World in the City: Chinese Swordplay
Featuring: Martial Arts Master Zhang Yuan, Sherry Zhang Xiao Qin, Kuang-Yu Fong, and Tiffany Chan
Sunday, March 20, 2016
2 PM – Performance
Tickets $75 VIP, $25 General, $20 Stu/Sr/Mem, Early Bird $15 until March 4th
Faison FireHouse Theater
6 Hancock Place, New York, NY 10027
(off of 124th Street between Morningside & Saint Nicholas Ave.)
Purchase of a VIP Ticket will include Reserved Priority Seating and a free refreshments voucher. All tickets purchased will help match the grant funds provided by New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
About World in the City: Chinese Sword Play
The use of weaponry in Chinese dance, theater and martial arts is rooted in ancient warfare. The beauty, strength and grace of these movements are now displayed only on theatrical stages and for exercise. Bringing together key New York teachers, performers and practitioners, “Chinese Sword Play” showcases the techniques of sabre swords used in dance, tai chi, wushu and Chinese opera. Part performance and part dialogue/discussion, this program brings these four distinct traditions on one stage, giving audiences and artists a rare opportunity to closely compare and contrast these refined forms.