"Kaleidoscope month to celebrate Asian culture." November 16, 1999


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"Kaleidoscope month to celebrate Asian culture." November 16, 1999
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Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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Wise, Lawrence
Independent Florida Alligator
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Gainesville, FL
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12,ALliGATOR,TUESDAY, NOVEMBER16,1999Kaleidospemonthto celebrate Asian cultureBylawrence WiseAlligatorWriterContortionistsandmendresseduplike a dancing lion will highlight to night's performance of Chinese enter tainment intheReitz Union Ballroom. Entertainment also will include perfor mances ofthePeking Opera, Chinese ac robats, music, magic actsandmartial arts. The 7:30 p.m. event is part of Asian Kalei doscope atUF,event director LynnLisaid. The Kaleidoscope is amonthdevoted to celebrating culture.''Itwillbea great show," said Julia Akman, president oftheAsian Student Union. "It's a chance to learnaboutdifferentAsian performancesandcultures."Th.eperformers come from Splendid China -athemepark in Kissimmee de voted to Chinese culture -andtheFlying Dragons. The Flying Dragons are per formersthatwork with Splendid China. The contortionistswillbe WangXue,a 14-year-old member of the HeilongjiangAcrobatic Troupe, and her partner FeingFei.There also willbea lion dance dUringtheperformance. The dance, which is commonly associated withtheChinese New Year, entailsthe"lion" leapingandrollingaroundin"playful frolic,"Lisaid. Tonighfs performance ofthePeking Operawillinclude dramatizations of a young girl who learns how to be a warrior, joins in battle and becomes a general,Lisaid. Another performance will describe a girl's first love. The Peking Opera origi nated in China inthe19th century,Lisaid. Martial artists will performtheQiGong technique ofthe"focusing of energy, showcaSing ofstrengthandendurance ofthehumanspirit,"Lisaid. The event, which is freeandopen tothepublic,shouldlastabouttwo hours, Akman said. N EV\T S spersEnTeR'" AiN rn En T:n.ev.TS CorniC S'rEAT U QE<> nE'\IVS eL:A.,s,s I FIBD,s t b POLITIC sCr 0 SS ""0 r dNEVV S--Allthis andmore inthe .--AlligatorClassifiedscanbeplacedbymail.Findtheformintoday'sclassifiedsection.Senditina Letter.www.health.ufi.edu/shcc.._--------_.1 ----...,Forilion' information ('aIl3lJ2-lIlil(,\t.Reitl Union ColonnadeWed. Nov.1711:30am-I:30pm Wed.Dec.1 11:30am-I:30pm$10.00 -CASHONLYFast Tracl