DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dragon – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, with performances by the Wenqin Performing Arts Group of Zhejiang University.
The group from Hangzhou, China, will be part of a larger celebration that will include the ballet performance of The White-Haired Girl and two martial arts performances by Dai Haibin of Chengdu University.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in the UNH Johnson Theater on the Durham campus. The events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets.
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Established in October 2010, the UNH Confucius Institute is a nonprofit educational institution housed in the College of Liberal Arts. A partnership between Chengdu University in Sichuan Province, China, and UNH, the institute offers a wide array of Chinese language and culture courses at UNH.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.
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The Wenqin Performing Arts Group of Zhejiang University will perform at the UNH celebration.