Confucius Institute Events

Gala PosterFeb. 6th: Join 2016 Alfred University Chinese New Year Gala!

Date: Feb. 6th, 2016
Time: Saturday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Knight Club, Powell Campus Center, Alfred University

Program Schedule:
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Chinese Culture Experience Activities:
   • Dough Figurine, Chinese painting, Chinese song, Paper Cutting, Tai Chi, Calligraphy, Guzheng
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Dinner

Dough figurine, the art on fingertips, is a traditional Chinese folk art, which can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.). It is a tiny sculpture that uses flour and glutinous rice flour as the main raw materials. Components such as color, paraffin and honey are added and the sculpture undergoes crack control and mildew-proof processing. In the process of molding the dough, craftsmen knead, twine, rub and lift the colored dough, and then use small scissors, bamboo knives and combs among other tools to cut, carve, draw and mold the small figurines. After decorated with hair and clothes, various artistic images are created, including graceful and elegant beauties, lovely children, historical figures, living creatures and characters.

Free tickets available in Olin 211 Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at Alfred University will sponsor its annual Chinese New Year Gala in the Knight Club in Powell Campus Center to celebrate the Chinese New Year - the year of Monkey.
Guests will get the chance to participate in a variety of cultural activities like Chinese painting, calligraphy, paper-cutting, Tai Chi, guzheng performance. Also, delicious Chinese dishes will be served.

All are invited to attend our free Chinese New Year Gala!

Tel: 607-871-2762
Email: ciau@alfred.edu

 

 

 

Dumplings Poster

Nov. 20th: Join Chinese Corner to make and eat dumplings!

Date: Nov. 20th, 2015

Time: Friday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Chinese Corner, 10 Park Street, Confucius House

Cost to attend: FREE

Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) will host the annual Making-Dumplings activity on Nov. 20th at Chinese Corner. You will learn how to make the Chinese dumplings. It will be fun.

Making Dumplings 

Everyone is welcome!

Tel: 607-871-2762
Email: ciau@alfred.edu

 

 

Movie Poster

Do you want to know the popular movie in China nowadays?
Come and join us to watch a free Chinese movie this Friday, Nov. 6th

Name: Love Is Not Blind

Language: Chinese with English subtitle

Time: Friday, Nov. 6th, 3:00 – 5:00pm.

Location: 10 Park Street, Confucius House

Love Is Not Blind (失恋三十三天in Chinese) is a Chinese romantic comedy film directed by Teng Huatao which was said to be prepared specially for Nov.11—the Singles' Day in China. The film became a major commercial success in China. In the film, the main character, Huang Xiaoxian, is a 27-year-old woman who dreams of marriage. She has been in love with her boyfriend for 7 years. But she finally breaks up with him after she sees her boyfriend going shopping with her best friend intimately. Xiaoxian starts recovering from depression as the movie begins. During that period, her partner, Wang Xiaojian, helps her a lot. In the end, Xiaoxian is deeply touched by Xiaojian. She finds the one who will always keep her company within 1 metre.

Tel: 607-871-2762
Email: ciau@alfred.edu

 

Orchestra Poster

October 20th: Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra

Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) will host a Traditional Chinese Orchestra at Geneva City School.
Featuring:
Time: 6:30 pm, October 20th
Location: North Street School Auditorium, Geneva City School

Please come join free Traditional Chinese Orchestra!

Tel: 607-871-2762
Email: ciau@alfred.edu




 

 

Orchestra Poster

October 21st: Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra

Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) will host a Traditional Chinese Orchestra in Corning.
Featuring:
Time: 7:00 pm, October 21st
Location: Corning Painted Post Middle School Auditorium, Corning

Please come join free Traditional Chinese Orchestra!

Tel: 607-871-2762
Email: ciau@alfred.edu

 

 

 

 

Moon Festival Poster

Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) will host a Traditional Chinese Music Concert to celebrate the Moon Festival on September 26, 2015.

Featuring:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Union University Church Center
Concert: 7:30pm, Miller theater, Tianhan Traditional Chinese Orchestra & AU Performing Arts Faculty

Moon Festival is one of the most traditional Chinese festivals. It is a day for family reunion which takes place on the 15th day of the 8th Chinese lunar month every year. Full of joy and happiness, friends and loved ones gather to celebrate a time when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the whole year.

This year we invite you to join us. You can not only have Chinese food, but also enjoy a traditional Chinese music concert which will be presented by Tianhan Traditional Chinese Orchestra and AU performing arts faculty.

Free tickets available in Olin Building 211 Confucius Institute

Tel: 607-871-2762
Email: ciau@alfred.edu

Please come celebrate Traditional Chinese Moon Festival!



Tai Chi Poster

Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) will host the "Tai Chi and Health Conference" on October 2-3, 2015.

Featuring:
World-renowned Tai Chi Grandmaster Anren Yu, Master Guifang Liu, and Master George Samuels.
Tai Chi and health by Prof. Steve Crosby and Dr. Zhaojun Wang.
Acupuncture, Tui Na, and Acupressure by Kevin Ferst, Sarah Nelson and Chris Jordan.

Program Schedule:

Friday, October 2nd
TIME
PROGRAM
LOCATION
2:00pm
Registration
Olin
3:00pm
Welcome
Alfred University President Dr. Charles Edmondson 
Olin 302
3:30pm
Keynote:
Philosophy of Tai Chi  - Yu Anren
History and Culture of Tai Chi - Steve Crosby
Olin 302
4:30pm 
Conferees Photo: All invited
TBA
5:00pm
Dinner
Knight Club
( top floor Powell Campus Center )
7:00pm
Masters’Demos
Yu Anren
Guifang Liu
George Samuels
Olin 302

Saturday, October 3rd
TIME
PROGRAM
LOCATION
9:00am   
Breathing for Longevity
Yu Anren
(demo, and practice)
Nevins Theater (PCC)
10:00am  
Pressure Points
Chris Jordan
(lecture and demo)
10:30am 
Break
10:45am 
Art of Tai Chi
George Samuels
(lecture, demo, and practice)
11:45am
Alfred Tai Chi Group demo
12:00pm
Lunch
TBA
1:00pm
Traditional Chinese Approach to Health
Dr. Wang Zhaojun
Nevins Theater (PCC)
2:00pm
Tai Chi
Guifang Liu
(lecture, demo, and practice with
Alfred Tai Chi Group)
3:15pm
Refreshments
3:30pm
Acupuncture
Kevin Ferst and Sarah Nelson
(lecture and demo)
4:30pm 
Closing

Register here

Tel: 607-871-2762
Email: ciau@alfred.edu

Join us for this great opportunity to learn Tai Chi and to get fit!