Philein Wang / ZiRu Productions
“Artistic Polymath Philein Wang doesn't allow herself to be limited by
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simple choreography, but instead pioneers new movement… .”
- Time Out Beijing
• Tiger Hip Hop is a new movement of
dance combining ancient and modern
tradition that provides diverse expression
for young people and connects them to
• Zi Ru Productions reflects one theme: an
integrated global world will exist as a
result of ongoing cross-strait and inter-
Tiger Hip Hop
Philein Wang is a Chinese-American dancer,
musician, and poet whose exploration of her
heritage and artistic identity has led her to
create a dance form for the Chinese body and
identity: Tiger Hip Hop™. Using this highly
stylized hybrid of Shaolin Style Tiger Claw,
ballet, Tai Chi,
b ll t T i Chi yoga, modern d
d dance, and hi
hop, Philein strives to create a cross-cultural
bridge to unite generations of immigrants
through a hybridization of dance elements from
Asia, Europe, Africa, and America.
Funders - Winner
Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant Past Shows produced and performed:
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
2005 Child of No Nation Tour, NYC, SF, AZ, Hong Kong
Sponsors & Corporate In-Kind Donors 2006 Asian Heritage Show, LA
Prident International, Shanghai, China 2006 Praxis Project, LA
2008 Dance my way back Beijing
Scholarships - Winner 2008 Cao Changdi Workstation
American Dance Festival 2008 Stories from Home, SF
• A three-city tour comprised of shows in
B iji Shanghai and G
h i d Guangzhou, Chi
during summer of 2009.
• Collaborating African American artists
– Artistic Director/Choreographer/
Winifred R. Harris
– Choreographer D i H
Ch h Darrien Henning
– Writer/director Aaron Woolfolk.
• Concert celebrating Chinese and
African-American dance heritage in the
dance world today.
Shrinking funding for
the arts has
impacted artists at
the local and
S hi ill
help bring US dance
companies to tour in
China for the first
Sponsorship is a critical investment in relationship building.
Helping us create US-China Dance Arts exchange will build long term work and
performance opportunities for US Artists who struggle to maintain a presence in a
global arts world. Artist exchanges help forge critical international relationships that
have auxiliary benefits for tourism and business
Sponsorship of Zi Ru Tiger Productions gives you the opportunity to provide
critical support to the arts and international artistic collaborations.
Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500, which will help pay for rehearsals,
theater rental event promotion and the Gala Event
rental, promotion, Event.
Sponsor benefits include:
• A preview in either a state-run English language daily or a weekly such as Beijing Today or
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• Web presence in Chinese media via BBS, blogs, websites and portals
• Preview or interview in Chinese press: Beijing Evening News, China Times, Modern Weekly
• Recognition on the performance theater's website, newsletters and posters
Recognition i promotional campaign i the artistic h b of town, i l di the university
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district & dance academy
• Your partnership with an innovative, cross-cultural artistic program will
turn heads. PWZP can put your brand in front of an elite audience in China,
composed of established and up and coming business executives, politicos,
up-and-coming executives politicos
& social opinion leaders:
1. International & local business people
2. International and local politicians
3. Members of the vibrant global crowd in Beijing & Sh
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• You will connect with other business leaders at our mixer events.
• You will help g
p grow Tiger Hip Hop from its local roots to its international
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• You will help to create a cross-cultural bridge between the Greater China
Region and the Americas through the fine arts.
• You will provide critical support to an emerging new arts community
which is bridging China with vibrant arts community in the San Francisco Bay
Area & Silicon Valley.
Winifred R. Harris is a multi-faceted
artist, teacher and community activist.
As a choreographer, she consciously
balances the inherently beautiful
escapism of dance and the social
realities that form today’s aesthetic and
cultural values. Ms. Harris has
contributed her talents to the likes of
the Dallas Black Dance Theater,
Colorado State Ballet, Cal State Los
Angeles, Northridge and Long Beach,
and Spellman College in Atlanta,
Georgia among others. Through her
company, Winifred Harris’ Between
Lines, Ms. Harris is active in her
environment, teaching at community
organizations and childrens’ shelters.
She has received numerous awards and
commendations from the Mayor of LA
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for her contributions.
American Writer/Director, Aaron Woolfolk was born and
raised in Oakland, California. He received degrees in
both Ethnic Studies and Rhetoric from the University of
California at Berkeley and later completed his M.F.A. in
film at Columbia University. Aaron’s extensive writing
work in Japan has earned him numerous awards for his
films ‘Rage!’, ‘Eki’, and ‘Kuroi Hitsuji’. His latest film
‘Harimaya Bridge’ starring Danny Glover and B
‘H i B id ’ t i D Gl d Ben
Guillory is being released in theaters internationally in
Darrien is an American professional hip-hop
choreographer who has toured the world. He is a
h h h h t d th ld H i
graduate of Northridge CSUN and NYU’s Tisch School of
the Arts. His choreography credits include Britney
Spears, Universal, LaFace, Capital, Columbia.
Darrien specializes in developing an artist s style stage
and video performance.
Miko Doi-Smith is an exciting new
addition to Zi Ru Tiger Productions.
She appears in the work of all 3
choreographers. She is an
American Modern dancer who has
performed and worked with
Philadanco Ralph Lemon and Bill T T.
Sponsor Payment Information
WE ACCEPT CHECKS &
CREDIT CARD DONATIONS
Credit Card via Paypal
(no paypal account required):
Please visit the Dancers'
Group Donation webpage
at dancersgroup.org and
select ‘Zi Ru Productions (Philein
Wang)’ as the recipient.
To write a Personal Check:
Please Make Payable to: quot;Dancers' Group”
Memo line: quot;Philein Wang / Zi Ru Productions” Please get in touch with
Mail to: Philein Wang questions or proposals:
88 Roosevelt Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94306 firstname.lastname@example.org