Category Archives: Cultural Events

Twin Cities Chinese Forum Series — The Stone of Hope

On Sunday, April 29th Master Sculptor LEI Yixin will share the story of his latest masterpiece, the Stone of Hope and Mountain of Despair.

  • Time: 2- 4:30pm , Sunday, April 29, 2012
  • Location: North Star Ball Room, St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 (Free Parking)
  • Language: Mandarin with English Translation

Click here for additional information about the event.and to learn more about LEI Yixin.

The Dragons are Singing Tonight, Jan 26 – Feb 12, 2012

TigerLion Arts present The Dragons are Singing Tonight, Jan 26 – Feb 12, 2012 at The Southern Theater

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon!   In collaboration with the Minnesota Boychoir, Puppet Farm Arts, and Circus Juventas, TigerLion Arts presents the world premiere of The Dragons Are Singing Tonight ~ the musical tale of a nasty dragon at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.   Premiering just after the Chinese New Year in January 2012, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is a new musical based on the well-loved book of dragon poems by US Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky.  

For more info about the show and ordering tickets, see http://tigerlion.org/dragons/index.php .

Year of the Dragon Celebration Dec. 18

Year of the Dragon Celebration, Sun, Dec 18 12-pm, The Great Hall, St Paul.

FREE admission for the festivity performances, additional charges for children games and food.

Celebrate the once of life time as “Water Dragon” year, with non-stop wonders of acrobatic and dance performances, along with Chinese story-telling, calligraphy, movies, craft makings, carnival games, and Chinese costume try-on, the whole day is a real authentic festival in Chinese style. For more info, see http://www.panasianartsalliance.org/ .

Fenmo: The Beauty of the Acrobatics Dec. 16

Fenmo: The Beauty of the Acrobatics, Fri Dec 16 and Sat Dec 17 at 7:30pm, Burnsville Performing Art Center

With a special promo code as “AMA”, you will receive 50% discount for $15/per ticket.

100-min non-stop excitement – “Fenmo – The Beauty of the Acrobatics”, produced by China Wuqiao Acrobatic Troupe – the birthplace of the Chinese Acrobatic. The show will include many spectacular acrobatic acts like: Lion Dance, Bench Stacking, Juggling, Air Acrobatics, Flower Pot Stacking, Changing Faces, Rolling Lanterns, Straw hat Juggling, Hoop Jumping, and Martial Arts. For more info about ordering tickets, see http://www.panasianartsalliance.org/ .

XinXing students invited to perform with Minhua Chorus

On October 29, Minhua Chorus will celebrate its 20th anniversary.   They invited XinXing Academy students to sing a song as part of the performance.   

All grade 3 and grade 4 students will learn this song and another song for the last bow.   The music teacher will start teaching these two songs next week.   We highly recommend that you support your child(ren) to join this performance.

The practice will be at school during the music class, and the performance will conducted by our music teacher Linda Schwitzer.   On the day of performance, Oct.29, it will have a dress rehearsal, most likely will be in the afternoon, and the show will start at 7:30 pm, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium.

All XinXing parents are invited to watch this show.   The ticket is $12 adults, and $10 for students .   You may give the check to the classroom teachers in a envelop with your name and number of tickets.   Please make the check payable to “Minhua Chorus”.   The deadline for purchase the tickets is Oct. 7, 2011.

Again, thank you for support our students in participating the cultural events like this.   It will be a great opportunity for your child to understand and learn Chinese culture.

Check out Twin Cities Public TV in May

Check out Twin Cities Public TV in May – Globe Trekker Series featuring Central China. Megan McCormick explores Shanghai, where she tries her hand at contortionism with the famous acrobats.   She learns about the silk trade in Suzhou, travels by train through the Yellow Mountains, fishes the Yangtze River, visits the caves at Dazu and marvels at the Terracotta Army in X’ian.

For scheduled times, see http://www.tpt.org/?a=programs#10343.