中国文化日 The Chinese Cultural Day

Tasmania Chinese School Cultural Day
Promoting Chinese Culture through performances

At 1pm on Saturday 15th June 2013, for two hours, The Tasmania Chinese School held their Cultural Day Show in the hall of The Ogilvie High School, and this was the biggest cultural event since its foundation. It aimed to present the students’ learning outcomes to their parents as well as introduce and promote the diverse Chinese culture to the public. In spite of the cold and wet weather on the day, all 162 seats in the hall were fully occupied, a record number of attendees in School history.

12

Figure1 the audience

To commence the 2 hour event, the MC’s, Haijuan Han and Wen Zheng invited the School Principal Kim Phong to say a few words of welcome. Ms Phong spoke about the history of the School and expressed her appreciation for the parents and teachers’ support for the event. Next on the stage was the special guest Daniel Chan, the president of the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania, who congratulated the successful opening of The Cultural Day, and was welcomed by all the teachers and parents.

3 4
Figure 2: the MC’s, Wen Zheng and Haijuan Han Figure 3: the special guest Daniel Chan

The first performances were two passionate traditional dances, “The Mongolian” and “Welcome to Our Grassland”, which were performed by the Tai Chi and Dancing Group of The School, and won a warm applause from the audience.

56
Figure 4 – The Mongolian Dance

As the first student performers, children from the kinder class were not nervous at all, though the youngest was only 3 years old while the oldest was five. They danced to the Chinese songs “Two Tigers” and “My Body” with guidance from their teacher Qin Xia, and earned a great applause from the parents.

78

Figure 5 – Two Tigers and “My Body”

Next to the stage was the largest, Class 1, but the 14 kids followed their Teacher Lulu and successfully presented a fluent singing of “The Chinese Alphabets Song” and an interesting dance of “The Body Song”, raising a happy burst of handclapping from the audience.

910

Figure 6 – “The Chinese Alphabets Song” and The Body Song”

Class 2, lead by the painting Teacher Yue Du (their Teacher Xiao Xin was on sick leave), was wearing Martial Arts costumes and performed “Morning Exercise” then recited the nursery rhyme “Little Rabbit”, the fluency of which were highly appreciated by their parents.

1112
Figure 7 – The Little Rabbit and “Morning Exercise”

Under the command of their Teacher Haijuan, Class 3 & 4 presented a chorus of “Ocean, My Sweet Home” and “Singing and Smiling”, which were regarded highly by the audience, given that all the students had no Chinese background. The day happened to be a student, Ashley Morris’s birthday, so after their performance, teacher Haijuan organized the whole room to sing a Happy Birthday Song in Chinese to him. Ashley was very happy for this pleasant surprise.

1314

Figure 8: – “Singing and Smiling “and “Ocean, My Sweet Home”

With the well-selected traditional music as a background, Teacher Cuihua’s Class 5 recited the famous poem of “You Zi Yin”, praising mother’s great love. When the students together said “Dear mother and father, Thank you very much” in Chinese, this long-inherited tradition of filial piety, respect for elders, touched everyone in the hall.

1516
Figure 9 “You Zi Yin”

What followed was a solo show of the song “In My Singing” by Ziyi from Class 6; the second performance of the classic poems “San Zi Jing” and “You Zi Yin” by the whole Class also attracted a high praise from the audience and their Teacher Xu Han.

1718

Figure 10- In My Singing Figure11 “San Zi Jing”

Lead by Teacher Yue Du again, the students from the painting class presented their artworks on stage. Xiaoyu Wang introduced a well-known poem of “Plum Blossom” to the parents. Xinwen Li shared the inspirations of his dragon drawing stating that the name of “the Successors of Dragon” can always bring out the sense of pride from a Chinese person. Wherever there are Chinese people there also would be a protecting Chinese dragon. Furthermore, the traditional landscape painting is characteristic of Chinese cultures, and this was successfully communicated to the Australian audience through the presentation.

2021

Figure 12 – Plum Blossom Figure 13 dragon drawing

Last but not least, the adult class performed a chorus of two ethnic songs “Jasmine Flower” and “A Crescent Climbing Up”, earning a great applause and a capping a perfect ending for the Students show.

2223

Figure 14 – The Adult Class “Jasmine Flower” and “A Crescent Climbing Up”,

The Taichi group then brought their elegant show of “18 Steps of Taichi Qigong” followed by The Dancing Group who expressed the long-inherited tradition of caring for the elderly and the gratitude and love of all Chinese for their mothers through the dance “Dear Mother”.

2425

Figure 15:” Tai Chi 18 Forms” Figure 16 “Dear Mother”.

Finally, the 2-hour show was brought to an end by a choir of all the teachers’ singing the school anthem “The Best Future” the lyrics of which expressed the School’s believes that love can build the best future, and as long as we love each other regardless of who we are, every dream deserves respect and happiness. They will always be found through love, and indeed as our children are the future, so we must show them the best love.

2627

Figure 17- The Teachers Sing the Anthem “The Best Future”

The end of the cultural show brought a happy smile on every parent’s face. Many of them expressed congratulation of the success of this cultural event and expressed their gratitude for the School’s effort in teaching their children. These compliments were greatly appreciated by all the School teachers and encouraged them to devote more dedication and passion to their future teachings.

28
Figure 18-All together

Report: Xu Han and Cuihua Pictures: Gar and Ziqing

塔省中文学校文化日
在活动中传承中华文化
2013年6月15日的下午1:00-3:00点,塔省中文学校在Ogilvie High School的礼堂举办了自1997年建校以来的首届具规模的文化日活动。这次活动的主要意义在于传播、弘扬中国文化,用歌声与微笑唱响最好的未来。尽管当日细雨绵绵,冬日的寒意并未能阻挡人们参加活动的热情。礼堂共有162个座位,座无虚席,创下了历史新高。

12

家长朋友

演出开始前由节目主持人韩海娟和郑文老师有请中文学校校长冯丽娟女士为文化日致词。冯校长 在 致词中简介了学校十几年的发展历程及对所有家长朋友对中文学校始终坚持中国文化传播的支持表示非常的感谢;特邀嘉宾塔省华侨联谊会会长陈源利先生也为文化日致词。在坐的所有师生和家长朋友们以热烈的掌声给于了校长和会长致词的积极肯定!

3 4

图二: 节目主持人郑文和韩海娟老师 图三: 陈源利会长为文化日致词

紧接着由中文学校组办的太极歌舞团队以一曲热情奔放的蒙古舞:《蒙古人》和《请到草原来》为为时两个小时的文化日活动拉开了序幕。

56

图四:开场舞-《蒙古人》和《请到草原来》

演出正式开始了。首先由幼儿班可爱的孩子们闪亮登场;他们最小的只有3岁,最大的5岁,但是他们毫不怯场,在夏琴老师的指引下用他们最甜美的童音和肢体动作为大家表演了《两只老虎》和《我的身体》引来了全场一片欢快笑声。

78

图五:《两只老虎》和《我的身体》

一班的小朋友们也不示弱,他们人多力量大,在璐璐老师的带领下熟练演唱了一首《字母歌》,接着又用最活泼的肢体表演方式向所有来宾展示了他们的《身体歌》,赢得了全场的笑声及最热烈的掌声。

910

图六:《字母歌》和《身体歌》,

二班的小朋友们身着整齐的武术服在杜玥老师的带领下(小新老师因病假)表演了他们的《做早操》和《小白兔》,家长们对他们的中文演示非常满意。

1112

图七:《小白兔》和《做早操》

三班、四班是一个没有中文背景的班级,在海娟老师的指挥下用非常清楚的中文为大家合唱了《大海啊故乡》和《歌声与微笑》赢得了一片赞扬声。当日正值该班学生ASHLEY MORRIS的生日,海娟老师鼓励全场来宾用歌声《祝你生日快乐》为ASHLEY送上了一份最衷心的祝福!

1314

图八: 合唱《歌声与微笑》和《大海啊故乡》

五班的古诗《游子吟》在翠花老师的精心设计的背景古典音乐中朗朗吟诵、吟唱,让人们真切地体会了母亲的伟大关爱;当孩子们手举着横幅诵道:“爸、妈辛苦了”!感动了所有的家长朋友。

1516

图九:《游子吟》

高年级班的同学们没有辜负韩旭老师的期望。子怡用她清脆的嗓音为来宾们独唱一首《我的歌声里》赢得了大家的掌声;全体同学在台上用他们的认真吟诵了经典的儿童启蒙诗《三字经》和《游子吟》,并结合视频向人们展示了这种古文化教育。

1718

图十: 子怡同学《我的歌声里》 图十一: 吟诵 儿童启蒙诗《三字经》

我们绘画班的小朋友们表现得也非常优秀,他们向所有来宾展示了他们跟随杜玥老师学习的作品;王晓宇同学还根据所画《梅花》用非常清晰、甜美的声音熟练吟诵了这首为很多中国人所熟悉的《梅花》诗词;李信文同学画的一条巨龙用中英文为大家解释了他的理解:无论身在何方,一句“龙的传人”,会让每一个中国人心生自豪;一句“龙的子孙”,会让所有中国人倍感亲切。世界上虽然没有龙,然而有中国人的地方,就有中国龙。相信我们的当地朋友听了英文的解释后会对我们中国人无论身处何方的自强不息产生敬意。

2021

图十二: 王晓宇同学《红梅》 图十三: 李信文同学《巨龙》
我们初、中成人班的学生们在张承老师的指导下熟练地为大家演唱了大家都非常熟悉的民族歌曲《茉莉花》和《半个月亮爬上来》,在场的所有掌声就是给他们的最好鼓励。

2223

图十四: 成人班演唱《茉莉花》和《半个月亮爬上来》,

这是中文学校的八个班级的老师和孩子们一一上台为大家献上的丰富多彩的节目。活动期间还穿插了由太极歌舞团队倾情助阵所展现中国民族文化遗产中精华的表演《太极气功十八式》;歌颂亲切而纯真,普通而伟大的母爱的舞蹈《妈妈》为此次活动增添了文化氛围。

2425

图十五:《太极气功十八式》 图十六: 舞蹈《妈妈》

文化日活动的最后一曲《最好的未来》在全体教师的高歌中缓缓落下帷幕;在亲情演唱的:最好的未来用爱筑造,不分你我彼此相爱,每一个梦想都值得灌溉,幸福永远与爱同在!孩子们就是最好的未来的歌声中为此次活动画上了圆满的句号。

2627
图十七: 全体教师亲情演唱《最好的未来》

活动结束了,中文学校的全体老师迎来了家长朋友们最灿烂的笑容;一句感谢中文学校为孩子们创造机会演示他们所学习的中文,是对文化日的活动给予的最积极的评价;一声期待来年的中国文化日活动越办越好,越办越精彩,为此次活动教师们的努力与辛苦留下了快乐与感动。

28

图十八: 活动结束 师生家长合影
文/韩旭、翠花;图/阿嘎、自清

Comments are closed.