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Youth dance troupe celebrates the Chinese New Year

The Albuquerque Chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance youth dance troupe, showcased the dances that will also be seen at Wednesday at The Rio Grande Gracious Living in Rio Rancho as well as the CACAABQ CNY Luncheon Banquet on Sunday for the Chinese New Year. The dances will include a Lion Dance, 5 dances, Tai Chi Sword Dance, and a piano & trumpet performance as well.

The dancers and audience learn about Chinese culture through art. There’s a younger group that does pom-pom dance, and middle group that does fan dance, and an older group that does ribbon dance. Then there are the boys that do lion dance.  Chinese New Year is February 5, 2019, it is the Year of the Pig.

The Albuquerque Lodge was chartered with a membership of 24 male Chinese American citizens in ceremonies conducted by Grand President George Chew, of Oakland, Calif., on April 24, 1961. Since that date, Albuquerque Lodge members have proudly exercised the power of citizenship for the good of the all citizens of New Mexico, which celebrates its ethnic diversity. Lodge members have nurtured partnerships with Chinese American and other ethnic groups, fostered understanding of Chinese American contributions to mainstream culture and society, and broadened a more positive perception of Chinese Americans. Sustained belief in C.A.C.A. goals and objectives motivated Albuquerque Lodge to sponsor and nurture the development of the Mississippi Lodge, which was chartered September 9, 2000, in Greenville, Mississippi