Joining the festivities providing main stage entertainment is: a Peking Opera performance by Fang Shubo, the Canton Philharmonic Choir, the March Wind Choir, and the Michigan Chinese Choir. Audience members will also enjoy beautiful duets by Yangtzee Melody Group and the Spring Group, and the energetic sounds of the Desert Island Band. This special celebration will also include a Chinese Fashion Show, Tai Chi, and a traditional Chinese Instrumental performance by the Shangarila band.
The art of traditional Chinese folk & classical dances will be shared by Ann-Hua Chinese School, New Century Chinese group, Hua-Chin Northville Dance Group, and Chinese Dance Star featuring a Tai dance by U of M student Thomas Davis.
Event-goers can also enjoy a punch and cookie reception starting at 6 p.m. In addition, a variety of cultural displays will be available for all to enjoy in The Village Theater lobby. Tickets to this special Chinese New Year celebration are just $2 per person at the door.
Lunar New Year celebrations this year will say goodbye to the Year of the Horse and usher in another animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac - the year of the Goat. The Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For more information on the 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration other performances scheduled at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, visit www.CantonVillageTheater.org or call 734/394-5300.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Anne Jahn, Village Theater House Manager, 734/394-5308 and Jennifer Tobin, Canton Arts Coordinator, 734/394-5484.