Chinese Dance Workshop featuring Yi Zhang

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Dance Center, Studio 300 1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

Join us for a beginning-level Chinese dance workshop led by Visiting Professor Yi Zhang! Open to all students.

Presented in collaboration with Darrell Jones's Performance Workshop class.

Co-sponsored by the Dance Department and Asian American Cultural Affairs.


Professor Yi Zhang is currently the Head of the Department of Dance at Central China Normal University, and a visiting scholar at the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago. He has been working in the performing arts field as a dancer, choreographer, instructor, and researcher for two decades and won many awards in China. One of his works, “Dream Flying like a Bird,” won the third place Choreography and Excellence Award of Performing at the Ninth “Tao Li Bei” National Dance Competition.

During his nearly 10-year tenure at the Department of Dance at Central China Normal University, Yi Zhang has successfully led the growth and development of the department and published several papers on various topics including the cultural elements of Chinese classical dance and the keys to successful dance instruction and education. He has also been actively involved in the directing and creation of various performing art shows on TV and locally.

Yi Zhang received his bachelor’s degree from the renowned Beijing Dance Academy with a major in Chinese Classical Dance. He is currently a member of China Dancers Association and Hubei Dancers Association.


Event Type

Class, Workshop


Student Diversity and Inclusion, Students, Dance, School of Fine and Performing Arts


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