Golden Rooster Heralds the Approach of Spring While Good Fortune Comes through Opened Doors－Confucius Institute at Kyiv National Linguistic University Holds its 2017 New Year Opening Day &Art Shows
On Feb. 16th local time, amidst the festive mood of the Spring Festival of the Year of Rooster, the Confucius Institute at Kyiv National Linguistic University held the "Golden Rooster Heralds the Approach of Spring and Good Fortune Comes through Opened Doors"－2017 New Year Opening Day & Art Show with the arrival of Maslenitsa and the spring semester in Ukraine. Students of the Confucius Institute, art troupe of the university, the band "Laundry", overseas Chinese students and others presented a colorful show to local people. Students of the Confucius Institute hosted the show in both Chinese and Ukrainian.
Students of the Confucius Institute hosting the show in both Chinese and Ukrainian
During the show, Iryna Sieliakova, Vice-Chancellor of Kyiv National Linguistic University, extended her New Year greetings to the audience and fully affirmed the work of the Confucius Institute. "The door of the Confucius Institute is open to all those who are interested and have good wishes. We welcome more people to study at the Confucius Institute to learn Chinese and the Chinese culture," she said.
Singing and playing Jasmine
Song The Silk Road
Dance Rolling up Pearl Curtain
Chinese songs Jasmine, The Silk Road, and Passionate Land, dances Rolling up Pearl Curtain, Little Apple and Blue-and-White Rhyme, Ukrainian songs and dances Marching with Festive Rhythm and Holiday is Coming, Let’s Jump!, piano performance Chopin Fantasie-Impromptu, mini-scene A Traditional Chinese Wedding, comedies A Chinese Class and Fashion Show-A Journey of Global Fashion, recitation The Three-Character Classic, martial arts and other shows that integrated Chinese and Ukrainian elements, received rounds of applause from the audience. In the end, the hook-on singing by teachers and students of the Confucius Institute pushed the atmosphere to a climax.
Fan dance Blue-and-White Rhyme
Holiday is Coming, Let’s Jump! by the band Laundry
Martial arts show
The show also exhibited the rooster paintings of the Ukrainian Petrykivka Art which were inscribed on the Representative List of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Rooster paintings of the Ukrainian Petrykivka Art
Rooster painting of the Ukrainian Petrykivka Art
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Ukraine. In his speech, Shi Yajun, Director of the Confucius Institute, pointed out that the event witnesses the opening of the series of cultural exchanges and academic seminars to be hosted by the Confucius Institute within the framework of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations. He also announced the establishment of the Students Friendship Association of the Confucius Institute at Kyiv National Linguistic University that aims to have more and more people join in the construction of the Confucius Institute and contribute to the development of China-Ukraine relations via integrating the student resources of the Confucius Institute.
A group photo
People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, Legal Daily and other mainstream media covered the event.
Story by Zhu Jingtao
Photos by Jia Yaocheng, Xiao Chenglin