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The Bellevue Collection Celebrates Lunar New Year January 28, 2012

Bellevue Square at The Bellevue Collection and the Seattle Chapter of the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America welcomes in the 2012 Lunar New Year!


BELLEVUE, Wash. (January 20, 2012) – The Bellevue Collection and the Seattle Chapter of the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America welcomes in the 2012 Lunar New Year! An exciting all day event (11:00 am – 6:00 pm) will be held on January 28, 2012 at Bellevue Square in Center Court. The celebration will feature numerous traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations including martial arts, traditional orchestra music, a dragon dance, Chinese opera, brush painting and calligraphy. The festival is open to audiences of all ages.

The highlight will be the “New Year Spectacles” from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The “Spectacles” will showcase the traditional lion dance and dragon parade; a symbol of strength and good luck to the community.


11:00 AM — 12:00 PM Ethnic Dances and Taichi
Martial arts demonstrations:

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM Opera and Music Instruments

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM Brush Painting and Calligraphy
Artistic demonstrations by three renowned Seattle artists:

  • Mr. Lu Chun-O - Acclaimed Chinese Ink-Painting Artist
  • Professor James H. Chou - Calligrapher and Tai-Chi Master
  • Sue Hwang - Calligraphy and Chinese Ink Painting

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM New Year Spectacles
Celebrate the year of the dragon!

  • Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance (舞獅/舞龍): International Lion Dance Martial Arts Team
  • Chinese New Year Blessing Mask Dance (跳加官): Chen Cao, Seattle Beijing Opera Art School
  • Martial Arts Performance (武術表演): International Lion Dance Martial Arts Team

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM Seattle Chinese Orchestra
Musical performance by the Seattle Chinese Orchestra

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM Martial Arts
Martial arts demonstration by Northwest Wushu

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM Ethnic and Folk Dances
Elegant performance of folk and classical dance showcasing the richness and diversity of Chinese cultures

About The Bellevue Collection
Located in the heart of Bellevue, Washington, The Bellevue Collection, owned by Kemper Development Company, includes Bellevue Square a super-regional upscale shopping center, Bellevue Place, a mixed-use property featuring the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and small boutiques and Lincoln Square anchored by the Lincoln Square Cinemas, restaurants, home furnishings and The Westin Bellevue hotel. With a distinctive collection of 250 of the finest shops, 23 sit-down restaurants, a 16-screen premier cinema, 1,000 luxury hotel rooms and 10,000 free retail parking spaces, all in one location. The Bellevue Collection is shopping, dining and nightlife and entertainment experience unlike any other in the region. It is located on Bellevue Way between NE 4th and NE 10th Streets in downtown Bellevue, just across Lake Washington from Seattle.

About The Taiwan Benevolent Association of America
Founded in 1977, the members of the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America came from all walks of business professionals, with a common goal to support Chinese immigrants and to showcase their unique cultures with mainstream society.


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