Squaw Valley Academy Bay Area assisted with a beautiful Chinese cultural performance from the Beijing Sunshine Art Delegation at UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles in October. The Beijing Sunshine Art Delegation features a group of 250 performers. The group flew from Beijing, China to California to perform for the Universities and our students.
The performance included stunning dance routines, acrobatics, timeless stories, and delightful music. Numerous costume changes took place, keeping the audience in awe of what may come next. An SVABA student favorite was the mask dance routine. During the dance a man would rapidly change the mask he was wearing, all in tune with the beat of the music. Another favorite included the acrobatic performance. The acrobat climbed a stack of chairs while adding another chair to the tower. He then balanced with just one hand at the top of the chairs. It was wonderful to be a part of such a unique and special show. Many of the dancers in The Sunshine Art Delegation were once doctors, professors and officers. They have since retired and are working to spread the message of positivity through art and dance.
Our own student, Ms. Odile Jia assisted at the UC Berkeley performance, as a translator. Odile did an outstanding job, despite many last minute changes, script edits and a huge audience. We want to congratulate her for taking on the challenge and making our staff and students very proud. The performance was a spectacular way to help build our global community. Domestic students were able to be truly immersed in another culture.
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