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Performance | Music & Dance Inspired by Ancient China

Atkins Auditorium

The museum is pleased to partner with UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance for this exploration into the ancient traditions of Chinese performance.

The evening will begin with a brief talk on ancient Chinese music by scholar and composer Hong Hong Gianakon, followed by a short performance on pipa.

The event concludes with a screening of the Han Dynasty-inspired dance Fusion, along with a demonstration by UMKC Conservatory dancers and a talk by choreographer Wang Hongyun, dean of dance at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music.