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Join Us for Dragon Festival 2018!

July 14th and 15th - Lake Phalen

Join us at this year's Dragon Festival! The festival's mission is to bring together the Greater Twin Cities community in celebration of Asian Pacific cultures. Attendees can cheer on teams competing in Dragon Boat Races on Lake Phalen, watch martial arts demonstations, and taste food from a variety of vendors. Stop by the Confucius Institute's table for family-friendly activities and prizes!

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Capital Normal University Performance Troupe Coming to University of Minnesota in September

This September, don't miss the stunning and FREE show, "Dance of Youth, Charm of China," by the Capital Normal University Performance Troupe, visiting from Beijing, China! This talented group will showcase a variety of Chinese arts, including Peking opera, folk dance, paper cutting, calligraphy, and traditional Chinese music. The shows will be held in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute partnership between the University of Minnesota and Capital Normal University.

The troupe will perform two shows at the Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, September 20. The 10:30 a.m. matinee show is only open to K-12 school groups, while the 7 p.m. evening show is open to the general public. Both shows are free to attend, but seats are limited and advance registration is required. Register early to secure your tickets!

Get your tickets for either performance by clicking on the links below. Enjoy the show!

Register for K-12 Performance

Register for Public Performance


Community Chinese Language Classes

Registration is now open for Fall 2018 community Chinese language classes. Classes run September 10 to November 22. Learn more

10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute

In 2018, the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Save the date for a performance from the Capital Normal University dance troupe and other events. Learn more.

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