Friday, June 22, 2007

Delaware Chinese Festival

The highlight of this year's Annual Chinese Festival is the Kunqu opera. This 500-year-old style of Chinese opera is one of the world's oldest form of Opera.

The 3 day Delaware Chinese festival began today and ends Sunday and also features Chinese hand puppets, a dragon dance, a fashion show, martial arts, Chinese dough modeling, Chinese tea drinking, gourmet Chinese cuisine and more.

The opera will be performed at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is Free, $3.00 for parking.
The location of the festival is 1313 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin.

For more information about the festival you can call or go to their web site:

To learn more about the Kunqu opera you can read the article that was in today's News Journal by going to the Delaware Online website:

Some other links with informaiton about Kunqu Opera:

Kunqu Opera from China Page:

China Rescures 500-Year-Old Kunqu Opera, from People's Daily:

Kunqu Opera at the heart of tradition:

Kungu from Wikipedia: