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9/23/2010



    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 wuz@uthscsa.edu for ticket information, or visit our website at www.sa-chinese.org.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
7:00pm¡ª9:00pm
The Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N. Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78202

 


Welcome Dinner at China Harbor for Embrace China Performing Arts Troupe

You are cordially invited to a welcome dinner for the ¡°Embrace China¡± Performing Arts Troupe on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at China Harbor Restaurant No. 4 @ N281, hosted by San Antonio Chinese Choir and San Antonio Chinese Orchestra. The ¡°Embrace China¡± Performing Art 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 living 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. The Ensemble also features a team of talented performers from China¡¯s Coal Miners Performing Arts Group including ventriloquists Xu Guoli and Fan Bingqiang, the acrobat Ma Yufang, and musician Liang Yong.

We strongly encourage our members and friends to take advantage of this opportunity to dine and mingle with these Chinese celebrities, and even take a sneak preview of their gala performance on Thursday, 9/23/2010 at the Carver Community Cultural Center. We still have some tickets left for the Gala for a suggested donation of $10 each. Tickets are limited.

We thank the sponsorship of China Harbor Restaurant No.4 @ N281.

Time: 6:00pm¨C10:00pm
Date: Wednesday, 9/22/2010
Location: China Harbor Chinese Restaurant No.4 @ N.281
Cost: Standard Dinner Buffet Rate payable to China Harbor