On February 26, Awty’s Chinese program organized another New Year celebration for both secondary school assemblies. Approximately 180 Awty students ranging from three-year-olds to seniors who study Chinese at Awty performed for their peers to welcome the Year of the Dog.
The celebration started with all Chinese students singing and dancing energetically to “The Health Song”. With intense Sichuan Opera music, a professional actress came to the stage to perform Face Changing, a unique and dramatic art form. Then the Chinese Pop Band, founded by a group of passionate Awty musicians, presented a music piece interpreting Chinese calligraphy and classic romance. The next performance was the Summer Lotus fan dance choreographed and performed by four student dancers. Splendid costumes, striking music, and beautiful movements captivated the audience. The performance by the Awty Plus students, who were dressed in red Chinese costumes, along with a green and gold lion brought a happy atmosphere to the PAAC. You could hear the audience cheering and laughing. A group of students and faculty members who practiced Tai Chi in their spare time brought their passion and skills to the stage by demonstrating nicely harmonized Tai Chi boxing and swords. The celebration ended with “Forbidden City,” performed by the Awty Band and a talented student singer.
The New Year celebration at Awty was a great opportunity for students to share happiness, connect cultures, and showcase their skills.