Confucius Institute at University of Adelaide Joins Hands with Community of Unley to Celebrate Chinese Films Day and UN Chinese Language Day

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, Australia [Time]    2019-04-28 11:25:05 

On April 12th, the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide and the Community Center of Unley jointly organized activities to celebrate Chinese Films Day and UN Chinese Language Day, which attracted more than 300 local people to participate in and to experience. It is one of the activities of “Chinese Culture into Community” launched by the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide in 2019.

The activity began with a traditional Chinese instrument ensemble “Deep Night”. The fresh and soft melody of the zither intertwined with the clanging drum beats, which brought the beauty of Chinese classical music to the audience. The Chinese dance “Rain Falling upon Xiaoxiang” and “the Door of Luck Opens” brought by the Australian Art Troupe showed different styles and the calisthenics were full of vigor, which made the atmosphere reach to a climax.

Instrument ensemble “Deep Night”


The children chorus sang Chinese ancient poems led by singer Abao, which fully demonstrated the combination of Chinese traditional poetry and modern western instruments. A troupe called “Ode to Joy” performed the melodious and tactful Hulusi music, conveying unique customs of Chinese minorities and reflecting the diversity of Chinese culture. The audience was also amazed by Chinese Kungfu show. Many children came to the stage to learn Chinese Kungfu with teachers during the interaction.

Hulusi performance

Martial arts performance

The Shanxi Chamber of Commerce, a local Chinese association, made its first appearance at the activities of the Confucius Institute, showing paper-cut and clay sculptures of Shanxi to the community. The representative from a Shanxi noodle restaurant also talked about the origin and development of Shanxi shaved noodles and invited the audience to experience traditional shaved noodles and Chinese food culture.

Intangible cultural heritage of Shanxi

During the event, Chinese traditional paper-cut, Chinese knot, calligraphy and Chinese painting and other Chinese cultural workshops were popular among the people of South Australia. In these activities, “taking a photo in Han-style clothing” and “listening to panda and Mulan telling story” launched by the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide for the first time attracted plenty of attention.

Experiencing paper-cutting

Experiencing making Chinese knots

In the Han-style clothing experiencing zone, the volunteers of the Confucius Institute introduced Chinese ancient clothing and helped foreigners try them on. These foreign friends were also invited to take photos in front of sceneries of “the Great Wall”, “the Forbidden City” and “the Confucian Temple”. The elegant Han-style clothing and the novel interactive activities attracted many local people to experience.

Trying Han-style clothing on

The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide has carefully selected bilingual storybooks for children in order to make more children in community to understand Chinese traditional culture. Dressed up as “Mulan" and "Panda”, volunteers told children stories with rich feelings, which attracted many children to stop and listen.

All the staff

After the event, Carly H, Head of Community of Unley, expressed her sincere thanks to the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide. She said, “Your cultural activities and performances are brilliant and fascinating. We look forward to more cultural activities in cooperation between the two sides.”