New York Chinese Cultural Center
Dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture
Founded in 1974, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), a non-profit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture through the arts in the global and local communities. Presented and performed by professional performers and teaching artists of NYCCC, this program is designed to engage a wide range of audiences for a taste of authentic Chinese culture and art.
Dance China NY is in residence at the New York Chinese Cultural Center, founded in 1974 in New York’s Chinatown. Dance China NY’s performers include internationally renowned artists from performance stages and academics throughout mainland China, Taiwan, and the United States. The company’s repertoire transports audiences to a world of colorful myths, historical drama, and timeless beauty. Dance China NY has toured hundreds of cities across 23 states, bringing movements and rhythms of China to communities large and small.
Friday, June 25, 7pm
Presented and performed by professional performers and teaching artists of NYCCC, this program is designed to engage a wide range of audiences for a taste of authentic Chinese culture and art. Signature performances include Chinese Yo-Yo, Kung fu, seasoning presentation with Chinese instruments Erhu, Guzheng, and Dizi, as well as colorful costumed classical and folk dance from different regions in China.
Dancers: Grant Zhuang, Wanru Lin, Yuxi Liu, Jiao Li, Rick Li, Jiali Wang, Xianglan Che
Musician: Yang Wang, Wei Sun, Mengxi Weng
Kung fu master: David Fung
Chinese yo-yo artist: Graham Lo
New this year: thanks to generous support from Bank of America, nearly all Picnic Performances will be livestreamed and available to watch at no cost. We invite you to grab a blanket, get comfortable, and enjoy the show, no matter where you are!
Free tickets for attending in-person events in June will be available to reserve approximately 10 days ahead of each show.
Visit the Picnic Performances page for more information about in-park attendance.