Silk Road, Flower Rain held in Tamaqua
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
Chinese performers wowed a filled audience with 15 separate music and dance shows at the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium during their chinese performance of "Silk Road, Flower Rain. Dunhuang Charm." The show, which was free to the public, was performed by the Gansu Dance Theater and presented by (China Performing Arts Agency) CPAA Productions and World Artists Experiences (WAE). The 15 performances consisted of both male and female performers dancing one at a time or in unison to music. CPPA, founded in 1957, is directly under the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and is the largest performing arts agency in China. CPAA is noted to play a key role in China's cultural communication with the rest of the world. WAE is a non-profit organization which bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities, colleges and schools. Following the performance, WAE and all the organizers expressed their gratitude to all the local volunteers that helped made the event possible, as well as any sponsors. Organizers also stated they hope to perform in Tamaqua regularly.