Oakville Oriental Arts Club (OOAC) - 2021 Culture Days performance
Chinese fan dance has thousands of years history and was developed as a way to share stories, communicate feelings and emotions. In this presentation, we will showcase two types of Chinese fan dances. The first dance is a classical dance using a Tuan Shan (团扇), which is a round fan with a handle. The background music "Pear Orchard", and the dance moves are adopted from the Beijing Opera arts. The second dance is a famous Chinese folk dance: Yang Ge (胶州秧歌), accompanied with background music "Ode to Coral". In this dance, the twisting movement of the foot and the waist, and the flowing of the colorful fans, are some of the highlights conveyed, to bring out the artistically unique charm.
This event is free.
Oakville Oriental Arts Club
Our group, the Oakville Oriental Arts Club is a non-profit entity, composed of volunteers who are passionate to share, learn and promote Chinese cultural arts, through Chinese folk dance and Tai Chi practices. Although our weekly in person lessons were put to a halt due to Covid-19, our club adopts to hold dance classes online to keep our learning spirit going and our common goal achieving. We believe that, dance as a way of staying active, and being connected with the community is beneficial for our overall well being.