In honor of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday, choreographer Liusha Hua premieres her “Searching for Liszt” at the inaugural concert of Jasmine Dancers on Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th at 8 pm in Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Cambridge.
A native of Shanghai, Liusha received an MFA in Dance from Bennington College, where she first explored mixing traditional Chinese dance movement with modern dance. Her lyrical work in Asian dance has been recognized by the American Guild of Musical Artists and the Los Angeles Music Center Education Program.
“Traditional Asian folk and tribal movements are reflected in many of my dance works,” said Ms. Hua, “I believe that it is a wonderful concept to marry western modern dance composition techniques with traditional Asian folk movement. It is another way to introduce Asian cultures to American audiences.”
Set to three of Liszt’s short piano pieces, “Searching for Liszt” will be presented with two other new works that are choreographed by Liusha Hua and young members of Jasmine Dancers entitled “Soul” and “Diary”.
Members of Jasmine Dancers are Caitlin Klinger, Karin Linden, Hai Dang Nguyen, Gabriela Silva, Kat Sullivan and Mark Zagaeski. Guest musician and renowned pianist Joe Reid will also perform.
Tickets are available at on-line or at the box office.
About Jasmine Dancers
Jasmine Dancers is a newly formed contemporary dance group with committed choreographers and dancers. Our goal is to create new works each year, to present our works to the community and to explore many more new elements of visual and theatrical stimulating arts.
About Green Street Studio
Green Street Studios is a center for movement and dance that provides a place for artists, students, and audiences to explore the boundless potential of physical movement and the expressiveness of the human body. Through its support of both established and emerging professionals, Green Street Studios provides students of all levels, and the wider public, the opportunity to be connected to and with the traditions, techniques, and language of dance.