玉兔迎春闹堪城–KCCAA邀您共度除夕夜!

春晚制作和演员信息

春风春日春浩荡,兔年兔岁兔吉祥,2023年农历兔年正向我们款款而来。

2023年1月21日除夕之夜,KCCAA堪城中美联合会邀你一起欢乐守岁、共度良宵、同贺新春。经历了两年的线上春晚,阴霾总算散去,久违的舞台重回现场,让我们为春天的回归欢庆高歌,届时,我们将呈现给大家一个激情澎湃、喜气吉祥的兔年春晚,欢歌热舞,唱出新年的希望,舞出新年的憧憬,展现明日的灿烂。

本次晚会将由KCCAA舞蹈队和多名歌者联合的大型歌舞开场,其间除了备受瞩目的茉莉花中国舞团,堪城艺术旗袍协会,乐乐艺术团和堪城现代中文学校舞蹈队等的异彩纷呈的表演外,更荣幸地有来自UMKC音乐学院表演艺术家和指导的专业加盟,现场热情浪潮必将此起彼伏,精彩纷呈不容错过,视听盛宴回味无穷!

极具创新的节目单即将出炉,敬请期待!

让我们一起敞开心扉,相约守岁,让梦想点燃激情,让快乐响彻云霄,我们将尽情体验那尝不尽的中国味,美不过的中国年,KCCAA堪城中美联合会大年三十相约陪你一起过大年。期待着你的到来,不见不散!

晚会时间:2023年1月21日,除夕之夜 7PM – 9PM

地点:Yardley Hall, Midwest Trust Center (曾为Carlsen Center) at Johnson County Community College

             12345 College Blvd Overland Park, KS 66210

票价:$15 (3岁以下儿童可在购票时领取免费票)

团体: 5张以上 $10 (折扣码 GROUP10)

学生: $10 (折扣码 STUDENT10) 购票链接 (或扫描以下二维码):https://jccc.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1663&r=8e8347a936744f6f83492fa2969bee54

除了春晚,KCCAA还将在同日下午与堪城现代中文学校举办青少年中文演讲比赛以及文化活动,两个活动均为免费入场,欢迎大家踊跃参与!详情请参见以下海报。若有问题,欢迎给我们留言。

感谢各位赞助商和社区伙伴对KCCAA的大力支持!

春晚志愿者

KCCAA春晚已经进入倒计时,各个环节的最后准备已在紧锣密鼓中,感谢大家的热心和大力支持,绝大部分的志愿者登记表已经fill up了,目前1/20周五中午和12/21周六下午还需要几位志愿者,如果时间合适您,KCCAA春晚期待您的加入,一起携手把好春晚准备的最后一关,感谢已经报名的志愿者们,一起加油!

春晚志愿者登记表

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Career Connections

The Asian Chamber is hosting its annual virtual Career Fair on March 2nd 2023.  Participating organizations include Argosy Casino, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Evergy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Garmin, GEHA, JE Dunn, KC NSC Honeywell, UMB, and more! Here is more information: https://www.asianchamberkc.com/2023-career-connections

The resumes will be sent directly to recruiters of the participating organizations, who will then select candidates for exclusive 1-on-1 virtual interviews. Deadline to submit a resume is Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 4 PM CST. It should be a great event for any KCCAA member who is looking for a job with major corporations in Kansas City!…

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Production Crew and Performers Info

Producer: Jing Zou (Presendent-elect, KCCAA)

Director: Junyi Nie

Chinese pianist Junyi Nie is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, studying with Alon Goldstein as a scholarship and doctoral teaching fellowship recipient.

During the 2022-2023 season, as the 2021 Concerto/Aria competition winner, Junyi performed with the UMKC Conservatory Orchestra in James C. Olson Performing Arts Center White Recital Hall in March. In August, Junyi participated in Tel-Hai Piano Masterclass in Israel and performed in the concert, Remembering Marina Bondarenko. In September, Junyi performed at the International Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Other performances include the Brahms Festival and the Haydn Piano Sonatas Marathon in Kansas City.

In this upcoming season, Junyi is invited to be the director of the 2023 Chinese New Year gala in January, organized by the Kansas City Chinese American Association at Midwest Trust Center Yardley Hall. In February, Junyi will be the guest musician playing concerts at the 2023 Emerald Coast Music Alliance in Florida. Under the support of the UMKC Conservatory Alumni Fund,  Junyi will go to Italy to hold a concert series of Chinese Art Songs collaborating with Chinese Sporano Ziyu Liang. In April, Junyi will perform in Bartok reimagined concert, where she also serves as the assistant director.

The highlight of the 2021 season includes performances at the Abbey Bach Festival in Oregon, Emerald Coast Music Alliance in Florida, a solo recital at the Chapel Garden Spot Village, Pennsylvania,  the 2021 KCCAA Chinese New Year Gala, and several concert series, including in Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Ravel Reimagined, and Mozart Piano Concertos Celebration in Kansas City.

Junyi is also passionate about music education. She was an instructor at Boston University, where she taught group piano and aural skills. Currently, Junyi is teaching group piano and applied piano lessons at UMKC Conservatory and is a faculty member at UMKC Conservatory Academy. In August 2021, Junyi was invited to give a piano pedagogy lecture at the Conero International Music Festival in Kansas. In addition, Junyi is a producer of musical educational videos, promoting classical music through Youtube Channel Dr. Cat Music and writing articles on Wechat official account.

Junyi holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Wuhan Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Degree from Boston University.

Production Director: Chunyan Qiu

Chunyan is the vice president of KCCAA and the …

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KCCAA春晚活动之新春文化节

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1月21日KCCAA春晚,一如既往地陪你一起过大年

岁月不居,流年无情人有情, KCCAA感恩亲们的遇见和一路陪伴,在这与2022年的告别之际,让我们借用去年KCCAA春晚压轴节目“告别时刻”这首经典歌曲,优雅地与2022年挥手告别,满怀激情张开双臂,拥抱更加美好的新一年!KCCAA中美联合会在此祝大家新年快乐!万事如意!

今年的除夕之夜,1月21日KCCAA春晚,一如既往地陪你一起过大年,期待着你的到来。

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除夕之夜陪你过大年 KCCAA除夕春晚团队介绍-2

回顾堪城现代中文学校与KCCAA共庆新春

春节是中华民族乃至整个汉字文化圈最重要、也是最隆重的传统节日,因为它承载着丰富、鲜明的中华文化内涵。每年,堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)都会以大型春晚的形式来庆祝这一节日。

在绚丽多彩的舞台上,活跃着一支将古典与现代元素融合在一起的舞蹈队,它就是堪城现代中文学校舞蹈队。这支舞蹈队于2016年正式成立,刚成立的一年多就与KCCAA合作登上了2017年春晚的大舞台,向观众奉上了舞蹈佳作——《说唱脸谱》,带领观众走进了神奇而瑰丽的国粹京剧艺术世界,在KCCAA的春晚上留下了浓墨重彩的一笔。

堪城现代中文学校能与KCCAA合作,是对中华文化精神与传统最生动的展示与传播,高度契合了本校“传承与弘扬中华文化”的办学宗旨;不仅如此,参与春晚活动能让中文学校的孩子们,更全面地感受到本族裔的力量和声势、看到华人社区的凝聚力与影响力,进而提升孩子们的自身文化自豪感和族裔文化认同感;同时,中文学校也期望每年以参与春晚演出的形式,向堪城华人社区传达中文学校对文化传承的坚持,表达对社区诚挚美好的新春祝福!

堪城现代中文学校通常是在每年的春季学期一结束就开始着手筹划第二年的春晚节目。他们特别注重节目的中华文化内涵,在保证节目艺术水准的同时,总是努力将中华传统美德、人文精神和气度神韵通过表演展现出来。例如,在2018年的1月27日,作为堪城当年的首场贺新春活动,堪城现代中文学校在舞蹈老师郑敏颐的带领下,完美演绎了一个感人的故事——《锄禾》,精彩演绎了著名唐诗《悯农》所表达的对劳动果实的珍惜和对辛苦劳作的尊重。她们用真诚朴实的表演、天真无邪的笑容和舞蹈传递的情感深深打动了在场观众,得到了观众们的普遍赞誉。

堪城现代中文学校舞蹈队成立几年来,也遇到过各种困难,主要的困难一是时间比较紧张,中文学校每学期十六周上课时间,每节课都有相应的教学安排,要在完成规定的教学任务同时,保证排练时间和节目质量,学校、老师和同学们都付出了很多努力,尤其是郑敏颐和魏嘉老师,为了保证节目质量,不仅在课外花很多时间编排准备节目,演出临近更是夜以继日地辛劳。此外是排练场地的困难,因为场地的限制,也为了保证每个年龄段的学生都得到相应的成长空间,学校特别在校外租借了专业的舞蹈教室为大孩子开班上课。当然还有每年为准备春晚节目都需要不少的资金支持,这也是学校和家长所必须面对的另一个困难,更别说每年从国内订服装,然后拜托朋友、家长从中国带服装道具回来的艰难不易了··· 不过,当他们克服了重重困难,以更成熟和完美的舞技亮相在KCCAA春晚舞台上的时候,总是觉得所有的努力都是值得的,如2019年在KCCAA春晚舞台上推出的《花木兰》更是超燃亮相,展现出中华一代巾帼英雄史诗。

今年春晚的序曲已经拉响,祝愿堪城现代中文学校再创精品,KCCAA春晚圆满成功!
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