You may find the pre-recorded warm up introduction video above interesting and useful. The two dances Satire on Fair Ladies (丽人行) and Rouged Lips (点绛唇) are excerpts from this pre-recorded warm up introduction video for the workshops.

Dates and Time:

Tue. Oct 27, 2020 @7:00 pm-7:50 pm
Thur. Oct 29, 2020 @7:00 pm-7:50 pm

Abstract of The Dance Workshops

The Chinese Studies Program is excited to be teaming up with Ms. Yilin Wang, a great Chinese Classical Dance researcher, dancer, and teacher for two live, virtual workshops on the basics of Chinese Classical Dance! There will be two successive workshops hosted via Zoom, providing an interactive introduction to Chinese Classical Dance, rooted in the elegant ritual dances of the ancient courts. You’ll learn how to combine intricate hand gestures and body alignment to create a diverse vocabulary of movements, all from the comfort of your own place! So, jump into something comfy and get ready to dance, dance, dance!

On the first day, it introduces on how to combine breathing with music in Chinese classical dance and learn the first part of the classical dance “Big Fish (大鱼)”.

On the second day, it focuses on the hand movements and other basic gestures of Chinese classical dance and the second part of the classical dance “Big Fish (大鱼)”. The workshop ends with the whole performance of the dance.

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact Dr. Meiqing Sun at