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Celebrate China!

AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON

Free | For all ages

Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 11am - 3pm

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Celebrate China!

Experience a heart-pounding lion dance performance, explore traditional Chinese painting, learn Tai Chi and make your own folding fans and paper lantern.

 

11 am–3 pm

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES
Folding Fans & Lanterns

Create a colorful paper lantern or a whimsical folding fan inspired by Mandarin Oriental, Boston's signature fan from the Peabody Essex Museum.

 

TASTING
Flavors of Tea

Discover the flavors of China by tasting an assortment of hot and iced teas as well as luscious Mandarin oranges.

 

INTERACTIVE ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
Chinese Brush Painting

Artist Yahong Shen demonstrates how traditional Chinese painting achieves its unique style through the composition of painted objects, blank spaces, calligraphy, poetry and artists' seals. Also, participate in a painting activity suitable for all ages.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITY
Barefoot Books Presents: Art, Culture and Story

Explore Chinese culture with a selection of books available for purchase from Barefoot Books.

 

11:30 am–12:30 pm

PERFORMANCE
Storytelling & Tai Chi

Storyteller Li Min Mo shares Chinese culture through a series of lively short stories, her own family's oral stories and personal accounts of growing up in China. Li Min Mo also leads participants in Tai Chi movements as she discusses this practice.

 

1:30 am–2 pm

PERFORMANCE
Lion Dance by Gund Kwok

Experience a heart-pounding lion dance performance by Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion Dance Troupe. This dance is customarily performed during the Chinese New Year to bring prosperity, good luck and peace.

 

 

 

Celebrate China! is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 617-535-8888 or visit mandarinoriental.com/boston.

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