Chinese Lantern Making and Calligraphy

Paper lantern making has an ancient history in China. Join Ting in this hands on workshop where students will make their own colourful paper lanterns and practice Chinese calligraphy to decorate them. Students will learn about the history, symbolism and uses of lanterns in festivals and celebrations across China. Make an enquiry!

Chinese Lion Dance

Chinese Lion Dance

Students will learn about the history and symbolism of the Lion Dance, an art form that dates back to the 12th century. It is believed to bring good fortune, prosperity and longevity. As well as gaining an insight into ancient Chinese culture, students will love seeing the lion close up to see how it is operated. Make an enquiry!

Chinese Martial Arts Workshop

A high energy workshop where presenters will discuss the history and philosophy of martial arts in China and demonstrate different styles of Kung-Fu and Tai-Chi. This workshop can be adapted to different ages and physical abilities. For larger groups or demonstrations our presenters can organise a live Chinese drumming accompaniment. Make an enquiry!

Chinese Music

Brilliant musician and ethnomusicologist Zheng Ting Wang’s presentation uses stories to convey and engage students in the cultural landscape and musical history of China. He will demonstrate different wind, percussion and string instruments – including the Sheng or Chinese mouth organ, a truly magical instrument. Finally, students will learn a percussion accompaniment and play a Chinese folk song alongside Ting. …

Chinese Classical Dance

This program engages students with an incredible performance of classical folk dances from across China such as the Lantern Dance, Ribbon Dance and Fan Dance. Students will practice a short routine using some of the moves they’ve seen, performed to both traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Presenters will supply props such as ribbons, fans and lanterns for students to dance …

Chung Wah Chinese Dance

Formed with the aim of promoting and preserving Chinese culture, the Chung Wah Association’s dance troupe are enthusiastic about sharing their heritage with students. Their program includes a performance of classical and contemporary Chinese dances using fans, umbrellas and handkerchiefs. Students participate by learning Chinese dance techniques and routines. Make an enquiry!

Ciao! Migrating to Australia

Emilio Ricciuti brings alive the true story of Pasquale as he comes to Australia for the first time in 1950. This unique story is based on Emilio’s father and is told through dance and theater, revealing historical and cultural insights to one of Australia’s most significant migrant communities. The presentation ends with a celebratory traditional dance of southern Italy – …

French Music

‘La musique des années folles en France’ refers to the music of the post-war years of the roaring 20s which swept across the world. Multi-instrumentalists Peter and Marie Rappolt have been playing live music together since 1969 for this program they are joined by French cabaret singer Corrine Andrew to form ‘Viva the Trio’. The trio play music from legends …

Classical Indian Dance Immerse your students in the culture of ancient India that is still practiced to this day.

Classical Indian Dance

Immerse your students in the culture of ancient India that is still practiced to this day. After an amazing performance set to the sound of classical instruments and Sanskrit chants students will learn some of the symbolic gestures and movements and the stories they tell. Make an enquiry!

Commedia dell'Arte - Il Capitano

Commedia dell’Arte – Il Capitano

Students will be introduced to the traditional masks and characters of this historical Italian theatre form in this clever comedy. Make an enquiry!