Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

Grand Performance for the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institute at SF State

       Sept. 26, 2015. By the time of traditional Mid-autumn Festival, CI at SF State witnessed its 10th anniversary with over 700 audiences at McKenna Theater at San Francisco State University.

       Chinese Consul General to San Francisco Luo Linquan, Education Consul Li Renzhu, Vice President of SF State Dr. Luoluo Hong, Superintendents from local school districts, principals, teachers, Alumni Association of Beijing Normal University all attended this grand celebration. Director Jiaxin Xie presented to all the VIPs an album of 10th anniversary and a collection of selected research essays.

       Vice President Zhang Qiang leads Beijing Normal University Youth Art Troupe with 20 students presenting an hour-long Chinese culture performance. It is composed of 5 parts in accordance with 5 musical notes in traditional Chinese music. Traditional folk dance, musical instruments, calligraphy, singing, Kong Fu and Costume Show, filled the theater with applauses and excitements. Audiences are very much impressed by authentic Chinese culture and the sophisticated performances by Chinese young college students.

       The whole celebration ended in photo taking and happy interaction between the performers and audiences. There will be two more performances in the next two day in CISFSU affiliated Confucius Classrooms.




Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

旧金山州大孔院成立十周年文艺巡演
“东方之韵,华美之恒 ”精彩上演

       “海上生明月,天涯共此时”,当地时间9月26日,正值中国中秋佳节之时,旧金山州立大学孔子学院继9月12日庆祝十周年开幕式暨学术报告会后,在主校区举行盛大的十周年庆祝活动。中国驻旧金山总领事罗林泉,领事李韧竹,旧金山州大副校长Luoluo Hong、北加州学区负责人以及来自各大学的知名学者、当地华人华侨、当地北师大校友分会、孔院师生700多人参加了活动。

       合作院校北京师范大学派出强大阵容,由副校长张强率领的“东方之韵,华美之恒”巡演团,为庆典带来了一场精彩的演出。

       下午两点半,嘉宾们在礼仪小姐的带领下来到会议接待室,州大孔院院长谢家新代表孔院感谢大家多年来对孔子学院的理解、支持和帮助,并向贵宾们赠送了十周年纪念画册和纪念论文集。

       下午三点,庆祝活动在旧金山州大McKenna Theater举行,谢家新院长主持庆祝活动,旧金山州大副校长Luoluo Hong代表旧金山州大致辞,她对北师大副校长张强一行的到来表示热烈欢迎,对孔子学院总部在发展孔子学院和孔子课堂,促进中美文化交流方面做出的成就给予高度评价,充分肯定了州大孔院十年来在北加州地区的汉语教学,文化交流,社区合作等方面做出的巨大贡献,她表示今后将一如既往地支持孔子学院在州大和北加州地区的工作。北师大副校长张强高度赞扬了旧金山州大孔院十年来取得的成就,并感谢中国驻旧金山总领馆、旧金山州大以及社会各界对州大孔子学院的关心和支持。罗林泉总领事介绍了中美合作的前景,热情鼓励美国学生学好汉语,理解中国文化,做中美两国人民相互沟通、相互信任的桥梁。北加州学区的负责人在致辞中感谢孔子学院总部、州大孔院在孔子课堂建设,师资培训,教学资源配送等方面给予的大力支持。

       北师大巡演团的演出历时一小时20分钟,整场演出由五个华章组成:《宫·华夏之韵》、《商·炫彩华章》、《角·互动你我》、《徵·乐舞青春》、《羽·四海齐鸣”》。开场舞蹈与武术的融合,展示了“东方神韵”的柔美与刚强,给观众耳目一新。接下来的《青花瓷》,在优美的琴声中,演员挥毫运墨,一幅遒劲俊美的中国书法艺术展现在观众面前。京剧《四郎探母》,高亢的唱腔迎来阵阵喝彩声。武术《棍舞龙魂》,飞舞的长棍犹如龙蛇出动,时而盘旋,时而腾跃,引得小观众们跃跃欲试。

       《汉服》的姑娘们以柔美的舞姿,精致的汉服,典雅的礼仪动作,带领全场观众仿佛穿越到礼仪之邦的古老中国。

       演出中间的互动环节,小观众们纷纷涌上舞台,跟着武术教练练起了拳脚,引得台下观众笑声不断。

       下午五点,主校区的庆祝活动在《四海齐唱》歌声中徐徐落下帷幕。台上台下,观众、演员纷纷摄影留念。

       接下来的27、28日,州大孔院的庆祝活动还将在下属孔子课堂举行,北师大巡演团将在北加州地区的孔子课堂进行两场演出。


(旧金山州立大学孔子学院供稿)