Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515)
(DES MOINES) – The
State Historical Society of Iowa, in partnership with Iowa Sister States, will
host two performances by the Renmin University Chinese Dancers Feb. 3-4 at the
State Historical Museum.
Made up of 30 students
from China, the group won the 2003 and 2005 Beijing Student Dancing Competition,
and has placed first and second at the Beijing City Art Festival. The Feb. 3 performance
is available only to school groups, but a performance scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Feb.
4 is open to the public. Admission is $5 per person at the door. The State Historical
Museum is located at 600 E. Locust Street in the heart of Des Moines’ Historic
East Village. Please contact Maureen Korte at 515-281-4132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The Chinese Dancers performances
are presented through SHSI’s Educational Theater program, which works to
enrich the lives of all Iowans through literacy-based and historically accurate
theater programs, museum exhibits and cultural performances.
The State Historical Society
of Iowa is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding
Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides
access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation
and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates
information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education
efforts of others throughout the state.
Iowa Sister States, a private
non-profit organization, makes performances like Chinese Dancers possible by hosting
exchange programs between Iowa and foreign sister states.
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