Lunar New Year Family Workshops | Adelaide | 17 Feb 2024

Lunar New Year Family Workshops at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with family-friendly workshops designed for children aged 5 and up.  These workshops are a celebration of creativity and cultural discovery. Begin with the serene artistry of Jingwei Bu’s tea ceremony. Then, let creativity bloom with Datsun Tran’s drawing and calligraphy workshops, and catch the K-pop fever as Dopamin Studio teaches you the trendiest dance moves.

Immerse in the captivating traditions of China and Korea — an ideal complement to your Lunar New Year festivities, before the bustling Gouger Street party.            

Pouring Tea Until It Is All Evaporated with Jingwei Bu

In this evocative performance, a stack of A4 paper serves as a makeshift tea table, with each spill of tea creating spontaneous art on the stained paper—echoes of a 2021 performance. The act of pouring, meticulous to avoid spillage, contrasts with the inevitable drips, weaving a tension-filled experience. As the tea leaves its mark, it captures the essence of mindfulness, celebrating the present moment’s quiet power. Bu’s absence leaves an open canvas for the audience’s reflection, turning mindfulness into a shared experience. This performance, drawing from the Zen philosophy of traditional tea ceremonies, distills tranquillity into each pour. It’s an artistic journey where time, motion, and contemplation exist in tranquil balance, inviting the audience to find peace within the transformative art of tea.

  • Tea pouring art performance times (45 minutes) | 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm
  • Tea ceremony and tea-sharing performance times (15 minutes) | 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm

Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre Lobby | Free admission

How To Paint a New Year Dragon with Datsun Tran

Unleash your child’s creativity with accomplished artist Datsun Tran in the ‘How To Paint a New Year Dragon’ workshop. Designed for young artists aged 5-8 and 9-12, these sessions are perfect for nurturing confidence in mark-making and mastering the basics of drawing and calligraphy.

Sessions run for 45mins, please see the set times below:

  • 11:00am: for ages 5-8 years
  • 12:30pm: for ages 9-12 years
  • 2:00pm: for ages 5-8 years

Her Majesty’s Theatre Foyer | Booking fee required 

K-Pop Workshops with Dopamin Studio

Get ready to groove with Dopamin Studio’s K-Pop Workshop. Whether you’re a dance enthusiast or new to the scene, join Orisca, Rody and Sophie for an electrifying session packed with the trendiest K-Pop moves. Orisca brings her high-energy K-Pop expertise from Sydney’s Crossover Dance Studio, Rody offers a wealth of experience, including coaching the KUTE Crew, and Sophie, a dynamic member of ABK Crew, adds her vibrant energy. Open to everyone aged 5 and above, this is your chance to unleash your inner K-Pop star.

Sessions run for 60mins, please see the set times below:

  • 12:00pm
  • 1:30pm

Her Majesty’s Theatre Wall Gallery | Booking fee required



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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

What:      Lunar New Year Family Workshops

When:    Saturday 17 February 2024

Where:  Her Majesty’s Theatre | Grote Street, Adelaide

Who:       Ages 5+ years

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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