Dances of the Silk Road with Tara Pandeya and Yi-Chun “Billy” Chang
March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm
‘The clearest reason for dance is connection! I believe dance can help to heal and express intense emotions, thoughts and spiritual yearnings, which often cannot be fully felt or understood through written or spoken word.’ – Tara Pandeya
Please welcome Yi-Chun “Billy” Chang and Tara Pandeya, 2 world renowned dance specialists of Traditional Asian Dances to Hoa Hele Retreats and Still & Moving Center
A workshop to discover, unravel and marvel at the intricacies and history of some rare and endangered dance forms.
Though Tara and Billy represent two of this generation’s leading dance experts, they apply curiosity and play to the work, rendering it clearly accessible to all levels of dance ability and knowledge. A geographical,
historical, cultural and joyful journey through some of Asia’s most treasured movement forms.
This spring, Billy and Tara will lead a 14 hour intensive journey through the dances of the Far, Middle and Near Eastern traditions. Yi-Chun “Billy” Chang, contemporary performer and choreographer, finds his inspiration in both traditional and modern styles. His work is deeply influenced by martial arts, Chinese traditional opera movement and meditative arts. Tara Pandeya creates new choreographic works and teaches to build cross-cultural bridges, to connect with people and to evoke curiosity in others.
Training Only Option:
14 hours of classes w guest teachers Yi-Chun “Billy” Chang and Tara Pandeya
Promotion: if you sign up for the full 14hr training- you receive 50% off Public classes listed below
Monday, March 5 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Wednesday, March 7 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Public Performance by Tara Pandeya
and Yi Chun “Billy” Chang
Sunday, Mar 4 5-6pm
Details coming soon
Yi-Chun “Billy” Chang, contemporary performer and choreographer, finds his inspiration in both traditional and modern styles. His work is deeply influenced by martial arts, Chinese traditional opera movement and meditative arts.
Born in Taiwan, Yi-Chun “Billy” Chang received his BFA degree in dance from the prestigious Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). Teaching, choreographing and performing for over 15 years in Taiwan and abroad, and as an exchange student at SUNY-Purchase College. After graduating from TNUA and finishing his military service in Taiwan, Billy went on to dance with Cirque Du Soleil as a main character, the God of Fire, in the production, Dralion. Over his performance years with CDS, he continued to freelance, choreograph and direct productions around the world.
Billy is passionate about the arts and enjoys sharing his Asian heritage wherever he goes.
February 1 - February 28
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm