In this thrilling exploration of Chinese traditional music and dance, Ling Tang and Ba Ban Chinese Music Society will take young listeners on an interactive musical journey to China. They will showcase a collection of repertoires from the ancient Silk Road, northern grassland, southern Yangtze River region, to festive Silk and Bamboo tunes. As the sounds of dizi/xiao (bamboo flutes), pipa (4-string-lute) and other instruments fill the air, little ones will experiment with diverse movements from martial arts, Peking Opera, Inner-Mongolian, Uyghur, with dance props such as fans, handkerchiefs, and ribbons.
Complimentary Tickets for Members at the Family Level and above
Ling Tang is a New York City based dancer, educator, and arts manager. After 15 years of dance training in Wuhan, China, Ling came to the United States in 2002. She has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Harman Center for the Arts, Smithsonian Institute, Chinese Embassy among other venues and festivals. Ling currently teaches through Young Audiences New York, Lotus Music & Dance, and Flushing Town Hall, offering Chinese dance workshops and residencies for schools, community centers and festivals. Her teaching credits also include New York University, Dance St. Louis, Washington Performing Arts. Her work for CACC Folk Dance Troupe has shown at President Obama’s Inauguration in 2013. Ling holds an M.A. in arts administration from Columbia University, and a B.A. in dance and intercultural performing arts from the University of Maryland-College Park.