Chinese Dancers to perform at State Historical Museum

For immediate release January 20, 2006

 

 

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

(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 maureen.korte@iowa.gov 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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