Chinese Cultural and Confucian Festival 2013 To Be Held At Canton’s Village Theater
Canton, MI – February 20, 2013 - The Chinese Festival Committee of the Canton Multicultural Subcommittee, in partnership with the Chinese Association of Greater Detroit (CAGD) is proud to present its first Chinese Cultural Festival at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill on Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 7-9pm. All tickets are $5 and include cultural displays, a reception and program that will entertain and educate the entire family.
While learning about Confucianism, the Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the philosopher Confucius, enjoy traditional music and dance performances coordinated and produced by the committee and CAGD.
Using traditional Chinese instruments like the guzheng, which was made popular in Confucius’ time over 2000 years ago, several award-winning players will perform exquisite music. The Peking Opera, which is a well-loved style of Chinese opera made popular during the Qing Dynasty, will be featured with its colorful instrumentals, singing, and costumes. This audio-visual spectacle is widely regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China. Full of Chinese cultural facts, the opera will give the audience a taste of Chinese culture, as well as grand stories, ornate makeup, exquisite costumes, graceful gestures, and martial arts.
Many metro Detroit-based Chinese dancing troupes will perform Chinese dances with themes ranging from the time of Confucius to Mulan to the present, and with origins from Mongolia in to the "River South" area in Southern China. Professional Chinese singers and local choirs will also perform some very popular Chinese songs.
An ancient concept from China, Tai Chi is a Chinese term for the "supreme ultimate" state. The "supreme ultimate" state generates Yin and Yang, which produce all things. The Ann Arbor and Canton Chinese Tai Chi Groups together will present a special demonstration of Tai Chi movements, involving fans.
This program is supported in part by a grant from Community Financial Credit Union. To purchase reserved seat tickets, visit CantonVillageTheater.org or phone 734/394-5460. Tickets can also be purchased one hour before the event at The Village Theater box office.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups. For additional information on this and other productions at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, call 734/394-5300 or visit CantonVillageTheater.org
Media Contacts: Jennifer Tobin, Canton Arts Coordinator –734/394-5484 or
Jennifer Provenzano, Recreation Specialist – 734/394-5497