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The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! Strathcona Chinese Dance Company
Date and time: Thursday February 23 at 12 noon
Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver
Tickets $10/$8 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604 684 2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
Info: 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
The Strathcona Chinese Dance Company showcases the diversity and beauty of Chinese dance in the next edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series, with a program ranging from the elegant classical style to exuberant ethnic folk dances, as well as innovative Chinese contemporary styles. Founded in 1973, the company has developed into a world-renowned folkloric dance troupe and has toured internationally. The performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session for artists and audience.
Strathcona Chinese Dance Company (SCDC), now in its 38th season, was founded in 1973 by the late Maria Mimie Ho to promote Chinese dance art in Canada. Under the artistic direction of Anabel Ho, the troupe has garnered international acclaim and has performed in over 140 cities worldwide. SCDC has had the honour of performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Emperor of Japan, the Governor General, Prime Minister and Premiers of Canada, as well as distinguished Heads of States both regionally and abroad. The Company is in popular demand to perform in the local community and at international dance festivals around the world. Highlights include: 2010 Vancouver Olympics, International Olympic Committee AGM, United Nations World Urban Forum, Launch of the BC Canada Pavilion 2008 Beijing Olympics, Annual Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade, Winterlude Festival (Ottawa), Folkmoot USA Festival (North Carolina, USA), and Macau International Youth Dance Festival (China). www.strathconadance.com
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