Dancing Though Life: The Dorothy Toy Story” Movie, Cabaret Show & Exhibit

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Date(s) - June 11, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center


Online Ticket Sales End at 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 11, 2017



Longtime Bay Area sportscaster and reporter Rick Quan is screening his award-winning documentary film about the incredible Asian-American dancer Dorothy Toy. Dorothy Toy, one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, was half of the pioneering Asian-American dance couple Toy and Wing. Dorothy is turning 100 years old and is a living dance legend!

She began as a child after a vaudeville theater manager noticed her dancing in front of her parent’s restaurant. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, she teamed up with Paul Wing. The dance team of Toy and Wing would eventually become the most famous Asian-American dance duo in this country’s history, billed as the “Chinese Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.”

Come out and enjoy Dorothy’s life story along with a great vaudeville and burlesque show, and an after-show exhibit of Dorothy’s photos and memorabilia. Let’s celebrate with Dorothy!

Film Preview:

Buy Tickes Online for only $15 + handling.
Tickets purchased at the door will cost $20

Admission includes:

Screening of Rick Quan’s documentary of dance-sensation Dorothy Toy
Cabaret show (including the cabaret dancers Grant Avenue Follies, burlesque dancer The Shanghai Pearl, Doris Grover, Hank Quock and Tamaka The Magician)

Q&A session with the filmmaker Rick Quan and talent

Appetizers and Refreshments

Free raffle for fun prizes!!
Inaugural opening of the OACC’s Dorothy Toy Exhibit:
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is proud to present

Dorothy Toy
A Photographic Retrospective
Celebrating 100 Years

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