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Lily Cai Dance Company highlights WCU’s Lunar New Year Celebration

The Lily Cai Dance Company will perform at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center as part of Western Carolina University’s Lunar New Year Celebration.

The performance, sponsored by the Department of Campus Activities, will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The Lily Cai Dance Company blends ancient Chinese dance forms with modern dance, led by artistic director and choreographer Lily Cai, a former principal dancer with the Shanghai Opera House.

The all-female troupe includes dances inspired by the Chinese dynasties and fan dances, the Candelas dance with lit candles, and the company’s signature work – ribbon dance Silk Cascade.

Tickets for the event are $5 for WCU students; $10 for non-WCU students, WCU faculty and staff; and $15 for general admission. For more information, contact the Bardo Arts Center box office at 828-227-2479 or online at

Also, on Monday, Feb. 4, WCU will hold its Lunar New Year Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom. There will be cultural performances, crafts and samplings of Asian cuisine. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of Campus Activities, the Office of International Programs and Services, International Faculty and Staff Council, Western Carolina Chinese Association and Asian Students Association.

For more information, contact or call 828-227-7494.


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