No prior experience in Mandarin Chinese language is required. Basic Mandarin Chinese may be spoken and taught during instruction.
Sundays, March 30 – April 13, 2014
Ages 5-7 ~ 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Ages 8-13 ~ 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Session I (March 30): Inner Mongolian Dance
Session II (April 6): Uyghur Dance
Session III (April 13): Dai Dance
Members: $40 / session per student
Non-members: $50 / session per student
For more information about the workshops, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 744-8181, ext. 138.
Ling Tang is an experienced dance instructor and choreographer. She currently teaches dance through China Institute, Young Audiences New York, and Washington Performing Arts Society. Ling Tang holds an M.A. in arts administration from Columbia University, a B.A. in dance and intercultural performing arts from the University of Maryland-College Park.
LEGENDS OF CHINA ~ OUTREACH WORKSHOPS OPEN HOUSE
China Institute children and parents will get a first glimpse into our newest Outreach Workshops program, which will soon be offered as a part of the afterschool curriculum at select public and private schools in New York City.
Explore our brand new program by having your child partake in two engaging, back-to-back workshops on a Sunday afternoon, and share in their joy as they learn about two famous Chinese legends, each taught through a different lens of Chinese culture by our experienced teaching artists.
Monkey King (First session starts at 2pm; Second session starts at 3:15pm)
From one of China’s classical novels Journey to the West comes the fabled character of the Monkey King. Students will learn about courage, perseverance, cause and effect, and responsibility through this interactive retelling of the legend. They will exercise their memory, creativity and imagination through group discussions, gameplay, elementary Chinese language learning and exercises in Taichi. Students will also learn about the Buddha and some simple meditation exercises for taming their inner monkey.
The Butterfly Lovers (First session starts at 2pm; Second session starts at 3:15pm)
This workshop introduces basic Chinese dance movements and will begin with a warm-up to Chinese children’s songs followed by the teacher’s demonstration of Chinese dance excerpts and combinations inspired by the legend The Butterfly Lovers (also known as Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai). Students will learn about the history and cultural developments of Chinese dance and interact with the teaching artist by dancing with silk fans. Students will communicate and interpret meaning through movement.
For more information, please download the flyer here.
Inside we will also be holding a reception with New Year dumplings and other treats. If you sign up for one of the following language programs at our reception, you will receive a $50 discount off the tuition fee!
Sunday, February 2
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adults ~ Members: $10; Non-members: $15
Children under 12 ~ $5
for Family Workshop ticket holders
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Option 1: Paper Cutting Workshop
Option 2: Gallery Tour and Calligraphy Workshop II
1 Workshop Session
Members: $40 per family of two, $25 for individuals;
Non-members: $50 per family of two, $30 for individuals
2 Workshop Sessions
Members: $70 per family of two, $40 for individuals;
Non-members: $80 per family of two, $50 for individuals
For hundreds of years, the dumpling has been the culinary symbol of the Chinese New Year. All across northern China, families turn their kitchens into veritable dumpling factories, churning out dumplings for family banquets. The small, pork-filled dish provides a tasty and tangible expression of the good luck the family hopes for in the coming year. Participants in our workshop experience this time-honored tradition for themselves, wrapping their own dumplings and then eating the results! We’ll also offer chicken and vegetarian dumplings.
Just as we hang bell ornaments on Christmas Eve, and light the Menorah on the first night of Hanukkah, Chinese people since the Song Dynasty have been celebrating the Spring Festival by pasting couplets on each side of their doorposts. These Spring Festival couplets are generally written in calligraphy on red paper, and are used to bring good luck to the home. Join us in this traditional Chinese practice to welcome the Year of the Horse! Also enjoy a docent-led gallery tour of our current exhibition, Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art.
Celebrating a long history, paper cutting was one of the main forms of arts among people in China after the invention of paper in the Han Dynasty. People express their passion for life and eternal happiness through the intricate papercuts even until today. Learn about this unique craft and make your own papercuts with your family.
This event is a part of CelebrASIA NYC New Year’s Festivities. Members of collaborating institutions (Asia Society, Flushing Town Hall, Japan Society, The Korea Society, the Museum of Chinese in America, and the Rubin Museum of Art) can purchase member discounted tickets for this event using a promotional code. To purchase tickets using the promotional code, please contact Tracie Xiong at email@example.com or 212-744-8181, ext. 143. For information about CelebrASIA NYC visit www.celebrasia.org.
Please check back with us later in the fall for upcoming family programs. Please contact Tracie Xiong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-744-8181, ext. 143 for inquiries.
For more information and registration, please contact Tracie Xiong at 212-744-8181, ext. 143 or email@example.com.
The School of Chinese Studies has been chartered since 1944 by the University of the State of New York. The School admits students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or ethnic or national origin.