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A Glimpse of China - Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series and produced in partnership with Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC).

In 2022, Seattle Center Festál is celebrating 25 years of stories and traditions. The theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities.

The festival will take place virtually on Saturday, May 21st at 12pm PST and available to watch on WCACC Facebook, Seattle Center Facebook, and Seattle Center YouTube.

The festival explores traditional and contemporary influences of China, covering 5,000 years of history through folk dances, artwork, dance, and more!

WHERE TO WATCH:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Time Performer
12:00pm Welcome to 2022 A Gimpse of China, featuring community activities during COVID
12:05pm Chinese Drumming & Music by Seattle Chinese Orchestra
12:20pm Martial Arts Performance by International Wudang Martial Arts Academy
12:40pm Chinese Music Played on Western Instrument by Zhenlun Cello Ensemble
12:50pm Chinese Traditional & Ethnic Dance by Seattle Chinese Dance Academy
1:05pm Chinese Tea Ceremony – Diancha by Ms. Zuo Fan
1:10pm The Making of a Chinese Chair - Ming Dynasty Furniture by Changzhou Yuantang, China
1:15pm Chang’an Fantasy - Ghost patrol in ancient Chinese instrument & costumes by Zi De Guqin Studio 
1:20pm Chinese Wushu & Taichi by Yijiao Hong’s Wushu & Taichi Academy
1:35pm End of Program


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Seattle Center Festál presents A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture & Arts Festival in partnership with Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC). The festival explores traditional and contemporary influences of China, covering 5,000 years of history through folk dances, artwork, dance, and more! 

HISTORY

Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to foster understanding, friendship, and opportunities between local Chinese and American communities.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Chinese is the most difficult language in the world.
  • Fortune cookies were not invented in China and served at all restaurants.
  • There are not just two dialects (Cantonese or Mandarin) in China.
Learn more about Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC).
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