In a highly anticipated celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Canada China Art Association will present an enchanting performance of Chinese artists at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall, at 8pm on January 16th. The Spring Festival Gala 2009 (www.springfestivalgala.ca) is an extraordinary production with stunning costumes and mesmerizing backdrops that draw the audience through a sequence of eras honouring the cultural diversity of China and sharing its beauty with the world. The China Broadcasting Performing Arts Troupe, with Members of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, will showcase seven traditional Chinese instruments. Performances include a group of young girls (from the recently affected earthquake region of Sichuan) who invoke the history of their region through traditional dance. Don’t miss the distinctive throat singing talent of the Mongolian male singing group Black Speed. Acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians make up the full cast of this truly spectacular cultural experience — for the whole family.
Tickets for the Spring Festival Gala 2009 are available from the NAC Box Office, Ticketmaster and local Chinese community outlets. Corporate seating may be arranged through the Spring Festival Gala Organizing Committee at 613-216-1243 and info@ canadachinaart.org.