Marlboro College


Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Marlboro College


Marlboro, VT—Welcome the Lunar New Year with an invigorating celebration which includes food, a dancing dragon and the healing arts on Saturday, February 12, from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Marlboro College. Participants are encouraged to wear red to celebrate the New Year.

There will be a food demonstration in traditional Asian food from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. From 1:30 to 3:30, members of the Calligraphic Arts Committee will hold a calligraphy demonstration in the Dalrymple classroom 38. In the Campus Center from 2:00 to 3:30, there will be a discussion on the healing arts, followed by instruction in Qigong and a Pulse-and-tongue diagnosis.

The day’s highlight is a Dragon Dance to welcome the Chinese New Year. The dragon will dance from Dalrymple 38 to the Campus Center to Whittemore Theater, where junior Jeremy Loeb will present his photographs from Vietnam in Drury Gallery from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.

My Neighbor Totoro, an animated Japanese film by Hayao Miyazaki suitable for children and adults will be shown from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Whittemore Theater. At 7:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater there will be a screening of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival triple winner, Three Seasons, a beautiful film exploring three personal stories in contemporary Saigon.

In conjunction with the Marlboro College celebration Yoshio Kurahashi will play the Shakuhachi (Japanese Bamboo flute) at 8:00 p.m. in the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro. Tickets for this event are $8 ($6 for students).

The events at Marlboro College are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.


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