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Caiwei

Classical Han Chinese dance performed at 2017 Dancing Colors of Spring at Pigott Theater, Stanford University. Lyrics are from the Book of Odes. "When I left here, Willow shed tear. I came back now, Snow bends the bough. Long, long the way, hard, hard the day. Hunger and thirst, press me the worst. My grief overflows. 
Who knows, Who knows."

 

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Odette Du, Leying Guan, Annie Hu, Karen Huynh, Shawn Lee, Ariel Liu, Janet Liu, Stephanie Uduji, Katy Woo, Zhexin Zhao

 

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Caiwei

 

 

Sweet Lale

Uyghur dance performed at 2017 Dancing Colors of Spring at Pigott Theater. Choreographed by Haiyan Jackson.

 

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Odette Du, Ariel Liu, Stephanie Uduji, Katy Woo

 

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Sweet Lale

 

 

Ribbon Dance

This Ribbon Dance is choreographed by guest instructor Haiyan Jackson. The fluttering ribbons, rhythmic Chinese instrumental, and energetic dancers together herald the new year’s arrival.

 

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Helen Chen, Sunny Chen, Tingting Dai, Odette Du, Leying Guan, Annie Hu, Karen Huynh, Shawn Lee, Ariel Liu, Janet Liu, Stephanie Uduji, Katy Woo, Xueying Yan, Zhexin Zhao

 

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Ribbon Dance

 

 

Peach Fairies Dance

This classical Han-Tang dynasty dance uses vibrant peach blossoms to represent the beauty of girls awaiting marriage at a blossoming age. The song begins with the pensive waiting process. When the wait is over, our dancers step up to the increasing tempo, showcasing the lively and playful spirit of girls looking forward to a bright and happy future.

 

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Odette Du, Leying Guan, Annie Hu, Karen Huynh, Shawn Lee, Ariel Liu, Min Liu, Ana Shen, Kristine Song, Jingshu Wang, Rui Wang, Janice Zhang, Zhexin Zhao

 

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Peach Fairies (Tao Yao 2015)

 

 

Waterside Dance

This Dai dance is an ethnic minority dance in China. The dancers use their scarves to depict village girls playing in the water. The dance features both slow, elegant movements and fast-paced ones.

 

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Yingqiao He, Kathy Lou, Marie Lu, Tra My Pham, Mei Shen, Jeanny Wang, Jingshu Wang, Rui Wang, Su Xie, Crystal Yin, Monica Yun, Lu Zhang, Yixin Kou, Wenqiong Guo, Mian Zhang, Ruitang Chen

 

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Waterside, Spring 2013

 

 

Ta Ge Classical Sleeve Dance

This Tage dance is a rendition of a court dance from the Tang Dynasty. A form of Chinese dance, the Tage dance style is characterized by melodic stomping with the feet, traditionally accompanied by singing. Be enchanted by the elegant movements and flowing sleeves in this beautiful performance of our first Tage dance.

 

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Catherine Dong, Yingqiao He, Kathy Lou, Marie Lu, Larissa Muramoto, Tra My Pham, Mei Shen, Donni Wang, Jingshu Wang, Rui Wang, Su Xie, Crystal Yin, Monica Yun

 

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Tage Dance, Winter 2012

 

 

Tibetan Dance: Kang Ding Love Song

This is a modern-day dance inspired by one of the most popular love songs in China, deriving from both Chinese and Tibetan influence. Highly energetic and beautiful, the dance tells the tale of a girl as she searches for a lover.

 

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Sarah Chan, Yingqiao He, Xiaohan Liu, Larissa Muramoto, Tra My Pham, Rui Wang, Su Xie, Crystal Yin, Monica Yun, Lu Zhang

 

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Tibetan Dance, Spring 2012

 

 

Dancing Sculpture of Dunhuang

Inspired by paintings of fairies from the caves of Dunhuang, China, this dance captures the beauty, elegance, and grace of a Dunhuang sculpture as she comes to life.

 

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Tra My Pham

 

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Jasmine Dance: Mo Li Hua

Performed to a popular Chinese folk song which dates back to the 18th century, the Jasmine Flower Dance Mo Li Hua depicts the elegance and beauty of jasmine flowers as they bloom. Our girls become graceful jasmine flowers that dance and come to life in a garden of flowers, tended to by a caring gardener.

 

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Sarah Chan, Derek Ma, Tra My Pham, Emily Song, Rui Wang, Su Xie, Crystal Yin, Monica Yun

 

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Fan Dance: The Thousand Reds

A fan dance from 2009, this dance is called the Thousand Reds, for the color of the red fans. It was performed on campus at Urban Nights and at An Art Affair. This fan dance is a contemporary dance where elements of jazz are combined with traditional chinese fan dances to create an exciting, modern performance.

 

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Sarah Chan, Julia Kho, Tiffany Lau, Kathy Lou, Tra My Pham, Jassie Phyu, Cissy Yang, Crystal Yin, Tonya Yu, Monica Yun

 

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Red Ribbon Dance

This ribbon dance, paired with traditional Chinese music, is a fast-paced dance that is also reminiscent of celebratory events. This dance was performed at multiple events welcoming in the Chinese New Year.

 

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Sarah Chan, Julia Kho, Tiffany Lau, Kathy Lou, Tra My Pham, Jassie Phyu, Cissy Yang, Crystal Yin, Tonya Yu, Monica Yun

 

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White Sleeve Dance

This sleeve dance was performed at Urban Nights in 2010 and is reminiscent of traditional Chinese celebrations. The sleeves, which are long, are thrown out and caught in different rhythms to match music and create an upbeat, exciting atmosphere for the audience.

 

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Sarah Chan, Hiu Ho, Alexander Huang, Julia Kho, Tiffany Lau, Kathy Lou, Tra My Pham, Cissy Yang, Rui Yang, Crystal Yin, Monica Yun

 

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Dai Dance: Rain in the Bamboo Forest

Performed in 2010, this Dai dance is an ethnic minority dance in China. In it, dancers are supposed to mimic nature by contrasting graceful and sharp movements. The dance depicts village girls frolicking in a bamboo forest in freshly-fallen rain.

 

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Sarah Chan, Hiu Ho, Julia Kho, Tiffany Lau, Kathy Lou, Tra My Pham, Jassie Phyu, Cissy Yang, Crystal Yin, Monica Yun

 



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