Chinese New Year Cultural tour 2019

The Year of the PIG

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Available to book between 28 January – 15 February 

Artists are DBS checked

 Arts Award supporter associated with The Culture Challenge

How to book – jw@stepoutarts.co.uk. Tel: 07899 807 741

Ribbon Dance

Ribbon Dance is one of the oldest traditional Chinese dances. Originating over a thousand years ago, it became popular in the palaces of the Han dynasty (206BC – 220AD)  It was used during times of celebration. Ribbon dance is the most popular workshop welcomed in schools as the outcome is visually phenomenal.

Suitable for children all ages.

Chinese New Year Storytelling and learn to speak basic Chinese through Games

A combine art forms of Interactive Chinese New Year storytelling and leaning basic Chinese language

Relevant traditional props will be used during the storytellings and opportunity for participants to learn Chinese Language in a fun environment through movement and games. 

Suitable for children aged 4 – 9 years old. 

Kung Fu & Tai Chi 

Tai Chi is a type of exercise that contains slow graceful movements which helps improve posture and the circulation of energy in the body. Kung Fu is a form of self defense that improves physical strength and muscle development.

Suitable for children age 3+. This workshop can be delivered indoors or outdoors.

Traditional Chinese Calligraphy 

An opportunity for participants to take part in learning the traditional Chinese way of writing using selected characters and Chinese brush and ink.

Suitable for children of all ages and is delivered indoors.

Chinese Lion Dance 

Lion Dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese Culture, in which performers mimic a lions movements from within a lion costume. The workshop will contain learning the movement and steps in a group and in pairs, (as the lion dance takes two people to perform) before participants have a go with the lion prop.

Suitable for ages 7+ and workshop can be delivered indoors or outdoors.

 

 

Option of cultural event packages

  • Arts & craft workshop (1 artist. Maximum 30 children, up to 5 workshops per day)

  • Performing arts workshop (1 artist. Maximum 30 children, up to 5 workshops per day)

  • PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP -  (3 artists. Up to 5 workshops of Kung Fu/TaiChi and 5 workshops of Ribbon dance)
  • PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP -  (3 artists. Up to 5 workshops of Music and 5 workshops of Ribbon dance)

 

Some feedback from schools

“It was excellent to have male dancers.”

“Boys in particular enjoyed their characters.” Old Church nursery, Tower Hamlets.

“Feedback from staff was very positive. Those who participated in the ribbon dance workshop really enjoyed it.” Hillsgrove school, Greenwich

“The demonstration performance was fantastic. Five different schools children were just amazed by those highly trained artists. The workshop pace was very good. All children and teachers had a great time.” (Asian Music Centre, Acton)

For more information or booking inquiries, contact Jih-Wen Yeh on:

Tel: 07899 807741 or Email: jw@stepoutarts.co.uk