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About
TCCDC
Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center (“TCCDC”), a Minnesota non-profit organization founded in 2005, promotes Chinese-American cultural and educational exchange and the understanding, friendship, and harmony among the people with different cultural backgrounds in the community.


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About TCCDC


Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center (“TCCDC”), a Minnesota non-profit organization founded in 2005, promotes Chinese-American cultural and educational exchange and the understanding, friendship, and harmony among the people with different cultural backgrounds in the community.
 
Since its inception, the TCCDC’s annual dance shows have been one of the biggest art and culture events in the Twin Cities area.  The annual dance performances not only are culturally unique, they are also performed by TCCDC’s own students who are from Chinese and non-Chinese speaking families that are very interested in having their children learn Chinese performing arts and culture.  TCCDC students participate in many outreach programs to perform Chinese ethnic dances and martial arts.


 
About Huanru Zhang
Ms. Zhang graduated from Hubei Arts Institute, a well-known arts institute in China, majored in dance. She has devoted herself to Chinese ethnic dances ever since. She has choreographed and directed many performances and competitions in China and overseas. 
 
Ms. Zhang’s professional achievements are remarkable. To date, Ms. Zhang has won 18 major awards and titles, including the First Place in the German International Children’s Dance Competition in 2008, Gold Award for director in 2003 China National Children’s Dancing Competition; and Certificate of Honor issued to her by China Institute of Children’s Music in 2002, all by her students from Nanjing Shenmei Dance Theatre, to just name a few.  Moreover, in 2009, Ms. Zhang’s student, Ashley Xie, won First Place in children’s group category at Chinese Youth Dance Competition in Qingdao, China. Currently, Ms. Zhang is the artistic director of TCCDC.
 
Program 
         is the symbol for “dance” in oracle bone script, the earliest known form of written Chinese. In terms of shape it is a person dancing with a rack in hands. In primitive society, dance is a medium for conveying information and emotion; in contemporary society, dance is an expression of artistic beauty that integrates body and soul. Through a collection of Chinese ethnic dances drawn from the traditions of Han, Uyghur, Dai, and Yao peoples, we Chinese here in this foreign land where our sons and daughters bloom lift the veil of mystery to reveal our ancient past. This is the feast of arts both classic and modern, Eastern and Western – “Legends of The East – Dance of Joy”!

 

 

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