The Silk Screen Dance Program includes live performances of Asian dance.
Silk Screen has showcased dancers who share traditional and modern dance pieces with origins from Turkey, China, India, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines etc. The performances are in-line with our mission to increase awareness and support of Silk Screen’s cultural programming of Asia.
Silk Screen Dance Programs.
The Dance programs are performed by dancers from various Pittsburgh troupes and community groups around Pittsburgh (Asian and Non-Asian). Silk Screen dancers have performed at such events as First Night Pittsburgh, India Independence Day, Silk Screen Opening Night, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and more.
We partner with the following local dance groups:
Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh (FAAP) http://www.thefaap.org/
The FAAP is a strong and dynamic organization, whose mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the Filipino heritage. They will present a traditional Filipino dance.
Little Shimmy Middle East Dance School http://www.littleshimmy.com/
Berna is the leading respected instructor of Little Shimmy, choreographer and performer of Middle Eastern Dance who is based in Pittsburgh. She will be at First Night for a repeat performance of traditional dance and bellydance delights. Please join for audience participation and shimmy into the new year.
Ruby Jain has always had a passion for dance. She has studied and performed various types of Indian dance including Kathak, Bhangra, Garba, and Bollywood.
Ruby will be presenting a Kathak (North Indian classical dance style) dance piece as well as teaching some basic Bollywood/Bhangra moves in an interactive audience participation piece
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) http://www.ocapghpa.org
The mission of OCA is to promote and educate Chinese culture in the community. Chia Pih Shaw has been actively involved in teaching and promoting Chinese cultural and dances in Pittsburgh area for more than 20 years. Members have received free dance lessons through OCA outreach program benefits. OCA will delight the audience with a dynamic Chinese presentation.
Tadashi, a native of Japan, has studied Japanese sword dance, jazz and other styles of arts. Tadashi will be presenting originally-choreographed sword dance, integrating Japanese traditional martial arts and jazz dance, accompanied by Japanese taiko drums.
Win Win Fu Cultural Center
The Win-Win Kung Fu Cultural Center strives to promote authentic Chinese martial arts in the United States. Masters of the center born and trained in China are the main teaching force in the center to offer traditional Kung Fu, contemporary Wushu and Tai Chi classes. They will present martial arts demonstration.
Yanlai Dance School http://www.yanlaidanceacademy.com
Yanlai Dance School (formerly Oriental Star Dance School) is a professional dance school teaching a unique range of dance including fundamentals of Ballet, Tap, Jazz as well as traditional folk and classical Chinese dance. They will share a colorful selection of Chinese music and dance.