Saturday, 26 January 2013

Press Release for Spirit of Dragon at Brewery Arts Centre


After a sold-out ‘Spirit of Dragon’ show in February 2012 at Liverpool Unity Theatre to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, China Pearl, a Liverpool-based Chinese Arts & Culture company, is very excited to bring this production to Brewery Arts Centre and celebrate the end of Year of the Dragon with audiences in Cumbria on 7th February 2013.

The show consists of enticing and exciting dance and music performances, including elegant Chinese fan and umbrella dances,  captivating traditional Chinese Han Tang dances with over 2,000 years of history behind it, plus innovative break dancing with a Kung Fu theme, mesmerising Chinese harp and enchanting pop singing with traditional Chinese elements.  It promises to be an informative and enjoyable night when you will experience rich and fascinating Chinese culture, history, tradition and creativity. Check highlights from last year's show. 





We were awarded BBC Performing Arts Fund in 2011 and developed several Chinese dance pieces as part of the show. The audience from last year’s show gave high praise for the production:

‘Super show, fab dancing, singing and everything, great costumes. It was a pleasure to watch. Cannot wait until next show. Many thanks!’

‘Amazing! The venue was too small for the talent involved. Take higher, take it further! Brilliant!’

‘Fantastic show! It was great to learn more about Chinese culture and arts. The dancing was phenomenal!’

Fenfen Huang, Director of China Pearl and producer and choreographer for the show, comments, ‘We had a very successful show last year in Liverpool. It is really nice to see that we are taking it beyond Merseyside and share our beautiful culture and arts with a wider audience in the charming Lake District. I delivered a Chinese dance workshop with Brewery Arts Centre many years ago so I am very excited for our collaboration this time.’

For further information check out www.china-pearl.co.uk or to book tickets at http://www.breweryarts.co.uk/dance/listing/spirit-of-dragon
  

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Press Release for Year of the Snake Chinese Arts Festival



China Pearl Enchants Liverpool with Year of the Snake 
Chinese Arts Festival


2013 is the Year of the Snake. To celebrate it, China Pearl, in association with Unity Theatre, will be hosting a Chinese Arts Festival on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd March 2013 at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. Following on from the sold-out show for the Year of the Dragon, China Pearl returns to Unity to present ‘Lady White Snake’, a Chinese cultural show on both nights with traditional and contemporary Chinese dance, Classical Chinese music, a fusion of Chinese harp and African drum, plus a dance theatre piece about the beautiful Chinese folktale ‘Lady White Snake’. We will also offer free Chinese cultural taster sessions in dance, martial arts, calligraphy and arts & crafts on 2nd March and Chinese tea tasting before the show on the
evening of 1st March.

Peep at the Trailer of show here.

Fenfen Huang, Director of China Pearl comments 'With the oldest Chinese community in Europe and expanding Chinese community, it is significant to develop a Chinese Arts Festival in the city of Liverpool. Lady White Snake is a very famous story passed on many generations from the exquisite city of Hangzhou, often referred as Chinese Paris and capital of my province Zhejiang. 2013 is the Year of the Snake, so I really want to share this captivating story with the audience here. So we will tell the story through dance, animation and poetry and it will be an exciting and enticing production, which a Chinese audience will find refreshing and I am sure a British audience will fall under its spell.”

The project involves local, regional and national young talents and well-established artists including Namron, founder member of London Contemporary Dance and Northern Contemporary Dance and a dance legend celebrating the 50th year
of his dance career this year, Patrick Dineen-a local composer with an international reputation including music for As the World Tips, One Summer Night on BBC3 and 2008 Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony.  

Fenfen also remarks ‘We are very honoured to be able to host this festival to show British audience how wonderful our culture is and very grateful to the support we received from Arts Council England, Liverpool PCT, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Unity Theatre, Merseyside Police Authority, Liverpool Confucius Institute, The Windows Project, View 2 Gallery, LIC Studio, MDI, The Blackie, Hondu Supermarket and Nee Hao. It is also an excellent platform for artists to collaborate, create and showcase. ‘

We also deliver a number of free Chinese dance and music performances and workshops in various community settings in Liverpool including Anfield Youth Club, Flaxman Court Sheltered Housing, Birkenhead Multicultural Centre, St Cyril's Youth & Children's Projects, Amandudu Domestic Violence Victime Centre, Tuebrook Children Centre and public places as in the  following poster:

Suitable for all ages and a cultural treat not to be missed. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Lady White Snake
8pm, Fri 1 Mar & Sat 2 Mar 
Unity Theatre - Liverpool

Free Taster sessions
Sat 2 Mar I 12:30pm onwards
Unity Theatre - Liverpool   
Places limited for the taster sessions. First come first serve. please email Dolly at dolly@china-pearl.co.uk to reserve places for the taster sessions and state which sessions
  
For further information check out www.china-pearl.co.uk or to book tickets here 


Saturday, 19 January 2013

China Pearl Animates Liverpool's Year of the Snake Celebration

We are very excited about forthcoming Year of the Snake celebration in the city. We will present some free mesmerising and exciting Chinese dance and music performances and workshops: 

  1. 1-1.30pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm 9th February 2013, Williamson Square: Chinese dance, Chinese drums, Chinese singing (Liverpool City Council event) 
  2. 1-2pm 10th February 2013, Museum of Liverpool : Chinese Dance performance followed by participatory workshop by Fenfen Huang
  3. 3-4 10th February 2013, Maritime Museum: Chinese Dance performance followed by participatory workshop by Fenfen Huang
  4. 1pm 10th February 2013, The Blackie: Chinese fan dance, Chinese drums performance, part of our Chinese Arts Festival project
  5. 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm 10th February 2013, Rope Walk Square on Bold Street: Chinese dance, Chinese drums, Chinese singing (LCC event) 
  6. 2-3pm, Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral: Chinese dance performance and workshop, part of our Chinese Arts Festival project




Thursday, 17 January 2013

Performing at Move It 2013

We are trilled to be invited to perform at Move It, the UK's biggest dance event on Friday 8th March 2013 at Olympia, London. 


Have a peep of what we will do. 



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'Spirit of Dragon' Going to Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 7th February 2013

We are presenting the sold-out show 'Spirit of Dragon' with enticing and exciting Chinese dance and music performances at Brewery Arts Centre on 7th February 2013. 

Book tickets now here.  Have a peep of the show
here


 




FREE 2013 Chinese New Year Celebrations with China Pearl

We would like to invite you to the following free beautiful Chinese dance & music performances and workshops for all ages in Liverpool for the celebration of 2013 Chinese New Year:

1. Chinese dance & drum performances
    1pm, Sunday 10th February 2013 at the Blackie's CNY    
     celebration    http://www.theblack-e.co.uk

2. Chinese dance & Chinese harp performances, Chinese  
    dance workshop
    2-3pm Saturday 16th February 2013 at Liverpool Catholic  
    Cathedral   http://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

The project is funded by Liverpool Mutual Homes, Merseyside Police Authority, Arts Council England, Liverpool PCT, Liverpool Confucius Institute, and supported by View 2 Gallery, MDI, Liverpool LIC Studio, the Blackie and Nee Hao.