NEW HAVEN – In celebration of the Year of the Snake, a
Chinese Arts Festival
in New Haven, a day-long event offering
cultural programs for adults and children of all ages, will be held Feb. 9 at several locations
All events are free and open to
the public, but registration is required. To register and view the complete
schedule of events, visit www.yalechina.org/snake.
The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Avenue between Grove and Trumbull streets, according to a release.
"Celebrate alongside the
famed Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good
luck and prosperity to the New Haven
merchants and community members," the release said.
From 1 to 5 p.m., there will be hands-on Chinese arts and culture workshops, the release said.
"The diverse offering
includes presentations and performances of traditional Chinese instruments by
the renowned EastRiver Ensemble, a Peacock Dance demonstration by Dai ethnic
tribe dancer Xi Wang, a snake petting zoo, a Tai Chi workshop with
Grandmaster Aiping Cheng, opportunities to learn traditional Chinese dances
with Yale student dance troupes, a master painting demonstration with renowned
Chinese landscape artist Sun Dawei, Chinese calligraphy and papercutting
sessions, a Yale-China Fireside Chat with Beijing-based culinary author Audra
Ang, and learn about Chinese New Year celebrations. Each of the twelve exhibits
and workshops presents a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the nuances
of Chinese arts and culture.," the release said
is one of 12 animals celebrated as part of the Chinese calendar, the release said.
The Year of the Snake begins on Feb. 10
and ends on Jan. 30, 2014, the release said
locations for the Chinese Arts Festival in New Haven
are: Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University, 34
Hillhouse Ave.; New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave.;
and Yale-China Association, 442
Chinese Arts Festival in New Haven is organized
by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale
University, New Haven Museum,
and Yale-China Association, the release said, with special
thanks given to Yale Programs in International Educational Resources.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
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