Spring Festival Gala

Two students captivate the audience with their stunning movements in this traditional Chinese dance.Two students captivate the audience with their stunning movements in this traditional Chinese dance.

The 2012 Brown University Year of China Spring Festival Gala was held on February 5th, 2012.

This Gala was organized by Brown Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) with the assistance of Year of China, Brown Chinese Student Association, and Brown Lion Dance Group.

Gala Dinner
5:00 PM
Sunday, February 5th
Location: Sayles Hall
79-81 Waterman Street

Gala Performance
7:00 PM
Sunday, February 5th
Location: Salomon Hall
69-91 Waterman Street (Adjacent to Sayles Hall)

Ruth Simmons takes the stage to accept a beautiful piece of calligraphy crafted for her by a student during the show.Ruth Simmons takes the stage to accept a beautiful piece of calligraphy crafted for her by a student during the show.
President of Brown University Ruth J. Simmons presented her wishes for the Chinese New Year Gala.  The performance featured traditional instruments, songs, and dance.  Presenters included the Mulan dance group from Harvard University, students from Dartmouth CSSA, Brown Lion Dance, and Brown Tai Chi Program.

To see videos of select performances from this celebration, please visit Brown Univeristy on YouTube.