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Screening of “Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story”

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Dance through life

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is pleased to welcome filmmaker Rick Quan for a screening of his documentary "Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Life Story."

100 year old Dorothy Toy Fong is a living dance legend. During the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s she teamed up with Paul Wing to become the most famous Asian American dance duo in this country’s history. Toy and Wing were pioneers, performing on Broadway and in Hollywood films. Dorothy, whose real last name is Takahashi continued to perform during World War Two, although her parents and relatives were sent to an internment camp in Topaz, Utah.

From the 1960’s to the mid 70’s, Dorothy managed and performed with her Oriental Playgirl Revue which traveled throughout the U.S, Canada, Europe and Japan. She also ran a dance studio in the basement of her Oakland home where she taught hundreds of children how to dance. Dorothy still lives in Oakland, with her daughter.

Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=1NDbA9agUUE

Rick Quan is a two time Emmy award winner with more than 30 years of broadcast experience. He is the first Chinese American television sportscaster in the country. Rick currently works at ABC7 in San Francisco as a fill in sports anchor and field reporter. Rick also runs his own production company and has produced segments for the Chinese Historical Society of America and Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-dancing-through-life-the-dorothy-toy-story-tickets-43895138541

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