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China: Martial Arts, Music, Porcelain Painting

When:

Sun 8 Jun 2014, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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Watch the beauty of Chinese martial arts, enjoy a cross-cultural mix of Chinese and Western music, and paint your own cup and saucer.

Martial Arts Demonstration
11am–11.30am
Chinese international martial arts demonstration
Stephen Yan, Master of Chinese internal martial arts, and the New Zealand Wu Tao Academy demonstrate the beauty of these traditional martial arts.
Wellington Foyer, Level 2, free entry

11.30am–1pm
Pretend porcelain
Porcelain was invented in China. Make a cup and saucer with pretend porcelain and decorate it with Chinese-inspired designs. Most suitable for 5 years and older.
Inspiration Station, Level 4, free entry

Ruoyan Zuo plays the guzheng
Courtesy of the Confucius Institute
12 noon–1pm
Music of the guzheng
Enjoy the mellow sounds of the guzheng, as Ruoyan Zuo plays this traditional Chinese stringed instrument.
Throne of Emperors, Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4, exhibition charges apply

2pm–3pm
OrientXpress and Chintz in concert
Listen to these two unique bands perform a cross-cultural mix of Chinese and Western music. Generously supported by the Confucius Institute.
Te Marae, Level 4, free entry

Orientxpress is a unique niche band, whose repertoire of Old Shanghai Jazz and more modern Chinese songs is popular with old and young alike in the Chinese community. Their inclusion of a Western jazz repertoire has widened their appeal.

Chintz is a Wellington ‘girl band’ who play a mixture of Chinese and Western string instruments. The trio – Moggie Grayson on guitar, Emily Clemett on violin, and Jingyuan ‘Cici’ Kong on the Chinese pipa – perform Chinese, Scottish, and Kiwi ballads and folk tunes

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