UCLan to bring Chinese art troupe to Preston for New Year celebration

13 February 2018

Chinese Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe to perform at Preston Guild Hall

An internationally respected Chinese art group will perform at Preston’s Guild Hall to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Confucius Institute, which aims to promote Chinese language and culture in the community, has invited the Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe to Preston for a performance on Tuesday 20 February.

Almost 20 children, aged six to 12-years-old, will take part in the 90-minute performance of dance, music and singing.  The troupe last visited the city in 2014.  It has performed all over the world and for heads of state, foreign delegations and diplomatic envoys to China.

Ms Xueting Luo, a professional dancer based at UCLan Confucius Institute, will also be performing two solo pieces.

Preston Mayor Councillor Brian Rollo is expected to attend the public event, joining hundreds of children from local schools and members of public in Preston. The performance will be announced by a final year student studying Chinese at UCLan.