The Department of Asian Studies hosts their 11th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration to celebrate the year of the Horse! This was an event featuring heritage and non-heritage students in Asia Studies performing in skits, songs, dances, and comedic acts.
There was free lunch with consisted of an assortment of Traditional Chinese Food and also Cultural Booths where attendees got to participate in Chinese Calligraphy, crafts, and a dress up photo booth station. I even made a few of my own Chinese knots to take home with me.
Bian Lian, translated as “face change” was one of the featured performance. This is a vibrant and dramatic traditional Chinese Dance where the performer would surprise the audience by magically changing their faces to different colored masks!
There was also performance by the UBC ensemble featuring Gavin Zhang (back) and Jeff Pai (front) sharing their talents and performing a solo. This was a highly impressive performance and I wish I could go see them again!
On behalf of UBC Events, we would like to wish everybody a happy, healthy and wealthy year of the Horse! Gung Hay, Gung Hay!