This event is free and unticketed
Lunar New Year
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Lunar New Year Celebration

with Cai Xi of the Asian Cultural Center of Vermont
February 11, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Youth & Families season. This is an archived view.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese calligraphy, tai chi, traditional Chinese dance and an authentic dragon dance.

23/24 Youth & Families

Lunar New Year—also referred to as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (chunjie 春节), as Korean New Year (Seol Lal 설날) and Tết in Vietnamese culture—marks the coming of spring and the planting, harvests and new beginnings it brings. 

Join us to welcome the Lunar New Year with traditional Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi and traditional Chinese dance. The celebration will conclude with a dragon dance featuring a giant 12-person puppet dragon! Participants will help the dragon dance on the streets of Hanover. This year marks the beginning of the year of the dragon which symbolizes strength, luck and health. 

Dragon Dance
The celebration continues with a dragon dance through the Dartmouth campus at 12:30 pm. We will parade the dragon on the Dartmouth green, through the Collis Center and the Berry-Baker library. Please sign up here if you would like to participate and help us parade and operate the dragon on campus. Meet in front of the Collis Center at 12:30 pm.

This event is recommended for ages 5 and up, but children younger than 5 can participate with adult assistance.
No tickets are needed for this event. All are welcome. 

Cai Xi is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Asian Cultural Center of Vermont, the Owner/Curator/Chef of C.X. Silver Gallery and Cai's Dim Sum Catering, and a language instructor at The Putney School. She has been doing Chinese cultural and arts performances and individualized instruction for three decades. Her residencies have taken place at statewide arts events, schools, summer programs, teacher training workshops and community festivals. Cai's versatility in artmaking includes traditional Chinese brush, ink and calligraphy, abstract performance action painting, luminous landscapes, monumental portraits, mixed media installations, and socially engaged art. Her work has been presented in Boston, Manchester and across Vermont and has been filmed live for public television, Brattleboro Community TV and New York's WNYE. 

Richard Move
2023/24 Season

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