Anna Chen - MC at the British Museum China Late event, Thursday 6th December 2007

Every month during the First Emperor Terracotta Army Exhibition, the British Museum puts on an evening of entertainment, workshops and displays in the Great Court.

Anna hosted December's programme:

Fan dance
Ribbon and sword dance
The ancient martial art of Papercutting. (Known to some as the Death of a Thousand Cuts.) Take a sheet of A4 and a pair of scissors ...
Calligraphy
Mah-jong
Tea & Beer appreciation including a Chinese Drinking Game workshop (!!!)
Weiqi - with the British Go Association
Shaolin Martial Arts
Mandarin sessions
Talks
Traditional opera
.... and a Prawn Dancer.

Yes, a Prawn Dancer.

To see video, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Below: photos of Anna hosting the China Late event

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anna chen, stand-up comedy, british museum

 

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anna chen, comedy, maggie kwan, british museum

Anna interviews Maggie Kwan, Ribbon and Sword Dancer

 

Hong Shen gives a Shaolin Martial Arts deminstration

 

The Jing Kun Opera Association performance. This character is a general.

 

Jenevieve Chang's Prawn Dance in "Chinese Takeaway"

 

anna chen, stand-up comedy, british museum

 

anna chen, british museum, comedy, china, late

 

 

Below: Anna Chen and LJ Rich try out the Fan Dance workshop led by Jenevieve Chang

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anna chen, lj rich, fan dance, british museum

 

 

Video: Anna Chen introduces the Fan Dance workshop led by Jenevieve Chang

(c) Photos by Anna Chen 2007

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