Fourteen members of the internationally applauded Shanghai Dance Company are bringing Splendid China III: New Discoveries, a program of Eastern treasures, to Miller Outdoor Theatre. Making its Houston premiere today, the Shanghai Dance Company will perform works that depict the fearless warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the elegant and fragile ladies of the Wei Dynasty, the graceful lines of Chinese calligraphy and even a Tai Chi-meets-Kung Fu-with-a-sword encounter.
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Dance of Asian America, the Houston arts company hosting the Shanghai group, will also perform. Among the pieces they'll mount is Flower in the Rain, one of the company's signature works. 8 p.m. today and tomorrow. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive. For information, call 832-630-5048 or visit www.danceaa.org. Free.
Fri., Oct. 10, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., 2008