Chinese New Year Cultural Workshops 2014

The Year of the Horse
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Available to book between:  20th January – 14th February 2014.

Option of workshops (see below) 

How to book email : Jih Wen Yeh jw@stepoutarts.co.uk 
tel: 07899 807 741


Ribbon Dance

Ribbon Dance is one of the most popular Chinese folk dances. It originated from India and followed trade to China and has since become an integrated part of Chinese culture. It was even included in the Olympic opening ceremony.  It is the most popular workshop welcomed in schools as the outcome is visually phenomenal.

Suitable for children of all ages and can be delivered indoors or outdoors.

 

Chinese New Year Storytelling 

Interactive Chinese New Year storytelling, with a view to teaching some basic Chinese words and phases.  Relevant traditional props will be used during the storytelling.

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.
Photo by Jui – Wei Hung

 

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.

 

 

 

Chinese Horoscope / Horse Lanterns

Transforming paper lanterns into decorative traditional Chinese horoscope animals using various traditional paper sculpting techniques, this year we will be working on the theme of horse.  Suitable for children aged 5+.

Image Copyright Tsai & Yoshikawa

 

 

 

Chinese Music

Through demonstration and introduction of each instrument, children have opportunities to have hands on experience with various traditional Chinese instruments.

 

Suitable for children aged 4 – 11 years old.

 

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.

Photo by David Ball

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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 were 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 enquiries, contact Jih-Wen Yeh on:
Tel: 07899 807741 or Email: jw@stepoutarts.co.uk.
www.stepoutarts.co.uk

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