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University students to perform Chinese opera at Central Festival today

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PHUKET: Central Festival Phuket started off Chinese New Year celebrations in style on Sunday with a sensational ensemble of martial arts, dragon dance, folk music and Chinese opera from an all-Chinese cast of professional artisans and performers.

Celebrations will continue today with a Chinese opera and other performances from Wenzhou Medical University students.

Organized by the Confucius Institute at Phuket (CIP), Prince of Songkhla University Phuket Campus and the Confucius Institute at Burapha University, today’s performances take place at Central Festival Phuket from 2pm until 4pm.

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of CIP, which is planning a series of celebrations in the forms of performances, lectures, seminars, Chinese proficiency and talent contests.

Today’s program is as follows:

Part I
(1)Chinese kung fu Soul of Kung Fu
(2)Chinese folk music ensemble – Dun Huang
(3)Chinese flute solo – Urging His Horse on to Carry Food
(4)Classical dancing – A Sing of the Spring Rain

Part II
(1)Male solo
(2)Chinese folk music ensemble – Rhythm of Sword Dancing
(3)Yue opera – Parting at Pavilion
(4)Zheng & Calligraphy performance – Fisherman’s Song

Part III
(1)Modern dance – The Little Apple
(2)Female solo – Only You
(3)Folk dance – An Umbrella
(4)Duet erhu – Horse Racing

 

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