On April 25th, CIAU sponsored a big Chinese culture show called “Spring Breeze” at the auditorium of the North Street School in the Geneva School District. More than 300 students and parents attended, and the evening turned out to be a great success. The audience watched a variety of Chinese folk art programs, guzheng performances, and other songs and drama performed by students. Chinese artists from New York City, Chunnuan Liu, Rui Zhang and Wenpang Zhang, demonstrated Chinese acrobatics, face-changing, and Peking Opera, all of which amazed the audience. The guzheng melody Dragon Boat Racing on the Miluo River performed by Daisy Wu touched all the people. Also, 3rd graders sang the songs that they learned in Mandarin class and 4th and 5th graders gave the drama, Mr. Fool Moved the Mountain, which was highly appreciated by the audience. The chorus of Geneva High School performed a Chinese song, Feng Yang Hua Gu, which was also a highpoint of this show. Danielle Quilette, the principle of North Street School, took part in the performance and spoke highly of it.
A fifth grade student of North Street School reported the event on the Geneva City schools web site, go to http://www.genevacsd.org/spotlight.cfm?sp=11114 for the detail.