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Events and Annoucements

The Dance Troupe is contracted a performance for Cranbury County Community since 1/19/2002.

The Dance Troupe now has a new website: http://hxedisondance.org/
 

Peacock Dance
  Peacock dance is a representative dance of Dai nationality. Dai people live in the area near Thailand in Yunnan province of China. Tropical weather and the nature nourished Dai's tradition and culture. They share their land with creatures of great varieties and have preserved the land the Kingdom of life. The beauty and kindness of peacock inspires the Dai culture in great extent and Dai considers peacock as the Goddess that can bring them peace and happiness. They pray for the peace and happiness with graceful peacock dancing.
The peacock dance here leads you to the life of peacocks - waking up in the morning and stretching the beautiful wings, chirping along with others and bathing in the spring. Six peacocks are wondering and dancing in the peaceful forest. Reflected upon the lake is their graceful figure.

About the Troupe
HUAXIA Edison dancing troupe is a nonprofit organization focusing on the Chinese folk dancing. It consists of about 15 members; mostly working mothers residing in Edison Township. Under the direction of Yan Chen, members learn and practice various types of Chinese folk dances every Saturday while their children are in the Huaxia Chinese School. Since its establishment in 1999, the troupe have performed many dances for numerous events with their performing picture highlighted in the Star Ledger newspaper in 2000. The mission of the dance troupe is to reveal the beauty of the Chinese folk dancing that has been enriched with the different cultures of 56 nationalities in China and to share our culture with others.

Past Performances
DateEvent
July 27, 2001AT&T 4A annual conference at Somerset Marriott Hotel
June 1, 2001Merck Asian Heritage Month Show
June 1, 2001AT&T Bridgewater Asian Heritage Month Show
May 19, 2001Edison Family Day Show
May 17, 2001Lucent Technologies Liberty Corner Asian Heritage Month Show
April 30, 2001Union County College Asian Heritage Month Show
January 27, 2001HUAXIA Night
January 21, 2001Cranbury County community Chinese New Year ceremony
December 12, 2000Chinese School Christmas Party
October 2, 2000NJ Chinese Day show
August 5, 2000Chinese School teacher training show
June, 2000Chinese School term ending ceremony show
April 25, 2000Union County College show
February 12, 2000Performed at Franklin Park Senior citizen home
February 5, 2000Chinese New Year HUAXIA night show - Middlesex County College
December 18, 1999Chinese School Christmas show
December 8, 1999Union County College show
October 3, 1999HUAXIA China day ceremony
June, 1999Edison Chinese School term end ceremony
May, 1999State Island Chinese Garden open ceremony

Huaxia Edison Dance Troupe Members

Dance Director: Yan Chen

Members:
Deng, Liping
Hong, Xingfang
Wany, Lynn
Wang, Sue
Song, Yanping
Li, Ying
He, Cong
Zhang, Qouping
Jiang, Roqing
Liu, Li
Wang, Jingzhu
Yang, Qing
Chen, Ping
Wu, Ling
 
Dances Performed
by the Troupe

1. Fan Dance
The dance performed here is from the Northern China. Girls are dancing in the jolly music to express their happiness after the rich harvest.
2. Lotus Girl
This dance is an animation with two-side dancers as the basket full of freshly cut lotus, while the center dancer is the girl who is carrying the lotus basket. It's early morning. The country girl just cut the lotus and heading to the market. She is so happy and can not stop talking to the lotus that brings her the joy.
3. Peacock Dance
The peacock dance here leads you to the life of peacock - waking up in the morning and stretching the beautiful wings, chirping along with others and bathing in the spring. 6 Peacocks are wondering and dancing in the peaceful forest. Reflected upon the lake is their graceful figure.
4. China Wind
The dance, China Wind, is the collection of Chinese folk dances. It displays the beauties of 6 nationalities from various regions of China with their colorful costumes and traditions. Although the majority of Chinese population is mandarin, 55 of the other nationalities make China a multi-nation country.