About This Program
Performed in traditional Chinese costumes, this program introduces audiences to Chinese culture through traditional dance and music. China Patterns weaves together language lessons, historical details, onstage demonstrations, audience dialogue, and audience participation. Through dance narration, the program involves the audiences in identifying traits, customs, and patterns of life illustrated in Chinese dances. The diversity of dance selections, authentic costumes, music, props, and background information makes this an excellent introduction to Chinese culture.
Sample Common Core Connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others‘ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.