Dance set to be a cul­tural af­fair

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

UNIVER­SAL: China’s Star Dance Troupe will per­form with Can­non­vale’s Adore dancers.

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