Celebrate Chinese New Year in Pleasanton

Children's dance troupe to mark occasion at Pleasanton Library on Sunday

Young dancers from Xiaopei Chinese Dance will perform their "healthy babies" dance at the Pleasanton Public Library at 2 p.m. this Sunday in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is Feb. 19.

This begins the Year of the Sheep (Goat), a symbol of peace, harmonious co-existence and tranquility for those born in this year as well as 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003.

The free celebration at the library will include musicians performing on traditional Chinese musical instruments, singers and Chinese dancers, both children and adults.

Soloist singer Xiaofei Liu, a Bay Area vocal teacher, will be included in the program. She won second place in the 2008 International L'Opera Rinata in Italy and was also the recipient of an achievement award from the Department of Education in China.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story listed an incorrect name for the dance troupe performing in the event. The Pleasanton Weekly regrets the error.


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Posted by Xiaopei Gelb
a resident of Stoneridge
on Feb 5, 2015 at 9:11 am

Mistake! Please correct.
The picture above are students of Xiaopei Chinese Dance who will perform at library on 2/8. The dance name is "Heathy Babies"
I don't know if there is a Healthy children's Dance troupe will perform or not, but definitely not the kids in photo. Please correct ASAP.
Thank you!

4 people like this
Posted by Xiaopei Gelb
a resident of Stoneridge
on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

Thank you very much for the correction!

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