Ode to Spring 2011 is a festive cultural performance that celebrates the Chinese New Year. It will be held at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 12, at the University of Washington’s Meany Theater.
The event will begin with performances of dragons, lions, and rabbits dancing together. It is organized by the American Asian Performing Arts Theater (AAPAT).
The performance will feature award-winning performers from China and well-known local artists and artistic troupes.
Performers include China Art Troupe, Hengda Dance Academy, Seattle Youth Philharmonic, Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club, Northwest Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts), Seattle Peking Opera Art School, Northwest Chinese School, Seattle Chinese Singing Club, Seattle Chinese Chorus, Sound of May Choir, RNG Hip Hop Star Team, and Sunshine Modeling & Arts.
This is the first joint gala performance by Washington area artists to celebrate the Chinese New Year Spring Festival.
As a nonprofit organization, the aim of the AAPAT is to sponsor and promote Asia and its performing arts, to cultivate wide audience appreciation for Asian performing arts, and to enrich people’s cultural and artistic life. ♦
Tickets to the event can be purchased at www.AAPAT.org or by phone at 206-287-9998 or 425-830-8054.