Hangzhou Art School brings New Year greetings to Singapore
Students from Hangzhou Art School give a folk dance performance at a Chinese New Year celebration held in Chinatown in Singapore on Jan 7. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]
A group of 37 teachers and students from Hangzhou Art School began a special Spring Festival tour in Singapore on Jan 5.
The troupe will stage more than 20 shows during their 11-day stay in the Southeast Asian city-state in locations ranging from the China Cultural Centre and Chinatown square to Raffles City Shopping Centre.
The teachers and students have prepared a variety of traditional Chinese performances for the tour to extend New Year greetings to Singapore's overseas Chinese community.
The shows feature folk culture performances from several of China's many ethnic minorities, traditional and modern folk music, as well as the traditional Chinese comedy styles xiangsheng and kuaiban.
Hangzhou Art School got a chance to present some of these performances during an annual celebration for the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday, held in Singapore's Chinatown on Jan 7. The students gave several performances during the ceremony, drawing cheers and applause from the local audience.