Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Review of 2014 Year of the Horse Chinese Cultural Show

We produced Year of the Horse Chinese Cultural Show to celebrate 2014 Chinese New Year on 1st February at Unity Theatre, who we have been working with in the past three years to put on a Chinese New Year show. 

We had a full house and the theatre was packed with people of different ages and backgrounds, which produced great festival atmosphere. The show had performances from local and regional artists featuring traditional Chinese Han Tang dance, Classical Chinese dance, Chinese folk & ethnic dance, Break dance in fusion with Chinese Kung Fu, Classical Chinese music and Chinese pop music performed on Chinese Harp (Guzheng) and Chinese flute (dizi). The show was very eclectic, authentic and innovative presenting different aspects of Chinese culture including history, literature, tradition, ethnicity, modernity and integration of Chinese culture in the British society. 


We received very positive feedback from the audience and the theatre. Here are a couple of the feedback: 


Here is the highlights of the show. Watch videos of the whole show please visit 


Here are some photos from the show. Check our album here: 




We had extensive media coverage for our show including locally Liverpool Echo, BBC Radio Merseyside, Liverpool ConfidentialClick Liverpool, Bay TV, Art In Liverpool, Your Move magazine, regionally BBC Radio Manchester, nationally My Asian Planet, internationally Xinhua Net, China National TVChina Daily, Global Time, People Daily China, China Military Online
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Sponsors & Supporters

We would like to thank our sponsors Unity Theatre, Liverpool Mutual Homes and Liverpool Confucius Institute for their generous sponsorship and also organisations including Liverpool Confidential, MDI, Liverpool Echo, BBC Radio Manchester, Bay TV, Live TV, Kenyon Fraser, Art In Liverpool, Liverpool Live TV, Culture Liverpool and Rudston Primary School for their kind support. (Apologies if we miss your name out, please let me know)

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

2014 The Year of the Horse Chinese Cultural Show Was Great Success

Liverpool arts and culture group China Pearl has decided to turn its Chinese New Year music show into an annual event following the success of its Year of the Horse event.

The 'house full' signs went up at the Unity Theatre as director Fenfen Huang and her team of entertainers thrilled the packed theatre with a stunning show.
One of the highlights of the show was a dance choreographed by Fenfen, turning a traditional Chinese dance into a 'wild west' horse riding bonanza.

Riding high after the show Fenfen said: "The feedback from the audience was amazing. Dance and music shows in China go hand-in-hand with Chinese New Year, capturing television audiences of hundreds of millions. I like the idea of capturing an essence of that right here in Liverpool with our own show.

"The success in front of a capacity audience has convinced me this ought to be an annual feature of Liverpool's cultural calendar. I'm already working on ideas for next year's show when we will be celebrating the Year of the Sheep(Ram). Who knows we may even end up with a Chinese version of Little Bo Peep and her lost sheep. Once thing is certain - next year's show will be bigger and even better. 

"Meanwhile we will continue our work at China Pearl introducing Chinese culture to schools,colleges and community organisations."

Here is a lovely comment from Cecila, who came to the show, about our show last Saturday: "I wanted to express how good and how polished the show was and how much I enjoyed it and learned from it. I appreciated the projected pieces of cultural information. The hall was packed and I felt sorry for the people who couldn't get in. Next year, more showings?"

Videos from the show as below (More up soon)