Fenfen Huang is a dance artist and founder of China Pearl, an arts organisation which offers authentic and innovative performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese arts for audiences of all ages. With a HOP Pot grant, Fenfen visited Moss View Care Home in Huyton and delivered four sessions of dance and music. Residents enjoyed watching and listening, but were also able to participate in dancing if they wished to.
The audience of around thirty older people, some in very poor health, very much enjoyed watching this very elegant form of dance, seeing the beautiful and colourful costume and listening to Chinese music – for many of the group this was a completely new cultural experience.
Fenfen is now looking for opportunities to take Chinese culture to other homes and care settings. If this is something which would interest your group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch.