NORCROSS, Ga., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atlanta Chinese Dance Company (ACDC) is presenting its 21st Anniversary Gala, featuring a new Chinese dance drama and revivals of two audience favorites, on Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 pm, at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center.
"The show will have something for everyone," says Hwee-Eng Lee, Artistic Director, "from a fun-filled fantasy about a panda who escapes from an American zoo to seek an adventure in his homeland ("Panda Escape") to an intimate story about the tender relationship between an immigrant Chinese mother and her American bred daughter ("Back to the Roots"). In addition, a large-scale east-west fusion piece ("Yellow River Piano Concerto") will feature professional guest artists Peng-Yu Chen and Jared Tan from the Atlanta Ballet."
In celebration of its 21st anniversary, ACDC is welcoming home alumni dancers from as far as California, New York, and Florida to act as emcees for the gala. Fifty of ACDC's 300+ dancers and alumni have performed with the company for over ten years.
ACDC's 21st Anniversary Gala is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and an award from the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, NEA.
Atlanta Chinese Dance Company 21st Anniversary Gala
April 14-15, 2012
Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center
$22 General Admission, $12 Students and Seniors
Ticketmaster: (800) 745-3000 or Gwinnett Center Box Office: (770) 813-7600
About Atlanta Chinese Dance Company
Founded as a non-profit organization in 1991 by Hwee-Eng Y. Lee, ACDC's mission is to promote the development, advancement, and appreciation of Chinese history and culture through the art of Chinese dance. In addition to community outreach performances throughout metro Atlanta and surrounding areas, ACDC's original full-evening productions share China's rich history and culture through a uniquely educational yet engaging format in a formal theater setting. Each performance includes folk, classical, and contemporary Chinese dance pieces from the Han ethnic majority as well as some of China's 55 ethnic minorities such as the Mongolian, Tibetan, Dai, Uyghur, and Yi.
For more information, please visit www.atlantachinesedance.org.
SOURCE Atlanta Chinese Dance Company