Family Day

Family Day: China

Last occurred: Sunday, February 12
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

CAAM Chinese Dance Theater

Gather inspiration from the art of China, from ancient times to present day. Delight in performances from CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, hear music from across China, and ring in the Lunar New Year with art-making, storytelling, and more!

Dance Performance CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
Noon & 3 PM
Be dazzled by the talented young performers from CAAM Chinese Dance Theater as they perform dances that blend classical, folk, and contemporary styles.

Dance Workshop Ribbon Dance
Take part in a ribbon dance workshop with dancers from CAAM Chinese Dance Theater.

Music and Storytelling Dragons, Flutes & Monkeys
12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30PM
Join acclaimed flutist and composer Zhang Ying and storyteller Rhonda Lund as they celebrate China’s musical and storytelling traditions.

Art-making Brush Painting
Try your hand at a time-honored Chinese technique, with instructors from Laughing Waters Studio.

Art-making Zodiac Zoo
Find your sign and craft a creature from the zodiac, inspired by Mia’s remarkable collection of twelve zodiac figures from the Tang dynasty.

Gallery Hunt Sounds of China
Explore how music has influenced art throughout the history of China.

Art Cart China
Noon – 4PM
Get hands-on with objects from China, and learn more from Mia educators.

Tour On Dragons’ Wings: Arts of China
2 & 3:30PM
Dive into Mia’s outstanding collection of Chinese art with a guided tour.

Youth Arts Resource Fair
Noon – 3PM
Explore the incredible arts offerings around the city, and sign up for summer classes. Participating organizations include Mia, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Textile Center, Northern Clay Center, and Minnesota Center for the Book Arts.

Our original post, published December 9, featured an image from the Jang-mi Korean Dance & Drum group. We are deeply apologetic for this mistake and do not take it lightly. The new image highlights CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, a performing arts and dance academy dedicated to preserving and celebrating Chinese cultural heritage. CAAM will be performing at Mia Family Day.

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