New Clothes for the New Year
Saturday 1 February, 7 - 8.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre, Wakefield Street, Wellington
New Clothes for the New Year celebrates the tradition of wearing new clothes on Chinese New Year’s day. It signifies new beginnings, a fresh start, and thereby encouraging the flow of good luck for the coming year. Come and see the new season's designer fashions complimented by dynamic dance and movement.
The event commences at 7pm and is a fashion parade, contemporary dance event showing wonderful fashion from some of Wellington's leading designers. You'll also get a taste of the fashions from long-ago Chinese dynasties, featuring intricate designs, fabrics and power.
Designers on show include:
7.00pm Year of the Horse Opening: Lion Dance, Stan Chan
and Tarrant Dance Studio
Welcome & Introduction: MC Maily Pham and Ian White
Official opening: Councillor Jo Coughlan
7.15pm Fashion: deNada collection
Salsa: Viva Latina: Alex White & Sharisse Poy
Street Dance: Infinite Dance Crew
7.30pm Fashion: YU MEI collection
cHip cHop: WCSCC Dance Group
Fashion: Voon Children
Fashion: Voon Collection
7.45pm Traditonal Chinese Dance: ACM Chinese Dance Group
Fashion: Chinese Imperial Costume Collection
Song: Reflections - Melissa Lo with cheong warm collection
8.00pm Song: On My Own: Nicole Foy and Hugh McMillan
Ballet: Tarrant Dance Studio
8.15pm Fashion: Sophie Voon Bridal Collection
Luminous Dragon Dance: WCSCC Dragon Dance Group
Times are approximate and programme is subject to change.