The Confucius Institute at Webster University Attends Chinese New Year Gala

Mar. 2, 2018

Webster representatives celebrate the New Year
Webster representatives celebrate the New
Year.

Representatives from the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Vice Provost Nancy Hellerud joined the St. Louis Chinese community in welcoming in the Lunar New Year on Feb. 28.

The annual New Year Gala was held at UMSL’s Touhill Performing Arts Center, with community leaders coming to St. Louis from around the Midwest.

Consul General Hong Lei of the PRC consulate in Chicago and former Missouri governor Bob Holden, kicked off the main event with speeches affirming their commitment to building strong cross-cultural ties and wishing all present good fortune in the year to come.

Guangdong Dance Performers

Gala

The event itself featured performances by artists from Guangdong, China in a variety of styles: traditional Chinese dance, Cantonese opera, modern song and dance, an acclaimed Chinese pipa player, a magician, and acrobats that combined ancient techniques with modern ballet.

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