Chinese cultural troupe woo Delhiites to celebrate 'Chinese New Year, 2017'
| Updated: Jan 22, 2017 18:29 IST
New Delhi [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): Chinese Cultural Show, Programmed by Xinjiang Art Theater Song and Dance Troupe, China took place early this week, on January 18, 2017 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. It was organised to celebrate "Chinese New Year 2017" by Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of India, in association with China National Tourist Office and India China Economic and Cultural Council. The aim of this cultural evening is to represent a slice of Chinese culture to the friends in India, and to strengthen bilateral cultural cooperation between the two nations. Chinese New Year 2017, the year of the Fire Rooster, which starts from January 28, comes with its own set of traditions to ensure a healthy as well as prosperous year ahead. Every year, a cultural evening is organized to celebrate the occasion of Chinese New Year in India. When asked, Zhang Zhihong, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of China in India said "Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional festivals in China and now is getting popular in many parts of the world. We are happy to share the joy of this traditional festival with Indian friends and for this purpose we bring Xinjiang Art Theater Song and Dance Troupe this year to India. I believe it will make Indian people know more about the diversified and rich culture of China, thus further deepening cultural cooperation and exchange between our two great countries" Adding further to the spirit of the occasion, Mohammed Saqib, Secretary General, India China Economic and Cultural Council, "I congratulate all my Chinese friends on the occasion of Chinese New Year and wish to bring more cultural troupes and artistic treasures from China to India to celebrate such occasions. I am very happy to bring Xinjiang Art Theater Song and Dance Troupe to India to perform among Indian audiences." The evening witnessed an array of performances from the Xinjiang Art Theater Song and Dance Troupe from China like Acrobatics play Diabolo- is a juggling prop consisting of a spool which will whistle while whirled and tossed on a string tied to two sticks held one on each hand. Stomping dance- is a time honored folk dance with more than two thousand year history. Hand technique- the performer adeptly uses his hand to play with and toss Sapayi. Melody of Love- the dance shows the romantic story of two happy lovers by delicate facial expression and graceful gestures. Shaking Hula Hoops- shows how performers spinning Hula hoops up in their own incredible acrobatic styles. Flower pattern waistband- waistband is the love token of Xinxiang girls. Bowl dance- is a highly regarded traditional dance with plates and bowls as props which requires varieties of skills and manifest the charming and graceful features. Kumuzi- means beautiful instrument and it becomes a part of herdsmen's life of local people. Group Dance Jula- means vivid and joyous light and is also known as a musical form from "the Twelve Muqam", a famous suite of twelve sections of classical folk music in Xinxiang. (ANI)