Wulin Hanyun Kung-Fu PerformanceSunday, Jan. 22, 5-7 p.m.Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre
The UAA Confucius Institute is honored to present a free, public celebration of traditional Chinese martial arts, music, and dance with Alaska’s first visit from the world-renowned Wulin Hanyun Performance Tour for one night only on Jan. 22, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Alaska Performing Arts Center’s Discovery Theatre. No prior registration is necessary.
Featuring students and teachers from across China, Wulin Hanyun travels the world showcasing Chinese performance art, including heart-stopping demonstrations of Tai Chi, Badunjin and Shaolin Swordplay, modern music skillfully performed on traditional instruments such as the Guzheng, and storytelling through intricate folk dance. Organized by the themes of happiness, harmony, and sharing, the evening presents ancient culture in a modern style that is exciting for the whole family.
Sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, Hanban, organized by the Education Department of Henan Province, and co-hosted by the UAA Confucius Institute, Wulin Hanyun features Chinese Kung-Fu, traditional dance, and folk music performed by students and teachers from Songshan Shaolin Wushu College, Zhengzhou University, and Henan Normal University. Since appearing in the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, Wulin Hanyun has performed on six continents for audiences of thousands. Jan. 22 will be their first performance in Alaska.
The Confucius Institute at University of Alaska Anchorage seeks to become an important center for the cultivation of Alaska-China relations, to provide expertise in Chinese language and culture training, and to be an important resource for our educational institutions. The UAA-CI mission has five folds: To promote understanding of Chinese language and culture; serve as regional center for Chinese teacher training and curriculum development; and to help address needs of the business community and the general public, while building connections and partnerships between Alaska and China.http://greenandgold.uaa.alaska.edu/blog/48806/wulin-hanyun-free-performance-kung-fu-alaska/