Chinese New Year
Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University February 4, 2017
Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language International Council (Hanban), the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University was established in August 2008.
Hanban is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization in China. The Confucius Institute helps to better prepare CSU students, Northeast Ohio K-12 school students, and members of the community at large in terms of learning Chinese language and developing an understanding of China's arts and culture. It also serves as a bridge to connect Cleveland State University and local business community to related Chinese institutions for academic and business cooperation.
The Confucius Institute hosted a celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday February 4, 2017.
The hall was packed for the performances.
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The program began with the Master and Mistress of Ceremonies welcoming the crowd and explaining the program.
Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center performed a Qiao Ya Chinese Dance.
Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center
Aerys Scott sang a Chinese New Year Song.
Lewis Zou performed a piano solo called Colored Clouds chasing the Moon.
Westlake Chinese Cultural Association performed Boat Tracker's Love.
Wayne Nieh performed Tears of Wasted Mountain.
Great Wall Enrichment Center members performed Jasmine Flower on violins and piano.
Shenee King performed The Resilient dance.
Pianist and violinist from Westlake Chinese Culture Association performed the Joy of Spring.
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Members of the Westlake Chinese Culture Association performed 32 style Taiji Sword.
Westlake Chinese Culture Association
Zijuan Fan performed Spring at Snow Mountain on guzheng.
Zijuan Fan on guzheng
Wenzhu Sun performed a modern hip hop urban dance mashup.
Youngsters from Campus International School performed Ma Lan Yao.
Youngsters from Campus International School
Antonio Torres performed Life in Motion acrobatics.
Morgan Pychowycz performed Perfect World solo dance.
The last performance was by Great Wall Enrichment Center students who performed a martial arts Kung Fu demonstration.
Great Wall Enrichment Center students Kung Fu demo
At the end of the performances, Board Chairman Anthony Yen and Associate Director Xuhong Zhang, gave awards to the performers.
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