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Celebrate the Year of the Horse
Program 822
Original Airdate: 3/24/1978

Subject Keywords
Chinese Americans
Martial arts
Shaolin boxing

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Chin, Tsai
Mark, Bow Sim
Tsang, John

Corporate Names
Boston Chinese Dance Company
Chinese Wushu Research Institute - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program celebrates the Chinese New Year with interviews with Chinese artists and in-studio performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company and the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Tsai Chin (an internationally known actress) and John Tsang (of the Boston Chinese Dance Company) to discuss the differences between Chinese and Chinese American cultures, whether their work as artists are Chinese or Chinese American in spirit, Chinese attitudes towards the arts, and whether or not their work is perceived by Americans as authentic. Program includes three performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company to traditional Chinese music (including a fan dance) and demonstrations of Wushu (led by Master Bow Sim Mark, founder of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute), Shaolin boxing, and use of the double-edged sword with tassel (performed by Mark alone).

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore
Eileen Yang

David Atwood

Barbara Barrow-Murray
Tsai Chin

Tsai Chin
John Tsang

Boston Chinese Dance Company (dance)
Chinese Wushu Research Institute (martial artists)
Bow Sim Mark (martial artist)

Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Basil Chigas (assistant cameraman)
Marvin Clark (intern)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Mary Lou Cronin (audio)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Doug DeVitt (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Keith Handyside (video)
Rebecca Hill (intern)
Danny Horne (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Frank Lane (camera)
Larry LeCain (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (lighting assistant)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Jim McKenna (assistant cameraman)
Wil Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting assistant)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Mitch Waters (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03374
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01670A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01673
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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