Welcoming the Wind of China

YOUNG students from China kicked off celebrations for the Chinese New Year in style over the Australia Day long weekend.

Students from the Shanghai Little Star Arts School brought Rosny Barn to life and showcased their talents to the audience along with local youth performers.

The performance of ‘Wind of China’ was a colourful spectacle with singing, acting and dancing featuring Chinese traditional costumes and music.

“It was an honour to welcome The Shanghai Little Star Arts School to Clarence,” Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said.

“Our municipality is becoming increasingly diverse and it is beneficial for us all to learn more about other cultures through opportunities like this.”

Local circus performers from Popeyed and Son also delighted the audience alongside the Clarence City Children’s Choir.

The event at Rosny Barn will be aired to millions on television in China later in the year.

It was the first trip and performance in Tasmania for the school, whose students were here to learn about the state while representing traditional Chinese culture.

Tasmania has become a popular destination for Chinese visitors following the visit of Chinese President Xi in 2014.

Caption: Little Star Arts School performing ‘Peking Opera Hip Hop’.