Lunar New Year Festival preview: the Yoyo team

  • February 8, 2017
  • By Melody Walker
  • 1 minute read

Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) is a student-run organization at WashU and the annual performance scheduled for this weekend Feb. 10-11, celebrates the Lunar New Year and promotes the awareness of different facets of Asian culture. The Friday and Saturday night performances at Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center, are sold out, but tickets ($10), remain for the Saturday, Feb. 11 show at 2p.m., link here to order tickets.

Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) logo
Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF) logo

LNYF chooses a different philanthropy to support “to not only impact the WashU community, but the St. Louis community as well.” This year, performances will benefit: Beyond Housing.

The festival features a wide variety of performances from acting to dancing to martial arts, showcasing various facets of Asian culture. Kevin Wu, is a member of the all-student production and choreographer of the Yoyo team. The Chinese yoyo is more than a performance art according to Wu, it’s a sport that requires running, jumping, flips, and other acrobatic manoeuvers to keep the “diabolo” cones of the yoyo spinning and flying through the air from one performer to another. Watch the video, it’s amazing!!

Video produced by Washington University Public Affairs

Yoyo wows the crowd

Kevin Wu explains why Chinese yoyo is both an art and sport.

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