Chinese Music, Tea Ceremonies, and Kung-Fu

Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin Hosts Open House, April 26, 2014

№ 126/2014 from Apr 16, 2014

The Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin will celebrate its eighth anniversary with an open house on April 26, 2014. Visitors can expect a program with enough variety for the whole family. Special features will include a traditional guzheng concert and tea ceremonies, as well as guided tours of the exhibitions "Rock, Scissors, Paper – Children’s Games and Rhymes" and "China’s Metropolises in Transition." Visitors will also have an opportunity to try Chinese origami, cutting silhouettes, or painting Beijing opera masks. Children are invited to participate in designing stage sets for a play that will be performed at the Long Night of Sciences on May 10, and those who work on the sets will be invited as guests of honor to see the play. There is no charge for admission to the open house.

At both the open house, as well as during the Long Night of Science, visitors will be able to participate in various introductory courses, for example, separate Chinese classes for children and adults, or introductions to Chinese calligraphy and painting. As a souvenir to take home, visitors can have their names written in Chinese. Finally, there will also be bookstalls with new releases and used books as well as a Chinese bazaar selling souvenirs, useful items, and ornamental objects made in China.

The Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin is a non-profit association for promoting knowledge about Chinese language and culture abroad. Founded in April 2006 in cooperation between Freie Universität Berlin and Peking University, it was the first Confucius Institute in Germany. Through its various activities, the Confucius Institute makes an important contribution to Sino-German cooperation. During the past years, it has established itself as an important cultural and language institution in the Berlin region.

Time and Location

  • Open House Day: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Long Night of Science: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, Goßlerstraße 2–4, 14195 Berlin; S-Bahnhof Lichterfelde-West (S1); bus lines M1, M48, 101 to Unter den Eichen / Drakestrasse

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Getting an early start: interactive calligraphy demonstration
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The Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin is a non-profit association for fostering knowledge about Chinese language and culture abroad.

Further Information

Nathalie van Looy and Dagmar Yu-Dembski, Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-72881, Email: info@konfuziusinstitut-berlin.de

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