2021 Chinese New Year Online Celebration hosted by Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS)
The Zoom-streamed replay (low definition); Zoom直播 的回看 (低清晰):
Metal Ox announces the Spring Festival and welcomes the New Year, online blessings are sent to thousands of families. At 5 pm (local time) on February 14, 2021, the third day of the first month of the lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by the Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) was simultaneously broadcast live in the zoom and youtube live streaming. Thousands of viewers at home and abroad watched the show online and enthusiastically praise and leave fantastic messages for the event.
This event was co-hosted by the Southampton University Confucius Institute and supported by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Wutan Kungfu School, Portsmouth Chinese Association Dance Group, Liverpool Christian Disciples Church, Chinese Arts Southampton, and Opera soprano Ms. Beibei Wang, as well as Zi De Guqin Studio, Bamboo Flute Bar and Jing Yue Taichi from China. A huge thank you to the CAS committee and everyone involved for all the hard work, time and effort to successfully create this brilliant display.
There were 26 items in this evening programme, including singing and dancing, musical instruments, opera, poem recitation, dragon and lion dances, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and so on. The show kicked off with a spectacular lion dance performance following by the New Year song which translated into the unique feelings of Spring; the traditional Chinese dance and the passionate Mongolian dance are so elegant and beautiful. The Chinese dragon dance and Chinese Kung Fu are staged in turn; the performances of Chinese traditional musical instruments such as bamboo flute and cucurbit flute are full of energy and showcase the Chinese customs. The melodious Chinese songs express the overseas Chinese homesickness and the yearning for a better life.
The New Year greetings from the members and guests of the CAS were broadcast at the show. They sent their best wishes to thousands of households through the internet. There was also a highlight of this event; each programme was interspersed with a lucky draw. The happy audience was further surprised with the fantastic prizes.
“Chinese Dream, Happy Dream, The Sharing of The Happy Chinese Dream”, the ending song “Chinese Dream” made its debut, pushing the splendid show to a climax. The main theme of this new era song was performed by soprano Wang Beibei with passion. This song is about the aspirations of Chinese sons and daughters working hard to compose a beautiful Chinese dream.
The show ended successfully in a joyous and festive atmosphere.
Reported by Ms. Hongbin Kang (English translation by Ms. Vikkie Cheng)
南安普頓大學孔子學院是本次活動的主要合作夥伴。這個新春文藝晚會得到眾多組織的大力支持，包括中國學生學者聯誼會，武壇功夫學校，樸斯茅斯華人協會歌舞團，利物浦基督門徒會，南安普敦中華藝術團 和 女高音歌唱家王蓓蓓女士，還有 中國自得琴社，中國竹笛吧小笛子 和 中國靜悅太極。大家傾力打造一台精彩紛呈的雲中盛宴。
報告來自 康洪彬⼥⼠ （英文翻譯：鄭慧琪女士）
Thank you for all the positive feedbacks. 多謝大家的正面反饋：
- 节目很棒; 太美了; 很好的舞蹈 Very good dancing; 威武; 漂亮; thanks a lot for the shows;
- 多謝财神爺; 财神爷 真喜庆; 多謝靚姐們; super 优美; 动听的歌; 优美的舞姿👍👍👍💐💐💐;
- 太棒了, 天啦。这个小天使太可爱; 好美，有意境。多才多艺，厉害👍; 鼓声空灵，笛声优雅; Very nice, Prof. 🙂
- Beautiful art and background, variety of performance, wonderful digital technique in celebrating the Year of the Ox, 2021. Very enjoyable and lovely evening. Thank you very much.
- 画面太美了！; 我也想买古琴啦🙈🙈
- Thank you for the invitation to this truly lovely celebration of the New Year !
- All performances covers all different age groups, background and skills. I really admire all performers’ effort.
- Thank Chinese Association of Southampton for providing us such a enjoyable programme this evening! Happy 牛 Year！
- Well done! Michael and all for putting all this together.
- Many thanks for the talented performers and CAS for putting together such a wonderful performance! Happy CNY everyone!
- Kung Hei Fat Choi to you all. Thank you Chinese Association of Southampton for this brilliant and enjoyable Chinese New Year performances this evening.
- Thank you, Kung Hei Fat Choi.
- Fantastic! Thanks a lot!
- thank you! really enjoyed it.
- Thanks a lot! Happy Chinese New Year 🎆㊗️
- Thank you very much for your kind invitation! We are so happy for you and we are glad that it has been a great success!
Wish you all good health, good fortune and a prosperous Year of the Ox!
- Thank you for the invite. It’s a good show. I enjoyed it very much.
- Just wanted to say what an amazing CNY programme CAS had put out. and thank you very much for including me in the mix. I was very impressed with how the whole event came together internationally, digitally and online, and the vast range of talents there were in CAS and in Southampton. I really liked how Andy was dressed in minority Ethnic costume throughout the whole show doing the prize draw as well!
- Well done. Keep up all your excellent work. It’s great to see the old n young, from all BCESEAC come together to celebrate the Lunar New year, n awesome that you managed to get a board sections of Council/ mainstream colleagues to give Chinese New year greetings to the communities, plus all the excellent Covid fund raising effort by the Communities! 😊😊😊👍👍👍👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉
- 谢谢各位用心表演，看得很开心，还好玩。祝福大家牛年幸福！ 💖💖
- Wow. Taichi on water. Wonderful flute play.
- 鼓声空灵，笛声优雅🥰; 笛子很好听，而且功夫打的也好。👍