The integration of body movements and breathing rhythm is the core language of the classical Chinese dance. It consists of eight basic elements: lifting, sinking, rushing, leaning, containing, thrusting out, moving horizontally and side lifting. The workshop will work through various practices in order to let you experience the concept of these eight elements and understand the posture, the movement, and the feelings of the classical Chinese dance as well as its own unique performance characteristics of "leading the form with the spirit and conveying the spirit with the form".
This will be a workshop of classical Chinese dance for Chinese dance lovers. Each session will start with a 20-minute body stretching and then introduce the typical training combinations of the body movements and the breathing rhythm of the classical Chinese dance for the remaining 40 minutes.
Taught in Mandarin Chinese.
Eva Lu, received a Bachelor’s degree in Dance & Choreography and an MFA in Beijing, China. At the age of 28, she was cited as one of the nation’s outstanding dancers. She has more than 10 years of experience dancing and touring worldwide with the China National Performance Arts Company. Now she is the artistic director of Eva Dance Studio. She has worked with Brooklyn Ballet on “The Nutcracker” as choreographer for the “Chinese Tea” part. Eva directs and choreographs dance performances for celebrations, galas, charity fairs, and dance festivals.