Paper-cutting is one of the oldest and the most popular folk art in China. Usually, the artworks are made of red paper, as red is associated with festivities and happiness in Chinese culture. You¡¯ll learn two methods of manufacture, one uses scissors and the other uses knives. The most famous paper-cutting characters in Chinese are ¡°¸£¡± (f¨², meaning 'lucky') and ¡°‡Ö¡± (x¨«, meaning 'double happiness').
Tai chi (taiji) is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. In the activity, you¡¯ll learn and practice two core training methods: the first being taolu (solo "forms"), a slow sequence of movements which emphasize a straight spine, abdominal breathing and a natural range of motion; the second being different styles of tuishou ("pushing hands") for training movement principles of the form with a partner and in a more practical manner.
Yue Opera is one of the Five Operas in China. It is characteristic in singing and superior in expressing emotions with melodious and lyrical tunes and lifelike performing. You¡¯ll learn the lyrics of a classic scene of the opera ¡°A Dream in Red Mansions¡±as well as the gestures of Yue Opera (walking, fingers, fan) with the opera consume.
Chinese traditional painting, known as gu¨® hu¨¤,involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black ink or colored pigments;oils are not used .
Paper-making is one of the four great inventions of China. The traditional papermaking has been listed into the intangible cultural heritages. You¡¯ll experience the four procedures (separation of raw material, beating. manufacture paper with pulp, drying) to fully enjoy the whole process to make a bark into a piece of paper.
The philosophies of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism blended together giving birth to the magical Chinese tea ceremony. In the tea ceremony activity, the tea variety is carefully selected taking into account both physical and spiritual characteristics. Physical characteristics refer to fragrance, taste and shape while the spiritual ones refer to the tea¡¯s history, name and origin. You¡¯ll also get the chance to perform tea making with the right tools in a calm and relaxed manner to truly create a peaceful and unique Chinese tea ceremony.