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Gou Chanchan: The angel of dancing

Updated: 2014-08-26
By Devon Zhang (chinadaily.com.cn)

Gou Chanchan is a dancer at China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble and the youngest council member of the China Dancers Association. With her dance performance Why are the Flowers So Red, she won the gold prize at the Lotus Award, which is the most influential dance award in China. In 2010, as the leading dancer of Dance in Spring, she attended the CCTV Spring Festival Gala. In 2011, she starred in the dance drama My Prairie, My Dream. Gou Chanchan is routinely invited to attend significant theatrical performances and to accompany state leaders on foreign trips to popularize national culture and art.

Chinese Artists:

For this video series we invite modern Chinese artists to share their life experiences with us and how they have pursued their “Chinese Dream” within their careers. The chosen artists cover various fields such as music, film, folk arts, and fine arts to name a few.

Their names may already be known throughout the world, or they may lead normal lives among us, but every one of them has remained true to their original intention in the arts and has held on to their artistic creations. Thanks to these people who have dedicated their lives to the arts, the Chinese nation is able to improve its artistic accomplishments, and fully enhance its cultural soft power.

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