CAAM Chinese Dance Theater launches its 30th Anniversary season with an original program at the O’Shaughnessy on October 15, 2022. Entitled “Invite the Moon to Dance”, this live, in-person event under the artistic direction of Jinyu Zhou, formerly artistic director of Zhejiang Song and Dance Theater, invites not only CAAM Chinese Dance Theater artists to ‘dance with the moon’ but also many more amazing guest artists.
Featuring solo dance performances by Ao (Aloe) Liu, former soloist for world renowned Yang Liping Dance Company, (also known as the “Peacock Queen”), who joined CAAM Chinese Dance Theater in 2022, she will perform “Moonlight”, honoring the mystery and power of the moon during this season. A Walker Art Center’s 2022 Choreographers’ Evening soloist artist, Ao Liu will also perform a world premier collaboration with Gao Hong ,an international award-winning pipa artist in this October 15 program.
To celebrate this auspicious 30th Anniversary celebration, CAAM CDT will share the stage with Katha Dance Theater, a Twin Cities based Kathak professional dance company as well as select dancers from St. Paul Ballet, featuring choreography of Helen Hatch and Carleton College’s Chinese Instrumental Orchestra.
CAAM Chinese Dance Theater has built a reputation in arts and dance circles with its entertaining, professionally choreographed and marvelously executed programs on stage. CDT is also recognized for its welcoming and inclusive work in the broader community with its extensive outreach in schools and in the community.