Celebrated Chinese dancer Ashley Liang successfully presented the world premiere of “Flowing Colors of Charming Flowers” at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The performance was part of the “East Meets West” dance program presented on July 6, 2019 by the Ashley Liang Dance Company, a non-profit organization. It received a warm and enthusiastic response from the near capacity audience.
Ashley Liang started dancing at age 6 with more than 26 years of experience. She is excited to share her “American Dream” at the most famous performance venue in New York.
“This performance aims to share the Chinese dance and modern dance culture, promote multicultural art, and establish a bridge for international cultural and artistic communication. I created this style when I was studying for my master’s degree in Dance Education at New York University, and I had quoted this in my graduation thesis,” according to Liang, “It is my great honor to share my original choreographies with the audiences at Lincoln Center.”
The last dance of the performance “Flowing Colors of Charming Flowers” featured the creation process of artist Arthur Liu who received a creation patent of “Flowing Colors of Oil Painting”.
This piece integrates not only the elements of Chinese classical dance, ballet and modern dance, and features a live accompaniment, including Chinese Guzheng, Guqin, flute, western instruments violin and cello. The piece accented the theme of the whole performance: carrying forward the Chinese dance and modern dance culture, promoting the integration and development of multicultural art.
About Ashley Liang:
Liang is a dance artist, choreographer and dance educator. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit Ashley Liang Dance Company, and the president of Ashley Dance Center. She received a master’s degree of dance education at New York University.
She has received awards of “Excellent Dance Choreographer”, “Distinguish Dancer” and “Excellent Dance Teacher” from New York City Council Peter Koo and New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.
About Ashley Liang Dance Company:
Liang owns and teaches at the non-profit Ashley Dance Center. Her students have won numerous awards in the US and China including Gold at Better USA Youth Talent Competition and Taoli World Dance Competition:
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Special Guest Performers:
Aminta Remisosky, Anne Marie Robson Smock, Ansel Cohen, Arthur Liu, Danielle Peters, Erin Kernion, Judy Shih-Hua Yeh, Jun Zhou, Michelle Joy, Nick Peregrino, Sienna Peck, Tara Pederson, Temple Kemezis