Tag: Asian student groups

Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) is a student-run organization at WashU and the annual performance scheduled for this weekend Feb. 10-11, celebrates the Lunar New Year and promotes the awareness of different facets of Asian culture. The Friday and Saturday night performances at Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center, are sold out, but tickets ($10), remain for the Saturday, Feb. 11 show at 2p.m., link here to order tickets.

LNYF logoLNYF chooses a different philanthropy to support “to not only impact the WashU community, but the St. Louis community as well.” This year, performances will benefit: Beyond Housing.

The festival features a wide variety of performances from acting to dancing to martial arts, showcasing various facets of Asian culture. Kevin Wu, is a member of the all-student production and choreographer of the Yoyo team. The Chinese yoyo is more than a performance art according to Wu, it’s a sport that requires running, jumping, flips, and other acrobatic manoeuvers to keep the “diabolo” cones of the yoyo spinning and flying through the air from one performer to another. Watch the video, it’s amazing!!

Video produced by Washington University Public Affairs

Lunar New Year, representing the beginning of spring, is the biggest event in East-Asian traditional culture. This year at Olin, the Great China Club (GCC), collaborating with Korean Olin Student Association (KOSA) and Olin Japan Association (OJA), will hold a wonderful celebration party.

Lunar new yearEnjoy delicious Chinese food, Lion dancing, Asian dances, Hot music, LOTTERY, Chinese riddles and other fun activities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience Chinese, Korean and Japanese culture at Olin!

When & Where:
Friday, February 20th, 2015
6:30 – 7:30 PM, Frick Forum Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 PM, Emerson Auditorium
Buy tickets for $15 per person:

Image:  Choo Yut Shing, Chinese New Year Fair, Flickr, Creative Commons