ZHENG HE IN THE DESERT

An Original Dance Drama

Between 1405 and 1433, a Ming Dynasty sea captain named Zheng He made seven great voyages of exploration from China.  He went at least as far as Africa, and perhaps beyond. TCCC History - Ming Dynasty sea captain named Zheng HeIn collaboration with Barbea Williams Performing Company:  https://www.facebook.com/BarbeaWilliamsPerformingCompany and other members of the Tucson community, Tucson Chinese Cultural Center developed an original dance drama around this history, which debuted at mid-Autumn Festival 2014.

Working across cultures was as important a part of the story as the dance itself.

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We are grateful to the Pasqua Yaqui Department of Language and Culture for its support of this project.