The Year of the Rooster will kick off with a colourful splash of Chinese culture. More than 20 young performers from the renowned Zhejiang University Wenqin Art Troupe will showcase an ancient civilisation with a modern twist in a spectacular collage of dance, music and martial arts.
The Troupe has performed at the UN Headquarters in the US, the 2016 G20 meeting in China and throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.
Wenqin will perform at the Australia China Business Council gala dinner at Crown Ballroom on 16th February – one of the biggest events on the Sino-WA social calendar. Public performances will follow in Mandurah and Bunbury with the final opportunity to experience Wenqin at Penrhos College’s state of the art Rixon Theatre on Monday 20th February.
While in Perth, the troupe will also work with more than 1200 students from 12 schools in a series of workshops designed to give WA students a chance to watch part of a performance and then talk to the performers about their craft. Interpreters will help to explain the stories, music, instruments and costumes used.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between Western Australia and Zhejiang Province. This very special tour is proudly supported by the State Government and the Confucius Institute at UWA.
Saturday 18th February 2017, 7pm
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Sunday 19th Feb 2017, 3pm
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Monday 20th February, 7pm
Penrhos College Rixon Theatre, South Perth
Tickets: http://www.penrhos.wa.edu.au/community/book-tickets.html (Ticket sales commence last week in January)
For more about the expanded 2017 program for Chinese New Year in Perth please visit: http://www.cny.wa.gov.au/index.cmf