Film explores the life of China's first feminist


February 23, 2010

WHAT
The independent film "Autumn Gem" explores the life of Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin (1875-1907). Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women during China’s last dynasty.

WHERE
Arizona State University, Tempe, Lattie F. Coor, room 170
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WHEN
2 p.m., Mar. 27

ADMISSION
Free

DETAILS
The documentary stars former Chinese National Wushu Champion and Hollywood stunt actress Li Jing. San Francisco-based Chinese American filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow produced the film that was shot in the U.S. and in China.

The film offers a fresh perspective on women in China by sharing the story of a figure known as the country’s first feminist. In exploring the life and work of Qiu Jin, the project unveils a remarkable chapter in the history of modern China and provides a deeper understanding of the lives of Chinese women today.

HIGHLIGHTS
The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A session after the film screening.

TO LEARN MORE
View the Web site at http://autumn-gem.com/

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ASU Chinese Language Flagship program

Registrations open for Camp Broadway


February 24, 2010

Camp Broadway, a performing arts summer camp for theater-loving kids ages 10 to 17, is headed back to ASU Gammage June 14-18, for its 15th year. 

Camp sells out every year, so reserve your child’s spot today by calling 480-965-5062. Download Full Image

Campers work collaboratively with Broadway’s most distinguished performers, writers and designers and will have a chance to see Tony-Award winning musical "In the Heights" and meet the cast and crew. Camp tuition is $600 and includes the weeklong training, lunch and snacks daily, a behind-the-scenes tour of ASU Gammage and a ticket to "In the Heights."

Camp Broadway gives young people an introduction to Broadway – on stage and behind the scenes. Camp classes include acting, scene study, improvisation, music theory, singing and dancing. The camp fosters teamwork, discipline, commitment and support while introducing kids to the world of Broadway and all aspects of putting a show together in a professional, interactive and theatrical environment. The weeklong day camp culminates in a final performance, the "Family Finale."

Brian Goldsberry, a Camp Broadway alumni camper, attended Camp Broadway for seven summers and describes Camp Broadway as “an amazing experience you can’t get anywhere else.”

"In the Heights," winner of four 2008 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, is a sensational new show about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. With an amazing cast, incredible Tony® Award-winning dancing and a thrilling Tony® Award-winning score, "In the Heights" is an exhilarating journey into a vibrant Manhattan community – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

The camp is intended for kids of all interests, and enthusiasm is the only requirement, no theater experience is needed.

"We introduce classic Broadway to new generations, so that we can keep live theater alive," said Tony Parise, artistic director of Camp Broadway. "Broadway theater has a unique heritage. Around the world, 'Broadway' means a distinctive sense of excitement and magic. It is this one-of-a-kind spirit that drives Camp Broadway."

For more information, or to reserve your child’s spot, call 480-965-5062.


About ASU Gammage

Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. ASU Gammage is the home theater of PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona and Beyond series. Its mission is connecting communities by providing artistic excellence and educational outreach to the public. ASU Gammage is an historic hall designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.