Contemporary Chinese Heritage Celebration & Films | Presidio
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Presidio Officers’ Club | 50 Moraga Ave, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Presidio Free Programs: Talks, Music & Performances | SF
To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, Corey Chan, director of Kei Lun Martial Arts and Lenora Lee, artistic director of Lenora Lee Dance will talk about their contemporary approaches to interpreting Chinese history and culture.
Chan will discuss the Chinese traditions of dragon dance, lion dance, and martial arts, and their relationship to historic and contemporary practices. He will also illustrate how he restored the Marysville Dragon, an historic antique dragon from the Chinese community of Marysville, California, which is currently at the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.
Lee will show excerpts from her recent films and large-scale performance pieces that integrate American modern dance, Chinese dragon and lion dance, martial arts, original music, text and video. These pieces connect various styles of movement and music to culture, history and human rights issues.
Presented in association with the Chinese Historical Society of America.
Categories: History, Lectures & Workshops, Lunar New Year, Movies, San Francisco