Enjoy a variety of Chinese folk dances

June 19, 2007

Enjoy a variety of Chinese folk dances

Gatineau, Quebec, June 18, 2007 — On June 23 and 24, the Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to a colourful and energetic presentation of traditional Chinese dances by the Chinese Dance Troupe of Ottawa. The performance will showcase traditional Chinese folk styles including folk dances from various ethnic minorities in the country.  The Chinese Ottawa Dance Troupe is a non-for-profit arts group dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and enriching our community.
Chinese dance dates back nearly 5,000 years. The various ethnic minority groups in China differ widely in their folkways and customs. They have different modes of production and life styles, as displayed in their dress and adornments, diet, housing, marriage and etiquette. The dance presentations will showcase some of that variety, both in costumes and styles of movement.

A Celebration of Chinese Folk Dance
Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24
1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Gallery C
Free with admission to the Treasures from China exhibition

This performance of Chinese folk dance is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s newest exhibition, Treasures from China, on display until October 28, 2007. Treasures from China, is a rare opportunity for visitors to see some of the finest artifacts that illuminate the cultural history of the oldest continuous civilization on earth. Most of these significant objects are outside of China for the first time ever, and are appearing exclusively at the Museum of Civilization.

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.
Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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