Friday, January 20, 2012
Year of the Dragonettes
Sneaked out of work for an hour to attend the school's Chinese New Year show, which I've got to say was very good - even informative! Kicked off with a traditional Lion Dance, then various classes - all dressed in Chinoiserie - sang songs & told stories in basic Chinese. There was an 'ancient fashion show' of traditional costumes where the audience had to identify the correct dynasty (set to, I noted, Byrne & Sakamoto's The Last Emperor music), the results of a mask painting competition and one of Alyssa's classmates, Hilary, performed a beautiful piece, Liuyang River, on the guqin. Nice to see the school taking Chinese culture seriously and all the children making a big effort and enjoying it. And it was packed out.