Kicking off the new year
Students at The NewStar Chinese School, many dressed in traditional costumes, presented a series of music, dance and martial arts performances in an energetic program Sunday to kick off the Chinese New Year. The annual event took place at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High school. The festivities ushered in the Year of the Snake.
Newstar Chinese school class M3 sings zhe xinnian (New Year is here) while playing traditional clapping instruments at Sunday’s Chinese New Year celebration. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Wushu, or martial arts, have been practiced in China for centuries. The Newstar Chinese school also practices the ancient art founded at the Shaolin Temple, which was made famous in America by Jackie Chan and Jet Li. These advanced students showed off various forms at Sunday’s Chinese New Year celebration. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
The Newstar Chinese children’s dance class performs the dance of the dolls in traditional costumes. The dance was one of 26 performances Sunday to kick of the Chinese New Year in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. The festivities ushered in the year of the snake. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo