Celebration of Chinese Arts

Dance duet with Pei and Maria in Liverpool China Town
United Rhythms performance at The Black-E

Chinese and South East Asian Dance performances

Movema specialists perform a range of beautiful dances from the different regions of China, Malaysia & SE Asia including Fan Dance, Peacock dance and the graceful and dynamic forms of modern Chinese dance and martial arts. We also create performances fusing Chinese movement with contemporary dance and other movement approaches. As well as combining and celebrate diversity.

Mixed Cultural Performances
Liverpool Lantern Parade
Chinese New Year in Liverpool Community Dance Performance 2019
Chinese New Year inside the Black-E Arts Centre

New Work
Taking Flight is one of Movema’s new projects featuring four ‘birds’ telling stories of migration & movement.
One of the creations is a Phoenix and is influenced by Chinese culture.

Chinese New Year 2013 Year of the Snake & 2014 Year of the Horse

Each year Movema contribute to Chinese New Year through community workshops and performances.

In February 2013 we presented ‘Dancing Snake’ a surprise Flash Mob of 40+ dancers, dance enthusiasts and acrobatic performers from Airborn Academy.  The Flash Mob was performed in various locations across Liverpool’s China Town and City Centre.

Crowds cheered as the mass of dancers grew, busting some Kung Fu inspired movements and ending in a fun rendition of K-POP Gangnam Style with our very own tribute to PSY!

Performers enjoying bubble tea provided by sponsors Cafe de Pearl!

Community performance in front of Liverpool’s Chinese Arch
Chinese Fusion Dance Workshop at The Black-E

Chinese New Year 2016 Year of the Monkey

Weekly Chinese Fusion Dance classes at MDI studios, Liverpool, 6.30-7.30pm (runs until 4th February 2016).

Chinese Fusion Dance Performance: see our class perform in The Black-E AND in Great George Square on Sunday 7th February 2016.

Also see our dancers perform Chinese dance San Jiao, and then dance along with our community workshop, ending with a Chinese Fusion community performance. 

World In A Box Bitesized Teaching Resource
Welcome to #WIABBitesize 🌍 An exciting new series of bitesize dance classes from World in a Box to get you dancing around the world from your very own living room. Join the bright Movema dancers to learn steps and facts about different cultures, get fit, and most importantly, have fun!!

In our Chinese episode learn fun moves including:
Flying Dragon
Lucky number 8
Dragon Warrior

Pei Tong Chinese Contemporary Dance
Chinese Dance Fusion workshop at John Moores University

Chinese Dance in Schools, Colleges and Universities
We are pleased to be work with local schools & institutions to deliver workshops and dance for at community events celebrating Chinese culture and New Year.

Penny and Pei at Beijing Normal University 2019

Partnerships and Exchange
Movema directors Penny and Pei were invited to the biannual dance seminar at BNU in October 2019. They taught two Movema workshops to participants from Beijing, Taiwan, USA and other parts of the world. And partook in classical Chinese dance workshops run by specialist teachers and performers as well as watching a series of amazing performances.

Masterclass with YuYu Rau

2015 – Chinese Dance Master Class 
Movema hosted a guest Master Class with Chinese dance specialist Yuyu Rau from Step Out Arts.
December 5th 2015 at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

Moon Festival in Bristol

Bristol Mini Moon Festival
San Jiao is a contemporary, urban and Chinese dance trio, featuring fans which was later expanded to a performance with 6 dancers.
Developed in collaboration with musician and festival curator Makala Cheung.

Dance material was developed using the I Ching, by throwing coins to create yin and yang lines. The lines make up hexagrams, each with a different meaning, archetype or possibility, as described in the ancient I Ching (Book of Change).
Choreographed by Penny Caffrey (Movema Co-director) with Helen Wilson (RISE dance) and Issie Lloyd (Funk Supreme).

Wings of the World Performance
Wings of the World Performance
Guest Performers Funkymentals at Movema’s Leaping Tiger Festival 2010
Community Dance Workshop for Chinese New Year 2017
Performance of Point of Synthesis At Urban Moves Festival Manchester
Demonstration at the World Museum 2018