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LUNAR NEW YEAR

WEEKEND FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

LUNAR NEW YEAR

The Chinese Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration marking the start of the new year. Join us for this annual celebration as we mark the Year of the Monkey.

 

10 am-4 pm

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY
Lucky Lanterns
Create Space

Design your own lantern with local artist, author and illustrator Jennifer DeCristoforo. She developed the Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts to share a connection with her adopted Chinese daughter's native culture.

 

11-11:45 am

PERFORMANCES
Gund Kwok: Lion Dance
Atrium

Kick off PEM's Lunar New Year celebrations with a lion dance performance by Gund Kwok, the only all-women lion dance group in the country. The Gund Kwok Lion Cubs, a group of 6- to 9-year-olds who have mastered lion dance skills, get the festivities started.

 

Noon-12:40 pm and 2-2:40 pm

Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band
Morse Auditorium

Join us for performances by young musicians who have mastered ancient Chinese string instruments.

 

Noon-12:30 pm and 2-2:30 pm

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES
Ribbon Dance
East India Marine Hall

Watch professional dancer Liwen Wang demonstrate the art of ribbon dancing. Then learn some moves as she invites audience members to take part in a short performance.

 

12:30-1 pm and 2:30-3 pm

Boston Synchrony Chinese Percussion Ensemble
Music and Drumming
East India Marine Hall

Learn more about Chinese percussion from Boston Synchrony Chinese Percussion Ensemble led by teacher and conductor Dr. Chi-Sun Chan. The ensemble performs traditional Chinese percussion music and provides demonstrations. Audience participation welcome!

 

1-1:45 pm

PERFORMANCE
Chinese Folk Art Workshop
Atrium

Members of the Chinese Folk Art Workshop, all between the ages of 12 and 18, perform Chinese dances. Also see another lion dance, drumming and the diabolo (a traditional Chinese yo-yo) in action.

 

3 pm

FILM
Little Shaolin Monks
Morse Auditorium
Recommended for ages 10 and up
Seats are first-come, first-served

Peek into the world of a group of 6- to 9-year-olds who live in the Shaolin Temple and practice the highest form of martial arts. 2007, 45 minutes, in Chinese with English subtitles

 

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