Schedule of Events
Saturday Feb 1, 2014 11 AM — 3 PM
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Chinese New Year–inspired Art Activities
11:30 a.m. – noon: Lion Dance, Folk Dance, and Chinese Yo-Yo Performance by the Chinese American Community Center Lion and Folk Dance Troupe and Yo-Yo Club
Noon – 2:00 p.m.: Chinese Dough Figuring & Painted Chinese Opera Mask Demonstrations
Noon – 3:00 p.m.: Chinese Calligraphy
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Taiwanese Amis Aboriginal Dance
The Third Prince
The Third Prince performed by TAANY Techno Santaizi Troupe
Santaizi, which in Mandarin means "Third Prince", is a traditional Temple God figure worshipped as a protector and defender of justice. He has gained enormous popularity in recent years through the phenomenon of "Techno Third Prince", which is the use of Santaizi in musical performances featuring Techno and other types of popular music. Techno Santaizi dance symbolizes the vibrancy, vitality, and creativity of modern Taiwanese culture and identity has become a cultural icon recognized worldwide.
The TAANY Techno Santaizi Troupe, sponsored by the Taiwanese American Association of New York, consists of students and young professionals from various backgrounds. The Troupe has performed at a variety of events such as the New York Times Travel Show, the Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar, Taiwan Day at the New York Mets' Citi Field, the Smithsonian's "Musem Day Live!" at Grand Central Terminal, New York City's Summer Street Festival, and NYC's annual celebration of Taiwanese American Heritage on Union Square, Passport to Taiwan.
A Taiwanese Indigenous Dance
As a celebration to kickoff Lunar New Year of 2014, Yung-Li, Artistic Director of YUNG-LI DANCE, has choreographed a contemporary Taiwanese Amis dance for the Delaware Art Museum. Six dancers wearing hand-made Amis costume shipped from Taiwan dancing to the festive tribal music sung by Taiwanese indigenous musicians, the experience will take you across the continents to Taiwan and keep you spirited through the year. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to get to know this beautiful island's culture.
This program is presented in conjunction with Delaware Art Museum and supported by the Chinese American Community Center (CACC) and the Chinese School of Delaware. Special performances and demonstrations by Yung-Li Dance, the CACC Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and students from Wilmington Friends School. Photographs provided by Bill Tsai and Yung-Li Dance. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided through HCCA from TECRO, Culture Center of TECRO and the Ministry of Culture.
About the Delaware Art Museum
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.
The Delaware Art Museum, located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806, is open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4:00 p.m. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19 – 59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7 – 18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived every Sunday. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit the website at delart.org .