10th NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition Semifinals—Part 2

NTD’s 10th International Classical Chinese Dance Competition will take place at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, in New York from Sept. 7 to Sept. 10.

Over 100 leading classical Chinese dancers from all around the world will compete in a showcase of their skills on the international stage. NTD and its sister media The Epoch Times will livestream the semifinals, finals, and awards ceremony on NTD’s global television network, the NTD and The Epoch Times websites, and their social media platforms. The new digital platform Gan Jing World will also livestream the event.

The classical Chinese dance competition is one in a series of international cultural and arts events hosted by NTD aimed at promoting traditional culture. In China, this culture has been all but destroyed by the Chinese Communist Party over the past several decades.

Classical Chinese dance training includes three main components—bearing, form, and techniques. It is an expressive dance form rooted in 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, and is also one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world.

Organizers say NTD’s classical Chinese dance competition will launch a new era in classical Chinese dance by fostering cultural exchange, making this ancient Chinese culture renowned throughout the world, and promoting purely authentic traditional dance that is pure authenticity, pure goodness, and pure beauty.

The highest standard of dance form—“shen dai shou” (the body leads the hands) and “kua dai tui” (the hips lead the legs)—are forgotten ancient techniques that every dancer has been seeking. The techniques have been reintroduced to the world by Shen Yun Performing Arts‘ founder and artistic director Mr. D.F.

We invite you to watch the lost ancient techniques perform live on stage and experience the highest realm of classical Chinese dance.

Watch the second part of the semifinals on this page at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 9.

Competition Schedule

Semifinals: Sept. 9, 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET
Finals: Sept. 10, 1 p.m.–6 p.m. ET
Technical Showcase and Awards Ceremony: Sept. 10, 7 p.m.–8 p.m. ET

Learn more about the competition: Dance.NTDTV.com

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