Lantern Festival

Chinese culture was celebrated in grand fashion as Xilin Art Center held their annual Lantern Festival at Pieffer Hall at North Central College. The performance is the center’s main fundraiser.

“We’ll use the funds for programs, senior programs and after school programs,” says Bill Liu, board member of the Xilin Association.

The audience was treated to traditional Chinese dances along with lyrical performances and more modern routines. Performers of all ages took the stage.

Secretary of State Jesse White was an honorary guest.

“I come every year,” says White. “The show gets better and better.”

This year the center teamed with the Beijing Dance Company. Another performance will take place in Lincoln Park later this month.

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