The Golden Universe Dance Studio (GUDS) was founded nearly 20 years ago. The studio’s main mission is to promote cultural exchange between nations and peoples. In past years, led by Madame Jin Yu, GUDS has been active in DC area cultural events organized by local, state and federal governments. It took part in the DC International Dance Showcase, the Asian Dance Showcase, the DC Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center, the World Dance Festival, PG County’s World Dance Showcase and the USAMMDA and WRAIR Asian and Pacific Islanders Month.
In 2008, GUDS and the Beijing Dance Academy combined to perform a dance gala entitled “Youthful China,” held at Sidney Harman Hall. The show was a great success. Judith Lynne Hanne, a dance critic, wrote a raving review for GUDS in The Dancer Magazine。
Now GUDS will once again join the Beijing Dance Academy to perform a diverse selection of Chinese national dances in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall. This time we also invited Jin’s Dance Studio troupe from California to join the show. This showcase will include solos, pas de deux, group dances and a dance drama which includes multiple ethnic folk dances – Dai, Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Han. Each dance not only displays the cultural style and character of the ethnic group, but also its unique and beautiful costumes. Many of these dances have received awards in China or elsewhere. We invite all to join us September 16 for a vibrant and festive celebration of Chinese culture, history and dance.
Tickets: $25 – $65
Groups of 10 or more can reserve tickets at a 20% discount. Please call the box office at 202.547.1122 to reserve.