Library patrons were transported into a world of Chinese culture with dancing, martial arts, beautiful silks and unique instruments presented by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company at DeKalb’s central branch in Decatur.
“We are very excited and consider it an honor to be able to share our culture,” said Hwee-Eng Lee, artistic director for the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company. “Chinese dance is very complex and diverse and we love to share the movements with everyone.”
In three performances, dancers highlighted more than 5,000 years of history through Chinese folk dance, classical Chinese dance and minority ethnic dances.
Participants also got the chance to learn about Chinese instruments, traditional heels women wear and headwear that only emperors could wear.