The Association of Chinese Professionals (ACP) is organizing the Atlanta visit of the Dunhaung Female Dance Troupe, which will perform the “Dance from Dunhuang” at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in the Woodruff Arts Center.
Leading Chinese choreographers and dancers recreated the Dunhuang Dance during the 1980s to revive the lost Chinese dance style depicted on ancient frescoes located in more than 1,000 caves in Gansu Province in western China around the city of Dunhuang.
Dunhuang was the gateway to the “Silk Road” leading to Central Asia and Europe and the frescoes depict the important aspects of the Chinese people’s religious life, arts and customs dating back to the 4th through 14th centuries.
The Dunhaung Female Dance Troupe is one of the most distinguished dance ensembles in China. The American National Dance Institute (ANDI) invited the troupe to perform in several U.S. cities including Atlanta.
The ACP, which was founded in 1993, is promoting the event through its membership and throughout the Atlanta community.
Tickets cost $15, $20 or $25 with 20% off for group tickets of 20 or more and 25% off for groups of 100 or more.
For general information, call Quincy Shang, ACP’s president for 1999-2000, at (404) 876-8586. For group tickets, call Chris Huang at (678) 375-1674 or (770) 849-0223.
Tickets also may be purchased at the Great Wall Gift Shop on New Peachtree Road and the Eye Best Optical in Asian Square, both in the Chamblee-Doraville area. They may be reached by calling (770) 457-8886 and (770) 234-9249, respectively.
The E-mail address for the ACP’s board of directors is bod@ACP.Atlanta.Ga.US.