Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

I was invited to photo-document a Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Swansea Marina. The event was organised for senior citizens by the Chinese in Wales Association (CIWA) in Swansea who had been self-isolating during Covid-19 and unable to socialise with friends. CIWA organise programmes to improve ethnic Chinese residents’ wellbeing especially the most vulnerable people. The performance was was provided by a group of dedicated  volunteers from the community and the delicious vegetarian meal was fully sponsored by the amazing Ms. Gigi Gao. 

The Chinese Umbrella dance is inspired by the film Chrysanthemum Terrace and performed by a group of dancers in national costume and accompanied by a recording of the soundtrack from the movie. This is sung by the famous Taiwanese singer Jay Chou. The song is a tale of the women waiting for their menfolk returning from war.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s