharing her love of Chinese dance as a performer and educator. She has performed extensively all over the Chicagoland area, most notably as a featured soloist at Chicago's citywide Chinese New Year celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center. She is a multi-year recipient of the Ethnic & Folk Arts Master Apprentice Grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. She also choreographs folkloric and contemporary work.