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Arts / Entertainment

University celebrates Gateway to Asia on April 2

March 31, 2011

Gateway to Asia festivities include a performance on the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese string instrument which can create sounds like a cascading waterfall, thunder, or horses' hooves; acupressure self-help, art, dance, and much more in this delightful foray into Asian culture. The Saturday, April 2 event is open to the public and free.

Saturday, April 2
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lory Student Center

Festival of art, culture, performances

Colorado State University is proud to host the annual "Gateway to Asia" festival, celebrating Asian culture through performances and fun activities. The event is free and open to the public.  All activities take place in the Lory Student Center.

Come to try on authentic cultural attire, and learn origami while watching Chinese Lion dancing, Japanese flower arranging, and traditional Chinese musical performances.

A kaleidoscope of activities

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSC, North Ballroom - Paper cutting, Origami, tradition clothing try-out, Chinese tea, games, name writing in Chinese/Japanese
  • 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., LSC, Rooms 214-216 -  Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • 11 a.m. to noon, LSC, Rooms 213-215 - Acupressure self-help for your health
  • Noon to 2 p.m., LSC, Rooms 213-215 - Ikebana flower arranging
  • 1-2 p.m., LSC Rooms 213-215 - Brush painting
  • 2-2:30 p.m., LSC, Rooms 213-215 - Calligraphy
  • 2:30-3 p.m., LSC, North Ballroom - Traditional Chinese music - Guzheng
  • 3 p.m, LSC, North Ballroom - Lion Dance

Donations will go to Japanese provinces affected by earthquake

Free admission, though we encourage donations going towards the Japanese provinces affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Gateway to Asia is sponsored by ASCSU, Asian Studies Board, International Education, Chinese Language Club, Japanese Student Association, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and E-tea International and organized by the  Chinese Language Club, Japan Club, and Japanese Student Association.

Contact: Charles Vest
Phone: (970) 692-9848