People's Republic of China

Peoples Republic of China.jpgContact: Hong Tang
Committee: Ji Su
Organization: TCS, EVCSA, PCAA
Email: pcaaschoolji@yahoo.com
Website: www.tidewaterchineseschool.org
Phone: 757.839.9205, 757.961.8282 or 757.613.6487
Stop by our booth and check out children’s activities, Chinese arts & crafts.

Chinese Folk Dance



The traditional Chinese ribbon dance, once performed only for royalty, now has become a traditional dance to perform during festivals ~ celebration of hope, joy and peace. By the way, red is the symbol of happiness.

The fan dance is a popular traditional Chinese dance. It is a graceful and elegant dance that shows off the beauty of the fluttering fans. The fans are skillfully used to portray the illusions of flowers and waves.

Guzheng-Chinese Zither Traditional Music



The erhu, also called nanhu (literally "southern fiddle"), and sometimes known in the West as the "Chinese violin," is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles or large orchestras.

The zheng is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. The modern zheng is about five feet long and twelve inches wide and has 21 to 26 strings.

Traditionally, the zheng (Zither) was used for court and folk entertainment rather than rituals. In the second half of the twentieth century, the growth of national music and increased interest in writing new compositions for solo instruments established the zheng as a concert solo instrument.