Lunar New Year Celebration 2019

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Thursday 2/7
7:00 pm
$20 General Public
$15 Students, Lightbox Members & IHP Alumni
$10 Children Ages 3-12
$10 IHP Residents

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

Our annual showcase of traditional Chinese music, dance, martial arts, and film followed by a reception with interactive cultural activities and a sampling of authentic Chinese cuisine by Sang Kee Noodle House.

Featuring short films curated by Rob Buscher of Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, interactive arts activities by Feili Zou and Asian Arts Initiative with performances by Philadelphia Suns, Qin Qian, Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, Great Wall Chinese School and more!

Full List of Performers:

Esther Chiang

Esther Chiang is a local comic and storyteller who explores the intersection of identity, immigration, ableism, gender, and race. 


Great Wall Chinese School Little Mulan Dance Troupe

Featuring: Bridget Hoban, Catherine Liu, Christina Cai, Emily Xiao, Evelyn Zhao, Isha Jiang and MimiQ Soong

Directed By: Lei Zhou

Performing arts school offering training for young people in traditional folk dances and modern interpretations from across China. @LittleMulanDanceTroupe


Hua Hua Zhang / Visual Expressions

Utilizing Asian and Western puppet art to explore universal themes and ideas through visual cross–cultural expression.


Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

Featuring: Rachel Liu

On a mission to promote and preserve the cultural heritage of the Chinese community in the form of Chinese Opera.


Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 

Curated By: Sunny Huang 

Educating and exposing the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans.



Philadelphia Suns

Performing opening Lion Dance

For over 40 years the Suns have worked to build character so that members can be positive influences in the team & community, as well as productive team players in their personal and professional lives.

@Philadelphia Suns


Seven Mountains Spirit Fist Kung Fu

Since childhood, Master Phuoc Phan has studied Thất Sơn Võ Đạo, The Seven Mountains way of Spiritual Martial Art. He has spent 40 years teaching in downtown Philadelphia at the only known Thất Sơn Võ Đạo/Thất Sơn Quyền training center in North America.


Qin Qian & Kathryn Woodard

Qin Qian is a musician, composer and writer, who has been playing and performing the erhu and accordion since childhood.


Sonic Crossroads is an international organization that explores and promotes cross-cultural exchange through music.


University of Pennsylvania Pan-Asian Dance Troupe

Featuring: Adel Wu, Cheryl Li, Eileen Huang, Kathryn Wang, Lina Shi, Miranda Canilang and Wendy Wu

Pan-Asian Dance Troupe seeks to celebrate and educate the community on Pan-Asian culture through traditional, modern, and fusion dances, and to establish an organization in which people of all nationalities can learn to express themselves through the art of dance.



Followed by a Reception Including:

Chinese cuisine by Sang Kee Noodle House

Interactive art activities by Asian Arts Initiative Artist-in-Residence Feili Zou

We’re grateful for the generous support of our community partners: Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Asian Arts Initiative, Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, and Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs