Media Advisory: Chinese New Year celebration at UB combines traditional and contemporary performing arts

Dancers perform as part of the Chinese New Year celebration.

Release Date: February 16, 2018 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 250 performers and volunteers will mark the arrival of the Chinese New Year with an afternoon-long celebration on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts.

The eighth annual free event, presented by UB’s Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York, is the culmination of year-round activities designed to promote a better understanding of Chinese culture.

The popular event features impressive traditional and contemporary performances that illustrate many elements of Chinese culture through music, dance, storytelling, theater and martial arts.

“This is a wonderful way to draw attention to Chinese language, culture and traditions as a unique heritage shared by our growing Chinese community with the broader Western New York community,” says Stephen Dunnett, UB professor and vice provost for international education.

“The New Year celebration provides a large and enthusiastic audience for this important cultural outreach by our Confucius Institute.”

What: A Chinese New Year celebration (The Year of the Dog)

Where: The Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre on the UB North Campus

When: Saturday, Feb. 17, from 2:30–5 p.m.

Who: The UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York

Cost: Free

Media interested in attending can contact Bruce Acker, director of UB’s Confucius Institute, for more information.

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