Painting the River: The Art of Chinese Writing
Discovering the Art of Chinese Writing Through Interactive Music and Drawing
In a vivid sonic and visual journey, Shaw Pong invites listeners to draw pictures as she performs Chinese and original music on the violin and erhu. Following each song and creative drawing, Liu shares the visual history of each Chinese character based on the same subject - river, rower, and horse - showing how each character evolved from an ancient drawing over thousands of years. Liu joyfully shares the physical pleasure - and precision - of writing each Chinese character, as students have the chance to try writing Chinese themselves. Listeners will end the journey with a set of their own hand-made drawings and Chinese written characters!
Remote Arts Learning: Live online
Participant Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Foreign Languages; History/Social Studies; Chinese language, music, and culture
Remote Single: $495
In-person Single: $640
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
(For in-person programs)
1 reserved parking space
1 projector and projector screen
1 microphone stand with boom
1 armless chair
1 music stand or 1 easel for display of large‐format posters
Performance Space Requirements:
Students seated on floor, if possible.
Prefer as intimate (small) a space as can comfortably accommodate all audience members.
Minimum space for performer: 5x8 feet
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 15 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Grades should be consecutive.
Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.