Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization: A Taste of Traditional Chinese Culture

China is a country rich in culture, history, and tradition; it is one of the world's oldest civilizations. This presentation by the Connecticut Chinese Cultural Association will give an overview of the essence and uniqueness of the traditional Chinese culture, how that rich tradition was interrupted, and how the authentic culture is coming back to the world stage through genuine artistic values and presentations such as those from the increasingly popular Shen Yun Performing Arts, which is scheduled to have three shows at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut in February.

The 1-hour session, presented by William Cheung, will include a slide and video presentation as well as a short Chinese dance workshop. The audience will also have hands-on experience with classical Chinese dance props like the long ribbon, waist drum, and fans. For more information, contact: Li Shao, Program Coordinator—Connecticut Chinese Culture Association, (845) 242-7203.

This program will take place on Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the main library located at 6 Monteith Drive.  Advance registration is required. Please call 860-673-6791 or register through the library’s web site at The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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