Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Yun Gee Performs


The New York Times
January 7, 1934
Tomorrow evening the Chinese modernist painter, Yun Gee, who is also a dancer, will give a dance recital in conjunction with the exhibition of his paintings at the National Musical Benefit Society. His program will be as follows: Ancient Chinese Dragon Knife Dance, Song of Li Po, performed on Yan Chum (Chinese piano), Chinese Immortal Sword Dance, accompanied by tom-tom and cymbals; Ancient Song of “The Sorrow of Cho Kun,” Yan Kew Fei (for Chinese flute); Dragon Spear Dance. The dancer will be assisted by C.Y. Chu.


The New York Times
January 14, 1934
...With a dance recital of dubious artistic quality and held under most trying conditions, the Chinese modernist Yun Gee opened last Monday evening at 21 Gramercy Park an exhibition of paintings. At his best when departing the least insistently from Chinese traditions, Yun Gee has on view little if anything that can compare favorably with the mural designs he contributed to the Museum of Modern Art's American mural exhibition in 1932.

The New York Times
May 7, 1934
...Music and art of China and Egypt will be discussed. Yun Gee will illustrate dances and play on the Chinese flute and piano.

The New York Times
June 3, 1934
List of the year’s performances includes two performances by Yun Gee for the National Music Benefit Society, and University Settlement.

Brooklyn Eagle








Continuing its United Nations series, the Brooklyn Museum will present a free program of Chinese music Saturday afternoon in the lecture hall.

The program to include both classical and modern Chinese music, will be given by David LeVita and Yun Gee.

The New York Times
September 18, 1943
A concert of Chinese music will be presented tomorrow at 3:30 at the Brooklyn Museum by the Chinese People's Chorus, under Liu Liang-mo, and Yun Gee, singer and instrumentalist.

(Tomorrow: Yun Gee in Paris, 1938)

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