Chinese dance performance kicks-off Teaching International at Penn State York

Classical dance, Tibetan dance, the fan dance, and more will be a part of the performance by the Pennsylvania Chinese Dance Company (PCDC) when they take to the stage at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. This free performance is the kick-off event for the campus’ Teaching International (TI) program for 2015-16. Tickets are not needed for this event and it is open to the public.

Teaching International is a curriculum and campus globalization initiative at Penn State York. Each academic year, the campus selects a country or region and a theme as a focus for instructional and co-curricular events. The country for this year is China and the theme is gender. Last year, TI focused on Brazil with a theme of energy.

“For our Teaching International kick-off event we seek to integrate both the region and theme for the 2015-16 academic year. PCDC was selected to share the Chinese culture through dance and also talk with us about the ways in which gender is performed in the dances,” said Amber Seidel, assistant professor of human development and family studies and a co-chair of TI.  

In addition to the dance performance, a question and answer period will follow the show to provide audience members with an opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture.

PCDC is a nonprofit organization from the Philadelphia area, comprised of college students dedicated to promoting Chinese culture and art through traditional Chinese dance. Founded in May 2006 as a small self-organized group of dance- lovers, the group now has more than 40 members and features an extensive dance repertoire reflecting the beauty and diversity of Chinese culture.

For more information about PCDC, visit their website at https://sites.google.com/site/pennchinesedanceclub/photo-gallery .
 

Last Updated September 02, 2015