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

<p>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.</p><separator></separator><p>The performances will feature various Chinese ethnic dances and music, particularly the dances and music of Sichuan’s Yi minority group.</p><separator></separator><p>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.</p><separator></separator><p>Arizona State University’s Confucius Institute in the School of International Letters and Cultures is sponsoring the two performances.</p><separator></separator><p>Contact the Confucius Institute at <a href=""></a&gt; or (480) 965-7179 with any questions.</p><separator></separator><p><strong>Irene Hsiao</strong><br />The ASU Chinese Language Flagship Program <br />Communications Specialist <br />(480) 727-0879</p>