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Beijing Red Wall Art Troupe to Perform in Westerbeck

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News: Beijing Red Wall Art Troupe to Perform in Westerbeck, Sept. 18

Changing faces

Pasadena City College will be hosting the Red Wall Art Troupe, an acclaimed performing arts group from Beijing, on Friday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Westerbeck Recital Hall.

“A Taste of Traditional Chinese Performance Arts” will feature dance, opera, acrobatics, and musical performances from the troupe, which has been touring worldwide since it was founded a decade ago.

6040_Image“This event will showcase traditional Chinese performance arts that have existed for hundreds of years,” said Dr. Cathy Wei, PCC Languages professor. “It’s a wonderful way to bridge the gap between cultures through music, dance and theater.”

Founded in 2005, the Red Wall Art Troupe consists of 14 teams that cover major art categories, including chorus, opera, dance, instrumental music, and painting and calligraphy. Based in the Xicheng District of Beijing, the troupe has participated in cultural exchange activities worldwide, with recent stops in Spain and Japan.

The performance is free and open to the public. A reception will be held after the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the performers and take photos with them. For more information, please contact Wei at (626) 585-7464 or email

The group’s visit to PCC was made possible through primary sponsorship from the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee. Active co-sponsorships include PCC’s Chinese Language program, International Education Office, PCC Global Club, and the USC-PCC Partnership Grant.