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Chinese New Year Festival

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at SAAM to begin the Year of the Dog! Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations including traditional paper cutting, an art scavenger hunt, red paper-lantern making, and panda crafts. There will also be performances by special guest artists from Chengdu, China, including traditional music, Sichuan Opera, and acrobatics. Help us “awaken the lion” and ring in the New Year!

Schedule of Performances:
11:30a—12p          Lion Awakening Ceremony and Dance
                               Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe (John Hopkins                                               University)

12:15—12:40p        Folk Music

12:50p—1:20p        Sichuan Opera Acrobatics Minority Dances
1:30p—1:55p          Folk Music

2:05p—2:40p          Sichuan Opera Acrobatics Minority Dances

2:55p—3:00p          Lion Closing Ceremony
                               Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe (John Hopkins                                               University)

The program is presented in partnership with the Chengdu Municipal Government, and the Chengdu Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the People’s Republic of China and is part of the Chinese New Year DC celebration with the Freer|Sackler and the Kennedy Center.

Photo credit: Bruce Guthrie 


February 10
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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