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Lunar New Year: REACH Winter Lanterns (FREE)
January 31, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
For its first winter season, the REACH glows with the D.C. debut of approximately 100 stunning Winter Lanterns crafted by Chinese artisans made up of 10,000 colored LED lights, including the Chinese Four Symbols and 12 Zodiac Signs, Panda Grove, and Mushroom Garden display. Along with the beautiful lantern displays, visitors can enjoy performances and artisan demonstrations, food trucks, and more.
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Presented as part of our Lunar New Year celebration: https://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/series/LUN
REACH Winter Lanterns PLUS evenings
Besides enjoying the magical winter lantern display, visitors will be able to enjoy short performances and activities by artists from China and Korea. Activities vary by day, and will include the following:
REACH Winter Lantern PLUS: China
Supported by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America, the Department of Culture and Tourism of Shenzhen, and the Municipal Government of Guangdong Province of China
An interactive performance by a Magician from Shenzhen
Peking Opera Make up demo
Wood-carved New Year Painting Printing
Shadow puppet demonstration
Make your own Lantern
Dress up in Traditional costumes and share your photos
REACH Winter Lantern PLUS: Korea
January 30 – February 2
Supported by Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center in Washington D.C.
Feelak Company Performance: Drum show & Spinning dishes
Dress up in Hanbok (Korean traditional costume)
Create your name tags in Korean Calligraphy
Coloring Traditional Korean Fans
Hangeul Calligraphy Performance: local artist Myoungwon demonstrates Korean calligraphy on large scale paper
Mural Painting: join artist Julia Chon to paint and complete a paper mural artwork installation together.
Kite-flying: A South Korean kite-flying master will demonstrate traditional Korean kites and teach attendees how to fly them.
Korean Mask Painting
Presented in collaboration with NEWYORKEE – New York Events & Entertainment.