UCCA Beijing

Performing Arts Platform Series: ACCT Contemporary Dance Workshop for All

15:30 - 17:30

Location:  UCCA Workshop
Language:  English with Chinese Translation

About This Program

Beginning March 2014, UCCA and Ping Pong Productions (PPP) will launch the Performing Arts Platform Series of three interdisciplinary contemporary performing arts workshops. The March workshop, hosted in conjunction with American Cultural Center Tours (ACCT), explores how artistic movement and contemporary choreography can express different facets of the human condition.

Under the guidance of Ohio State University Department of Dance Chair Susan Van Pelt Petry, participants will learn contemporary dance techniques and have the opportunity to choreograph a short work of their own. Dancers from the university will then perform pieces from their repertoire from the 1950s to today.

Please call +86 10 57800200 from Tuesday to Friday 11:00-18:00 to book. Please note that you may only book one seat at a time. Members can also book by sending an email to members@ucca.org.cn.


*No contemporary dance experience necessary.

*Must be at least 16 years old to attend.

*You can collect your ticket from the ticket desk 30 minutes before the event begins.

*If you make a reservation but cannot make it to the event, please cancel by calling +86 10 57800200.

*No late entry.


Susan Van Pelt Petry is chair and professor of Ohio State University Department of Dance. Petry earned a Bachelor of Arts in dance from Oberlin College and a Master of Arts in dance from Ohio State University. She once served as company teacher and rehearsal director for the Cloud Gate Dance Company based in Taiwan. As an award winning choreographer, she founded the Van Pelt Dance Ensemble, which toured around the US. Petry was president of OhioDance and Ohio’s statewide service organization, and she has been on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Schools of Dance. In addition to serving on local, state, and national arts panels, she is on the advisory board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).


Tammy Carrasco

Alice Bacani

Leisa DeCarlo

Kelly Hurlburt


Zhang Weina

About Performing Arts Platform

Through a wide variety of performances, open rehearsals, performing arts workshops, master classes, arts management seminars, lectures, talks, and discussions with artists, critics, and scholars, this program series creates unprecedented opportunities for Chinese and international performing artists and audiences to meet and interact. It facilitates cross-genre and cross-cultural exploration, enriching cultural exchange and collaboration between Chinese and international artists, audiences, and students.


Ping Pong Productions (PPP)

is a catalyst that brings China and the world together through the performing arts. As artistic ambassadors, they engage cultures through discourse, searching for points of cooperation, mutual exchange, and understanding. They develop cultural exchange projects and facilitate creative collaborations between Chinese and international artists, scholars and audiences. With teams based in China and the United States, PPP has extensive experience providing production, consulting, management, and planning services.


Wuhan University-Ohio State University Center for American Culture