NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Museum and the Council
on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale-China Association will act as co-hosts for " Lunarfest" a day of hands-on workshops, talks, and performances in
celebration of the Year of the Horse, according to a release.
events will be held from noo to 5 p.m. take place at several locations, from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014,. Rain date
is Saturday, February 8, 2014. All activities are free and open to the public,
but space is limited and registration is
required at www.yalechina.org/lunarfest.
The event is for all ages. The murseum is at 114 Whitney Ave. You can find it on Facebook as well.
Lunarfest begins at 10 a.m. with a colorful lion dance on Whitney
Avenue, between Grove Street and Trumbull Street, and then moves indoors. For a
complete list of activities visit here.
The following is directly from the release:
Haven Museum Lunarfest Events
p.m. - Fan Dance - Members of the Yale undergraduate
organization Phoenix Dance Troupe will teach a popular modern interpretation of
ancient Chinese court dances, including choreography utilizing colorful fans.
Students learn to express individual artistry as well as coordinated formations
needed to perform this dance. Recommended for ages 4-18.
p.m. - Ribbon Dance - Instructors from the Xi Wang Dance
Troupe will teach a popular modern interpretation of ancient Chinese court
dance similar to the fan dance. Students of this workshop will learn to create
ﬂowing patterns and motions with handmade ribbons. Recommended for ages 4-18.
2-2:45 p.m. Wuhsu
Workshop - Local martial arts instructor Teake will give a
demonstration on wushu and present the philosophy and training of wushu. Wushu
has principles similar to those of tai chi and kung fu, promotes non-violence
and utilizes coordinated movements among team members to demonstrate acrobatic
and athletic agility.
12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2
p.m. - Mommy and Me, NIHAO NEW HAVEN! The New Haven Chinese Language School hosts a
fun class for toddlers and families. Participants will learn about Chinese
traditions, sing songs, and make crafts. Recommended for pre-K and under.
12-4 p.m. - Arts and
Crafts - While you are visiting the New Haven Museum
exhibits and other Lunarfest activities, stop by the arts and crafts table in
the rotunda for hands-on fun and creativity.
on East Asian Studies at Yale University promotes
education about East Asia both in the college curricula and through lectures
and workshops, conferences, cultural events, and educational activities open to
faculty, students, K-16 educators, and the general public. Support for this day
of Chinese arts and cultural programming has been provided by a Title VI
National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Association inspires people to learn and serve
together. Founded in 1901 by graduates of Yale University, we foster long-term
relationships that improve education, health, and cultural understanding in
China and the United States. We envision a U.S.-China relationship of mutual
understanding and profound respect nurtured by collaboration among individuals
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