Dear Members and Friends,
In China and many Asian communities around the globe, the traditional harvest moon festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calen-dar. This year, the Moon Festival Holiday falls on September 22, 2010, Wednesday. As part of the celebration, San Antonio Chinese Alliance and East Asia Institute at UTSA are celebrating this traditional holiday by hosting the 2010 Moon Festival Gala on September 23, 2010, Thursday.
On this day, the Embrace China Performing Art Troupe is set to present a colorful and exhilarating performance of classical and contemporary Chinese music, dance, acrobatics, magic, and ventriloquy to the San Antonio audience. The Troupe brings together a team of classically trained dancers and choreographers, award-winning musicians and vocalists, one of a kind acrobats, and incredible magicians. The action-packed evening gala will take the audience from Tibetan Plateau to Mongolian steppes to Manchurian mountains, featuring a breathtaking feat of grace, beauty, strength, balance, contortion, and magic.
The ¡°Embrace China¡± All-Star Performing Art Ensemble (Ensemble) is part of the Goodwill Mission by China¡¯s Federation of Overseas Chinese to introduce Chinese culture in western countries and to convey holiday greetings to Chinese liv-ing overseas. The Ensemble is comprised of nationally and internationally renowned musicians, dancers, and artists, led by award-winning Tibetan Signer Lamcha, and the Uyghur ¡°Golden Lark¡± Mayila.
This will be an evening to experience the richness and splendor of Chinese history, culture, and arts. We invite you to bring your friends and families to the event. Tickets are limited. Suggested donation is $5-10 for each ticket. Please contact Dr. Zhongming Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information, or visit our website at www.sa-chinese.org.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N. Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78202