Confucius Institute Events

Oct.25 – Chinese Culture Day:

Dragon Dance, Taichi Performance
Location:On the lawn between Powell and Howell
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Students of Chinese 101: Dragon Dance
Taichi Group of Alfred Community: Taichi Performance
Cost to Attend: Free/Open to the public
Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture.  It is most often seen in festive celebrations.  Dragons are believed to bring good luck to people, together with great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness.  During the Dance, 12-14 performers will be holding the dragon up on poles. They will raise and lower the Dragon making the movement as they wind through the crowds to the sounds of horns, drums and gongs.The Taichi Group of Alfred Community will practice different sets of Taichi: the 24-Step sequence, the Five-Animal exercises and the Youlong Quan. The slow, soft and continuously flowing movements Tai Chi, is not only an ancient martial art, but also has been widely acknowledged as an effective health exercise, and the cultivation of one's internal energy. The number of Taichi learners in our Alfred-area is over 60.

Tea Ceremony & Tasting, Chinese Calligraphy
Location:Knight Club
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost to Attend: Free/Open to public

Concert “East Meets West”
Location: Miller Theater, Miller Performing Arts Center
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
East Meets West, a Festifall collaboration of the AU Music Department and the Confucius Institute with Chinese music played by the AU Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Chorus. Free admission.