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Full Moon In UniSIM: When Mid-Autumn Festival Met Chinese Programmes 15th Anniversary

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This year, UniSIM's Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated on a larger scale in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of Chinese programmes. The double-celebration was held on 6 September 2014. 

The day started with the lantern making workshop conducted by Mr Chiu Chuang-ting, a veteran craftsmaster of Chinese folk arts from Taiwan. With a class of about 20 participants, the workshop introduced the 12-faced lantern design made up of rhombus and triangular shapes. After the 3-hour workshop, participants were excited to see their labour came into fruition. This workshop was made possible by Spotlight Taiwan Project (special patron Dr Samuel Yin) in collaboration with Taipei Representative Office in Singapore.

The evening celebration started with a string of activities bustling outside Lecture Hall A.1.17, including moon cake tasting, Chinese tea appreciation, lantern riddles guessing game and Chinese calligraphy demonstration. Some 200 invited guests soaked up in the festive mood while enjoying the blinking lanterns hanging along the railings.

Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM graced the evening performance with a welcome address acknowledging the efforts and continuous support of the lecturers, associates, alumni and students who worked together in the past 15 years. This was followed by short addresses by Professor Eddie Kuo, Director, UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies and Associate Professor Genice Ngg, Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences.

Most of the performances in the evening were presented by alumni, associates and staff of UniSIM. The performing items included yang qin performance, classical guitar performance, solos, poetry recital, Peking opera choir and a special choir performance by New Horizon choir. The night ended with lantern riddles guessing game with questions spanninga wide range of knowledge in Chinese culture.

The evening performance event was jointly organised by UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies and School of Arts and Social Sciences.

中秋奔跃暨中文课程15周年庆典

2014年的中秋奔跃晚会不仅庆祝农历八月十五的月圆人团圆, 更庆祝新跃大学成立中文课程15周年。

这两项庆祝活动以9月6日下午的灯笼艺术制作工作坊掀开序幕。通过“台湾文化光点计划”的赞助,新跃中华学术中心邀请了来自台湾的民俗艺术家邱创定老师前来教授灯笼制作。约20名新跃大学的教职员和眷属在邱老师的细心指导下,成功制作出了独特的方形和三角形结合的12面向灯笼。这有别于新加坡传统灯笼的款式,让参与者认识了台湾独特的灯笼制作艺术。

傍晚时分,近两百名受邀观众纷至沓来赴会。除了得以欣赏及投选中午的灯笼完成品外,还有机会一面品茶、一面吃月饼,一面猜灯谜和欣赏邹戴英校友的书法示范。享受完晚餐后,是精彩的文娱表演登场。

首先是由张起杰校长致欢迎词,他肯定了中文课程老师、校友、同学们这15年来的辛勤耕耘和支持,让中文课程得以扩大和继续发展。接着,新跃中华学术中心主任郭振羽教授和人文与社会科学学院院长吴燕怡副教授分别发表了简短的开幕词。

今年的文娱表演者主要来自新跃大学的校友和老师。计有张丽萍校友的10岁孩子柯恺瑞小弟弟的扬琴独奏、武雪丽老师的美声独唱、人文与社会科学学院职员刘丽君吉他三剑客的古典吉他演奏、董亚茹老师的独唱、11名校友组成的诗词朗诵配京剧合唱。最后的压轴表演是由曾获得第十六届国际圣乐及圣诞歌曲音乐节合唱比赛银奖的东华合唱团,共演唱了5首月亮组曲。合唱团最后带领全场观众一起演唱《月亮代表我的心》,一时现场气氛沸腾。最后的项目是猜灯谜游戏。这一环节向来深受欢迎,也展现了大学培养出来的校友和学生的中文实力。
中秋奔跃暨中文课程15周年晚会是由新跃中华学术中心和人文与社会科学学院联办。

 

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Crafts master from Taiwan, Mr Chiu Chuang-ting demonstrating the making of lantern
来自台湾的民俗艺术家邱创定老师示范灯笼制作

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Participants proudly displaying their completed lanterns
学员展示灯笼完成品

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Display and voting of lanterns
灯笼展示与投选

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Moon cake and Chinese tea appreciation
品尝月饼与品茶

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Lantern riddle guessing game
猜灯谜

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Chinese calligraphy demonstration by Chew Tai Yin
邹戴英校友的书法示范

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Professor Cheong Hee Kiat giving welcome address
张起杰校长致欢迎词

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Professor Eddie Kuo giving opening address
郭振羽教授致开幕词


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Associate Professor Genice Ngg giving opening address
吴燕怡副教授致开幕词


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Appreciative audience
观众乐在其中


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Yang qin performance
柯恺瑞小弟弟扬琴独奏


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Solos by Dong Yaru (left) and Wu Xueli (right)
董亚茹老师(左)和武雪丽老师(右)的独唱


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Classical guitar performance by 'Three Guitar Musketeers'
吉他三剑客的古典吉他演奏


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Peking opera choir
京剧合唱


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Poetry recital
诗词朗诵


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New Horizon choir
东华合唱团


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Group photo
团体照

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