A program directed by internationally known dancer and choreographer Yung Yung Tsuai will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury.
The show will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.
The night will begin with fourth- and fifth-grade students from Roxbury and Stamford central schools performing a piece by Tsuai, followed by the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and a solo dance by Tsuai.
Tsuai, a faculty member at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance since 1983, was awarded a scholarship by Martha Graham to study with her in New York after they met in Tsuai's native Taipei.
Tsuai has danced with Graham, Pearl Lang, Daniel Nagrin's Workgroup, The Vanaver Caravan and with Susan Stroman. She has choreographed for the Asian American Dance Theater, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Yangtze Repertory Theatre, LaMama Theater, Bank Street Theater, The Naked Feet Dance Company, NTDTV Chinese New Year Gala and TysanDance.
Tsuai was on the faculty at the Alvin Ailey School from 1992 to 1996 and at Long Island University from 2004 to 2005, taught at SUNY Purchase, New York University, George Washington University, Brigham Young University, Johnson State College, Taiwan National Arts Academy and the Isothermal Community College in North Carolina.
From 1991-92, she was the rehearsal director for the Cloud Gate Dance Company in Taiwan. In 1979, she founded the Yung Yung Tsuai Dance Company and the Byrdcliffe Performing Arts Organization. and toured internationally including tours in Italy, Canada, Taiwan and in Japan.
In 2007, Tsuai published her memoir, "The Difference In Butterflies," with co-author Marilyn Meeske Sorel.
Reservations are requested by calling 326-7908. Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7.50 for children younger than 13. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Call 326-7908 or visit www.roxburyartsgroup.com for more information about this and other programs.