Dance set to be a cultural affair
THE universal language of dance will be on display when a Chinese dance troupe and members of Cannonvale’s Adore Dance perform together in Bowen on Sunday.
As part of the inaugural Australia – China International Youth Arts Exchange Festival, dancers from the Whitsundays and the Star Dance Troupe from Suzhou will perform a free concert at the Bowen State High School from 5-7pm.
Adore Dance director Juanita White said the members of her dance school were very excited to watch and engage with the Chinese dance troupe as they performed a national piece, and contemporary and classical dances.
“Despite all the differences in culture and distance and language, they still all have that one common thing – dance,” she said.
“Dancing is universal.” As part of their cultural exchange experiences, the Star Dance Troupe will also visit the Cannonvale State School next Monday.
Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox said the aim of the exchange was to promote cultural understanding, education and communication between our region and communities in China.
He encouraged Whitsunday residents to support this free event.
UNIVERSAL: China’s Star Dance Troupe will perform with Cannonvale’s Adore dancers.