Stars of China's Got Talent and Asian Wave Team for THE PERFORMANCE OF A DREAM at Alice Tully Hall, 3/31
New York audiences are in for a special treat when winners and top finalists from Asia's two most popular TV Talent shows - China's Got Talent and Asian Wave, which are seen by more than 800-million viewers - make their American stage debuts in the US Premiere of The Performance of a Dream at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall at 7 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Similar to the internationally popular America's Got Talent TV series, Chinas Got Talent and Asian Wave offer opportunities for gifted and passionate individuals from all walks of life to audition, compete and showcase their unique talents and realize their dreams. Both shows are produced by Dragon TV, one of China's most widely watched TV networks, which will include excerpts from the Alice Tully Hall performance in a major holiday TV special that will air in Shanghai in May of this year.
The North American portion of The Performance of a Dream is being presented by Musicality International, Inc., a California-based entertainment company which focuses on introducing leading Asian performing artists to audiences in the US. They have produced and organized more than 100 concerts, variety shows and theatrical performances.
Tickets for The Performance of a Dream are available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, 1941 Broadway, between 65th and 66th Streets (212-671-4060); Center Charge (212-721-6500); or online at www.lincolncenter.org.
Among the performers whose unique talents will be on display in The Performance of a Dream spectacular are:
Shila Amzah - the winner of the Asian Wave competition in 2012. In 2008 Shila was also the 1st runner-up in Malaysia's One in a Million talent competition, and was awarded "Best Song" and "Golden Award" in the Asia New Singer Competition. Blessed with an obsession for music and a strong passion for singing, Shila garnered the most online votes among all contestants in the Asian Wave competition.
Pan Qianqian, famed for her baritone voice, is known throughout Asia for her signature songs - "You Don't Know Me," "A Dream to Say the Least" and "Chase." Before gaining stardom, Pan, who hails from rural Shandong, worked as a waitress at a hotspot restaurant. Her initial motivation for competing in China's Got Talent was to use her winnings to improve the living conditions of her family and to support her younger brother's pursuit of his dream as an athlete. Pan Qianqian successfully made her way from audition to winning China's Got Talent Season 3 at the finals held in the Mercedes-Benz Arena -- Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center.
Wang Junru, the winner of China's Got Talent Season 4, is a teenage sensation who won the hearts and votes of TV viewers with her amazing agility and extraordinary acrobatic feats. And the fact that she never lost her composure and sunshine-like smile even when the going got tough, made her an instant favorite with the millions of TV viewers. There is good reason for her now being recognized throughout the Asian continent as 'The Smile of China.'
Liu Wei, the winner of China's Got Talent's first season in 2010, touched the hearts of the judges and millions of TV viewers with his superior artistry as a pianist using only his toes! His upbeat attitude towards life, despite losing both arms in an accident when he was ten years old, created millions of fans and followers. His worldwide popularity became evident when he was cheered by a SRO audience in Vienna, Austria, in January 2011, when he performed "The Butterfly Lovers "in the Wiener Musikverein during the first stop of the China's Got Talent tour.
Zhuo Jun, who was raised on a farm in Guangxi Province, achieved great popularity on China's Got TalentSeason 2 with his self-taught, innovative 'Popping Dance' and 'Genius of Street Dance.' Crowned the 'Grass Root King of Dance' and 'Genius of Street Dance,' Zhuo Jun amazes audiences with his extraordinary performances. Making his way to the semifinals with his original dance, 'A Jackstraw Love Story,' he was voted winner of China's Got Talent Season 2.