A 21st century dance journey with martial arts and hip hop inspired by Attar’s 12th century Persian poem about the world’s birds in search of the Rose of Love


CCCADI is proud to be co-sponsors of Flight happening January 27 to January 28, 2017, a production brought to you by Peggy Choy Dance and Kumble Theater.

Peggy Choy Dance tells the tale of birds that take a dangerous journey in search of the wondrous rose of love. The few surviving birds make a surprising discovery that completely transforms them. Through a fresh fusion of Asian martial arts, dance and urban vernacular forms, Peggy Choy Dance pays homage to the continuing relevance of Attar’s 12th-century Persian poem, “Conference of the Birds”. For more information please visit Peggy Choy Dance.

When: Friday, January 27, 2017 – Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Admission: Tickets: $15; $12 – Early bird until 1/17/17; $10 student and senior w/ID


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PEGGY CHOY DANCE re-envisions and re-embodies the history, politics, and cultural aesthetics that illuminate shared potential for social justice and change.

PEGGY CHOY DANCE calls attention to crises affecting women and our environment, and explores Afro-Asian intersections, garnering praise as “original, uncompromising, and powerfully moving.”

In Choy’s danscapes, Asian movement and martial arts are wielded in performance that navigates between movement genres, including Javanese dance and Korean court dance, and urban vernacular forms.

Since the mid-1990s, PEGGY CHOY DANCE has performed from New York to Prague—at New York’s Dance Theater Workshop, La Mama E.T.C., and Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, Aaron Davis Hall, and Alvin Ailey Studio, at DC’s Kennedy Center, Dance Place and the Smithsonian Institution, Kennedy Theater in Honolulu, Utan Kayu in Jakarta, Seoul Art Center in Korea, Danza Teatro Retazos in Havana, and Baráčnická Rychta in Prague, and the Korean Cultural Center in Berlin.

Choy’s national and international awards include an NEA/Atlantic Center for the Arts fellowship, Danspace Project’s Commissioning Initiative, Princeton and Cornell University commissions, and commissions from the Kintari Foundation, Seoul Selection, and Cafe Intarsia.

Language from Peggy Choy Dance Website