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Chinese ‘Mid-Autumn Festival’, At UNH (Durham), By The ‘Confucius Institute’ — September 13, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Another GALA success for the UNHConfucius Institute’ — after the widely acclaimed & heavily attended ‘paper umbrella making‘ workshop in January this year (ahead of the Chinese New Year). This too was packed; very festive, very musical (with UNH’s President, Dr. James Dean getting thing rolling), sustenance-loaded, celebratory and a lot of fun. Bravo, yet again, Dr. Yige Wang & Dr. Yaling Liu, and the ever hospitable ‘Confucius Institute’.

We were honored with the presence of the new UNH President, the very personable (and musically talented) Dr. James Dean, and the impressive Dr. Michele Dillon, Dean of UNH’s College of Liberal Arts. It happened to be Dr. Dillon’s birthday. So, there was a trumpet fanfare & ‘Happy Birthday‘ and birthday cake big enough to feed the whole crowd. That was a bonus.

I was lucky enough to have seen the Oyster River students perform, in Chinese, when I was there for the umbrella event. I was looking forward to seeing them again knowing that they had performed, to standing ovations, in China in the interim. They were brilliant. We also were treated to a performance of ‘Moon River’ by Professor Gunlogson & one of her students.

The buffet dinner, as ever, was outstanding. I don’t think anybody went hungry. We sure didn’t.

The Moon Cake making was fun — I am told. I personally did not partake. I was busy taking pictures. But, I could see and tell that folks were having a ball. And then the ultimate accolade. As we were leaving Teischan said “that was fun“! To say that, that coming from her, is indeed rare and high-praise would be an understatement. She is mega-fussy. I can’t remember the last time I have heard her say that. Wow. Please trust me on this. If Teischan thought that it was fun, it had to have been extremely special.

Thank you, ‘Confucius Institute’. You folks always do us all proud.



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University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, Chinese New Year 2014 Gala January 29, 2014 Was Exquisite. Bravo.

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The program. Click to ENLARGE.

The program. Click to ENLARGE.


The amazing, incredibly talented cast — these folks were friendly, good looking, had great teeth and, what I noticed the most, had a great sense of humor.

Celloist Yi Zhou from the ‘Central Music Conservatory of China’. She played on the soundtrack of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’. I was impressed given that I have seen the movie at least 3 times. Suffice to say, she was GOOD.

From ‘Peking Opera’. Wow!

They invited everybody up on the stage after the performance to meet the cast. I told you. They were friendly, VERY CONFIDENT, very outgoing and a load of fun. Who is that guy stage right wearing a long scarf.

This 'Face-Changing' dance was beyond incredible. I have never seen anything like that. No wonder. Only the 3rd time this dance has been performed in the U.S. We felt privileged. Click to watch YouTube video -- which really doesn't do it the fully justice it deserves.

This ‘Face-Changing’ dance was beyond incredible. I have never seen anything like that. No wonder. Only the 3rd time this dance has been performed in the U.S. We felt privileged. Click to watch YouTube video — which really doesn’t do it the fully justice it deserves.

‘Blue Orchid in the Rain’ dance by Xiaowan Yan. Compelling.

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I can’t tell you, enough, how glad I am that we went. It was a privilege.

This was so, so good. I was so impressed. Wow.

The 4th year they are doing it and this year they had to do 2 performances
to cater for the demand. It was a full house.

We have a few more videos that we will upload to YouTube.

There is a performance tonight. Suspect that it is sold out.

This was beyond good.

This was the face of the new,
resurgent, ultra-confident,
smile-on-their-faces,
21st century China.

They sure are taking the World by storm.

Happy New Year.

Year of the Horse.


Happy Chinese New Year 2014 (Year of the Horse)

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University of New Hampshire (UNH),

Durham, Chinese New Year, 2014, Gala, Jan. 29, 2014, 
by the The Confucius Institute at UNH (CI-UNH).

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Happy New Year.

The Gala was BRILLIANT.

Exquisite.

What talent.

WOW. WOW. WOW.

More on the gala later.

The gala was definitely the right way to kick off the year.

They now do it every year. Must remember.


Chinese New Year 2014 (Year of the Horse): Free Gala Event At University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, This Week.

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I happened to find this, serendipitously, last night.
I am always on the look out to see if and when places in New Hampshire,
as opposed to Boston,
will start celebrating Chinese New Year.

This is wonderful news. Bravo, UNH.

Bravo The Confucius Institute at UNH (CI-UNH).

Looks very impressive and compelling. Furthermore the price is just right.
FREE.

UNH is doing this gala in conjunction with Chengdu University (CDU)
in China
and the Chinese Hanban cultural institute.

So they will have TOP artist from both the U.S. and China.

Check out the program

Two performances: Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30.

Take the kids. This will be entertaining and educational.

Boston, watch out. Here comes UNH.