Silk Road Presentation

Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour

This Silk Road dance and lecture presentation is ideal for school assemblies, libraries and museums. Dance instruction for the audience is an option.

Far East Suite
Lecture: Overview of the silk road, how silk is created, chinese fans, martial arts and buddhist cave art depicting the Flying Apsaras

(1) Tang Fan from XiAn, China
(2) Sword Warriors from XiAn, China
(3) Apsara Temple from Dunhuang, China

Near East and South Asia Suite
Lecture: Overview of trade and the items that were traded including ceramics, stone carvings, Persian miniatures and mosaics.

(4) Odissi Fusion from India
(5) Classical Persian from Iran
(6) 9/8 Gypsy with Finger Cymbals from Turkey

Middle East
Lecture: Overview of a souk or marketplace in Bagdad and an overview of the different Middle Eastern cultures that would gather to trade.

(7) Khaleegy from Saudi Arabia
(8) Saidi Cane from Southern Egypt
(9) Drum Solo from Egypt

(10) Celebration of Silk
(11) Bow
(12) Post-Performance Talkback

Lecturer: NANCY EDER
Nancy Eder holds a B.A. from New York University, where she majored in the History of Fine Arts and minored in East Asian Studies. Her M.A. is from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she concentrated in Chinese Art History. She completed the course work for her Ph.D. at the Ohio State University, where she majored in South Asian Art History and minored in Buddhist Art and Contemporary Art/Theory and Criticism. Starting in August 2006, Ms. Eder is an Adjunct Instructor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she teaches East Asian Art and Civilization as well as the Art and Civilization of India. She also was an Adjunct Instructor at the City College of New York from August 1999 through December 2009, teaching Western Art History surveys, Indian and Southeast Asia art history as well as the Art of China and Japan. Starting in March 2000, Ms. Eder is a Contractual Lecturer in the Education Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she gives tours for Adult Groups, presents Gallery Talks and also teaches for Family Programs.