7th Gala Concert, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Theatre

Nine artist groups from the Pan-Asian spectrum

Featuring Julliard School pianist Dr. Shoshana Telner, mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, fusion instrumentalist Mel M'rabet, modern dancer Jeffrey Chan of Toronto, jazz-pianist Peter Hum, Oto-Wa Taiko drummers and colorful Indonesian dancers and music ensemble, ever popular Himig Pilipino Choral ensemble and dynamic Turquoise Folk Dance of Ottawa


Jeffrey Chan, Dancer and Choreographer

Ink 1 is the first section of the longer dance work, Ink, snow. Dancing to vocals by Zhang Xiaonong, the dancer employs gestures from Han-Tang classical Chinese dance, which was revived in the late 20th century by Professor Sun Ying of the Beijintg Dance Academy.This dance depicts the spirit of a cultivated scholar in ancient China. Poetry, music, dance and singing wre once integrated in China as a single art form.

Photo: Edwin Lee Designs

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