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Dartmouth brings artists from China's Yunnan Province

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 09/15/05 • Contact Sue Knapp (603) 646-3661

A Yi dancer.
A Yi dancer. Credit: Margaret Lawrence, Hopkins Center.
Schedule of Performances at Dartmouth
  • September 1-30 Dartmouth's Baker-Berry Library, main corridor.  Photo Exhibit about the Yunnan Revealed project. Large format photos of artists and images of their surroundings, contextual video, textiles and musical instruments. Admission is free. For more information, call Hop Outreach at (603) 646-2010.  
  • Monday, September 26, 7 pm, Collis Common Ground, Dartmouth College. Experience the Cultural Arts of China's Yunnan Province.  This informal event features a sampling of the rich artistry of Yunnan's ethnic minorities through mini-performances of traditional folk dance and music as well as embroidery, instrument-making and pictograph demonstrations. Admission is free. For more information, call Hop Outreach at (603) 646-2010. 
  • Tuesday, September 27, 12:30 pm, Silsby Hall 317, Dartmouth College. Film Screening: Chronicle of the Minority Institute. Filmmaker Liu Xiaojin shows excerpts from her documentary about one man's passionate quest to preserve the minority cultures of China's Yunnan province. Q&A session with the director will follow. Seating is limited and a light lunch will be provided. Admission is free. For more information, call Hop Outreach at (603) 646-2010. 
  • Tuesday, September 27, 7 pm, Dartmouth Hall 105, Dartmouth College. Panel Discussion: The Impact of Globalization of Indigenous Cultures. Join a panel of Dartmouth faculty and visiting scholars for a dynamic conversation about how indigenous peoples' artistic expressions and social customs are affected by consumerism and tourism. Panelists include Kirk Endicott, Dartmouth Professor of Anthropology; Coleen Fox, Dartmouth Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography; Justin Rudelson, Dartmouth Visiting Lecturer, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures; Beth Notar, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Trinity College; Liu Xiaojin, documentary filmmaker. Admission is free. For more information, call Hop Outreach at (603) 646-2010.
  • Thursday, September 29, 12:30 pm Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center. Film Screening: Culture Show by Rong Li (36 minutes), an insightful film about the Chinese tourism industry, increasingly promoted in Yunnan's minority areas, as seen in a Sani village whose people are abandoning agricultural traditions for show biz and the hospitality trade. A complex and sometimes humorous look at this aspect of contemporary Chinese culture. Admission is free. For more information, call Hop Outreach at (603) 646-2010.  
  • Thursday, September 29 at 6 pm, Faculty Lounge. Pre-performance discussion about Yunnan Revealed with documentary filmmaker Lui Xiaojin. Admission is free. For more information, call Hop Outreach at (603) 646-2010. 
  • Thursday, September 29, 7 pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Yunnan Revealed: Indigenous Music and Dance from China's Land of Clouds -- This dramatic presentation features richly embroidered regalia and a fascinating array of stringed instruments, flutes and drums. From high keening songs and earthly yells to ritual dances, the performance is surprising, moving, immediate and joyous. These performers share their unique cultural traditions of family, love, war and survival through compelling music and dance. The expressive quality and beauty of their art bridge the distant lands of Yunnan, China and the United States. Admission $26 for reserved seats, 18 and under $14 and $5 for Dartmouth students. Tickets are available through the Hopkins Center Box Office, by phone at (603) 646-2422, or online at hop.dartmouth.edu

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