Energetic Chinese Cultures Rocks UCLA campus
For many UCLA village members, February 19th UCLA-CSSA Spring Festival Gala (Chinese Culture Night) will be kept in memory lasting for long time. About 300 talented student performers and staff presented an exotic, orient style, but successfully mixed with modern western factors Gala with 13 shows to about 1700 audience in UCLA’s iconic Royce Hall.
UCLACSSA annual Spring Festival Gala is one of the biggest and most prominent student-organized Chinese New Year celebration in southern California. This year’s Gala directed by Dechen Dolkar.
The Chinese Culture Night started with opening Song of “PaoHan Chuan” a Chinese traditional music ensemble originated from Shanxi Province, creating the imagery of people celebrating Chinese New Year using drum and gong. With the very Chinese style stage background and red costumes, playing different Chinese folk musical instruments, twenty four performers rocked the whole Royce Hall with joy and exciting.
The event consists of a variety of performances, ranging from traditional orchestral to acappella to other creative performances. The 2018 Gala comprise of 13 distinct performances, with the aim to create a festive atmosphere that is reminiscent of home for local Chinese people and to spread the Chinese culture.
Education consul Haiying Chai and Consul Tao Zhu from China Consulate General in Los Angeles expressed best Chinese new year’s wish to the audience.
UCLACSSA president Jubing Ge said in her speech, “with more than 4000 Chinese students and scholars in UCLA, as international students across different with global perspectives, we could and should add culture to our beautiful campus. The three key words of today’s gala are diversity, fusion and innovation.
UCLA is such a wonderful place where diversity is a core value. It is our pursuit to spread Chinese culture and facilitate the culture interaction between the U.S. and China.”
Traditional Chinese Orchestra: <Shanxi Boat>
CCDC (UCLA Chinese Cultural Dance Club): <Red Lantern>
Cfan Theater Group: <Classroom>
Tiger Yip， Mina Zhang, <South, North>
Ballroom Dance Team: 《Shape of You》
SouLA: 《Fantasia of the World》
Swag Squad: <Tadal>
Cfan Theater Group: <Zombies>
NoTwo Bros: <Red Chill Cool> Timmy Liu, Yuchen Jin
Modern Dance: 《Future On Fire》
UCI Soft Candy Band: <See You Again>
Lead vocals: Zilin Zhang (Left) , ZiTian Wang (Right)
UCLA Acoustic Guitar Club: <In My Dream>
Host and Hostess from left: Yu Ling , Jingshu Guo, Kenny Wu, Yuanming Mao, Yi Tian , Zoe Wang
From Left: UCLACSSA President JuBing Ge, Education Consul: Haiying Chai, Consul: Tao Zhu, SWCSSA Lantian Xiang
UCLACSSA President JuBing Ge
GALA Director: Dechen Dolkar (Right)
UCLA-CSSA team: ZeYu Hu, Samuel Kwan, YuanHao Yang.
Check in Desk staff with UCLACSSA President JuBing Ge (Left 2)
SWCSSA president Muhuan Lv ( Left 5) with students leaders from other universities
NotwoBros with fans
CSUNCSSA team (Right 1-3)
Well-known composer Daniel Walker (Left) and local radio anchor Di Zuo (Right)
Garnett Ge (Middle), NYFA-CSSA president Johnson Ma (Right)