Thank you to community support for our performance during Beaverton Welcoming Week on Sunday, September 17, 2017
We were honored for the invitation to perform with the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 17, 2017 as part of City of Beaverton Welcoming Week for immigrants and refugees. The event took place at the VBC Grand Auditorium at the Village Baptist Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd. in Beaverton.
We thank our partners, the Portland Chinese Dance Troupe and the Chinese Friendship Association of Portland’s Fitness Team for starting our performance with a lovely Qipiao Show, and performing two lovely dances: (1) Raindrops Pattering on Banana Leaves 雨打芭蕉 and (2) Lotuses in June 六月清荷.
Our President participated in the Pre-Concert talk introducing our organization and the descriptions about our dances. As part of our segment, she also gave a talk on the history of Chinese immigration in our region, our dancers’ commitments to practice and showcase this Chinese traditional art form, and their family members’ support to ensure their availability to participate in this and other dance events. Please read More..
The Chinese community has been part of the Portland area for over 150 years, and is an essential part of Portland and Pacific Northwest society today. The goals of the Northwest Chinese Alliance are to broaden public awareness and appreciation of traditional Chinese arts and culture; to provide training of our next generation of dancers and leaders; and to provide resources and networking opportunities to member organizations and individuals to participate in very large scale performances requiring large number of dancers such as the Grand Floral Parade. We also aim to engage the local Chinese community to outreach to the general community to increase the understanding of the culture and history of our heritages, and to build capacity for future leaders and performers in the local community. More..
The Northwest Chinese Alliance supports the efforts of community partners and groups to showcase Chinese culture and promote the understanding of Chinese American history on Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Over the past few years, we have supported the talks and presentations by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance on 1882, and the historic presentation by the Oregon Historical Society and the Portland Chinatown History Foundation on U.S., Oregon and Portland history. For additional information, please follow this link.
One of our primary activities is to showcase Chinese culture in the Portland Rose Festival. Since 2011, we have been invited to participate in the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parades every year. We usually organize a team of 30 to 40 colorfully dressed dancers performing in Chinese traditional visual and cultural dances. The audiences on the Portland streets usually all shouted “Beautiful, Beautiful..” Here are pictures from our 2015 and 2012 performances. For more information, please follow this link.
And below is our 2014 team that was featured in the Oregonian’s article with a video of our performance. Watch the video from Oregonian.
You can find more about our past Grand Floral Parade performances and our other programs here.
The Northwest Chinese Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) U.S. non-profit organization. One of our primary focus is to showcase the best of Chinese traditional performing arts by participating in the City of Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parades each year. Since June 2011, we have been very honored to have performed in every City of Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade.
Since 2014, we have started to move beyond showcasing Chinese visual and performance arts by supporting other Chinese history, civil rights, equity events and be a resource, as well as supporter of other organizations, with missions and interests similar like ours in the local community.
You can help our community efforts by making a cash donation or by becoming a sponsor or join as a member. The Northwest Chinese Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization. All membership, sponsorship or cash donations are fully tax-deductible within the U.S. tax law regulations.
We also encourage you to volunteer and help us in our future programs. Please contact email@example.com for more information.