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Chinese dance troupe rings in new year with Sichuan's ethnic dances

January 19, 2011

Sichuan University’s Chinese Folk Music and Dance Celebration will be held on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 at Arizona State University and at Rhodes Junior High.

The performances will feature various Chinese ethnic dances and music, particularly the dances and music of Sichuan’s Yi minority group.

The opening acts will also celebrate Chinese New Year, which is based on the lunar calendar. The first performance will be on the Hayden Lawn at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 21. The second and third performances will be held on Jan. 22 at Rhodes Junior High, 1860 S. Longmore in Mesa. The second performance will be at 3 p.m. and the third performance will be at 7 p.m.

Arizona State University’s Confucius Institute in the School of International Letters and Cultures is sponsoring the two performances.

Contact the Confucius Institute at or (480) 965-7179 with any questions.

Irene Hsiao
The ASU Chinese Language Flagship Program
Communications Specialist
(480) 727-0879