Dancing Dragons: A Celebration of the Year of the Dragon

To celebrate the dawn of the Year of the Dragon in the lunar calendar, please join us for a free public dance performance by CAAM Chinese Dance Theater. The performance will feature seven traditional and stylized Chinese dances, including the mesmerizing dragon dance that embodies the auspicious power and dignity of the dragon.

This program coincides with the opening of Year of the Dragon: Mystical Creatures of the Sky, an exhibition featuring objects from Mia’s Chinese art collection that explore the evolution of dragon imagery and its connotations throughout Chinese art history, from the ancient to the contemporary world. Become inspired by the rich connections between dance and art within Chinese culture and heritage as we soar into the new year.

See Year of the Dragon: Mystical Creatures of the Sky on view in Cargill Gallery from February 10th-May 5th, 2024.

About CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
CAAM (Chinese American Association of Minnesota) Chinese Dance Theater, a regional and national award-winning nonprofit dance theater based in St. Paul, MN and a division of the Chinese American Association of Minnesota, is dedicated to celebrating Chinese cultural heritage and enriching a diverse community through the universal language of dance. For more than 30 years, CAAM-CDT has delighted audiences with professional quality shows featuring original choreography throughout the Upper Midwest and now Spain. Under the artistic direction of Jinyu Zhou, former Artistic Director of Zhejiang Song and Dance Theater, CAAM-CDT reaches an average of 15,000 audience members annually, providing produced performances as well as outreach performances, workshops, and classes. CAAM-CDT also trains dancers of all levels, ages, and backgrounds in classical and ethnic Chinese dance at its main studio in St. Paul, MN.