Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Students perform a dance Feb. 5 in Edison Theatre at the Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF), the annual event sponsored by Asian student groups on campus. 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, and people born under this Chinese symbol are said to be articulate, talented and ambitious. The WUSTL festival promotes cultural awareness of Asia’s assortment of different countries. From the frill of ribbon dance to the grace of Chinese and Korean fan dances to the rhythms of modern hip-hop, the groups featured in the show represent the consortium of cultures around the world that come together during this time of year to celebrate the Lunar New Year. “The 130 LNYF performers saw their hard work and dedication pay off when many audience members praised the show as being the best LNYF they’ve seen in years,” says Annie Cai, a senior in Arts & Sciences and co-president of this year’s festival. “The LNYF executive board also brought back fireworks to kick off the Lunar New Year celebration, in conjunction with Asian Multicultural Council. We hope we were able to enhance the Lunar New Year experience for both our audience and members of the Washington University community.”
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