Sharing cultural joy

Originally published with the Ballarat Courier:

Not every member of the Happy Birds Chinese dancing group is necessarily interested in dance itself. But the joy they find in the tradition and culture of dance is unquestionable when you see them rehearse.

No one can wipe the beautiful smile from organiser Julie Xiuli Yang’s face as the group rehearse their performance at Ballarat’s Trades Hall.

“Not everyone is really interested in dance, but we get together just like sisters and we see the group as our family,” she says.

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