2015 Chinese New Year Gala held at the University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute at Boston, U.S.

[Source]    the University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute [Time]    2015-03-25 18:53:45 
 

On the evening of March 2, at the center of the University of Massachusetts Boston, a gala full of characteristics of Chinese culture was on, filling the chilly wintry air with a festive taste of Chinese New Year. Guests with different skin colors and nationalities gathered in the cheerful atmosphere and spent a warm night together.

The gala began with the best New Year’s wishes sent by the staff of the University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute at Boston, followed by a forceful Mongolian dance Girls from the Grassland that enchanted the audience with the unique charm of the ethnic group in Western China. Later on, a scroll painting of Chinese history and culture was gradually unfolded by the performances of Deep Night played with jinghu, Legend of the White Snake excerpted from the classical dance drama Powder and Paint and Beijing opera Matchmaker. The gala was pushed to an exciting climax by the art performance of Face Changing of Sichuan Opera.


The art performance of Face Changing


Dance show Girls from the Grassland


Qipao (traditional Chinese costume cheongsam) show

This New Year celebration activity provided a stage for students at the Confucius Classroom affiliated to the University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute at Boston to demonstrate their achievements in learning Chinese language and culture. An elaborately prepared Chinese Qipao (traditional Chinese costume cheongsam) show was presented by students of the Confucius Classroom at Boston Latin Academy. Teachers and students from the Confucius Classroom at Snowden International School in Boston and Boston Latin School also took active part in this New Year celebration event.

After the gala, guests exchanged their different cultural experiences in the East and the West while eating delicious Chinese food such as dumplings. Using the Confucius Institute as a medium, people with different nationalities and skin colors gathered together to share experiences, communicate ideas, understand and support each other, ringing in the New Year in a joyful atmosphere.

The University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute at Boston was founded in 2006 with seven affiliated Confucius Classrooms. It is committed to providing Chinese language and culture education and related services in Boston and its surrounding areas, which have been warmly welcomed and widely applauded by local schools and communities.

 
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