The Ballet “The White Haired Girl” and I (我与芭蕾《白毛女》)

The Zoom Webinar: The Ballet “The White Haired Girl” and I (我与芭蕾《白毛女》)
Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 10 am PST.

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Mr. George Shi / 史锺麒

Bio:

Mr. George Shi graduated from the Shanghai Dance Academy Ballet Department with honors in 1966, majoring in ballet, minority folk dance, Chinese folk dance and Chinese classical dance. He joined the Shanghai Ballet Company as a principal dancer, starring in ballets such as “White Haired Girl”, “Swan Lake”, “War of Miao” and “Red Detachment of Women”, and more.
In addition to dance, he also acted in various films and TV credits, “Life’s Trill”, “Bitter”, and “Distant Star” etc. during 1979 to 1987.
Mr. Shi came to the United States in 1988 and studied Modern Dance at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City while he taught ballet in Utah Ballet Department. Later, he moved to New York City and started to teach ballet, Chinese folk dance, and European folk dance in a number of arts organizations.
He is now in Bay area teaching ballet, Chines and European folk dance. During his tenure in the U.S., he continues to perform in different programs such as “Butterfly Lovers”, and “Silk Road Flower Rain”. In 2016, he successfully acted monkey king Sun, Wu Kong in ballet “Nutcracker in China” with New Century Dance School.

史锺麒, 1960年考入上海舞蹈学校芭蕾舞系,主修芭蕾,兼修外国民间舞,中国民间舞以及毯子功, 1966年以优异成绩毕业于该校,毕业后进入上海芭蕾舞团,任主要演员。在“白毛女”中担任大春,“天鹅湖”中饰演王子,“苗岭风雷”中饰演雷排长等。
1978年,上海举行第一届文艺汇演,以双人舞“青松赞”获上海文艺汇演优秀演员奖。
他还是一个双栖演员,在影视上也颇有建树。主演了西安电影制片厂的“生活的颤音”,“苦果”,长春电影制片厂的“丹凤朝阳”,潇湘电影制片厂的“远方的星”,广东电视台的“三家巷”,江苏电视台的“教练和他的妻子”。到美国后参加了中央电视台与芝加哥中文电视合拍的二十集电视剧《新大陆》以及美国旧金山大学电影系的作品“五个灯笼”。
1988年在美国盐湖城大学学习现代舞,同时在芭蕾舞系教芭蕾。以后分别在纽约,芝加哥,旧金山和东湾的一些文艺团体中教授芭蕾和民间舞,现在仍在湾区一些舞蹈团体任教。他在舞蹈表演和舞蹈教育上,今年已踏入第56个年头。
在教课的同时,他还保持练功,参加演出。在纽约中国舞蹈团的“梁山伯与祝英台”中饰演梁山伯,在加州的民族舞剧“丝路花雨”中扮演“神笔张”。2016年以69岁的高龄,在新世纪舞蹈学校的《胡桃夹子在中国》成功地扮演了孙悟空一角。

CALA NCA Webinar: “Disrupting White Supremacy Through BIPOC Solidarity”

What does it mean to be in solidarity with other Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. (BIPOC)? This webinar will be a discussion of why solidarity is vital and what it might look for us to engage in it. As Asian/Pacific Americans, we benefit from a particular kind of proximity to whiteness. It can be especially easy for us to buy into the privilege that comes from that proximity and leave our fellow BIPOC to fight their own racial battles, not realizing that this is also our battle. We will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of joining in community with other BIPOC for a common cause: to destroy white supremacy.

The presentation is available online

Speaker: Sofia Leung (she/her) is a Chinese American librarian, facilitator, and educator working towards fulfilling the promise of social justice in libraries and higher education. She was most recently the Teaching and Learning Program Manager at the MIT Libraries. Sofia offers tailored workshops, trainings, consultations, coaching & collaborations that employ anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks. Her approach is holistic in nature and centers the context and audience needs. She strives to help mitigate some of the harm being inflicted on people with marginalized identities, recognizing that social justice is an ongoing project towards racial, economic, and social equity. Sofia is currently co-editing a book (with Jorge López-McKnight) on Critical Race Theory in Library and Information Studies to be published by the MIT Press in spring 2021. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.

CALA-NCA Officers, 2020-2021

Chapter President: Renee Bu

Treasurer/Membership Officer: Shuqin Jiao

Immediate Past President: Ray Pun

Disrupting White Supremacy Through BIPOC Solidarity Webinar

Summary: What does it mean to be in solidarity with other Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. (BIPOC)? This webinar will be a discussion of why solidarity is vital and what it might look for us to engage in it. As Asian/Pacific Americans, we benefit from a particular kind of proximity to whiteness. It can be especially easy for us to buy into the privilege that comes from that proximity and leave our fellow BIPOC to fight their own racial battles, not realizing that this is also our battle. We will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of joining in community with other BIPOC for a common cause: to destroy white supremacy. 

Date: 5/13, Wednesday at 11-12 pm PST/1-2 pm CST/2-3 pm EST.

Registration Link 
(Can’t make it? No need to register. You can view the CALA YouTube Channel for the recording later)

Bio: 

Sofia Leung (she/her) is a Chinese American librarian, facilitator, and educator working towards fulfilling the promise of social justice in libraries and higher education. She was most recently the Teaching and Learning Program Manager at the MIT Libraries. She is an editor at the journal, In the Library With The Lead Pipe, and a facilitator for the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program.

Sofia offers tailored workshops, trainings, consultations, coaching & collaborations that employ anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks. Her approach is holistic in nature and centers the context and audience needs. She strives to help mitigate some of the harm being inflicted on people with marginalized identities, recognizing that social justice is an ongoing project towards racial, economic, and social equity. Sofia is currently co-editing a book (with Jorge López-McKnight) on Critical Race Theory in Library and Information Studies to be published by the MIT Press in spring 2021. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.

CALA NCA Annual Program: Building New Opportunities and Library Connections

Chinese American Librarians Association, Northern California Chapter 2019 Annual Program: Building New Opportunities and Library Connections was held at Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library on Saturday, May 4.

This symposium featured library professionals and educators to present the latest trends and discussions relating to library services for all types of libraries to consider and opened to all interested in making new connections and opportunities for professional growth.

Special thanks to Terry Carlson helps to host the program at Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch, and Ran Pun organizes and invites speakers and virtual welcome remarks from ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo and CALA President Ying Zhang. Continue reading