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Backstage at Chinese New Year of the Horse Celebration “Playing in the Rain” Interpretive Folk Dance. February 2, 2014

140201 Emily and Nunu in confidence

The little one holding her breath is the highlight of this picture above.

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In photography, one has to be in the right place, wait and watch patiently to be rewarded with the burst of magic in everyday life.

140102 Emily laughing

140201 Three girls Ania, Emily and Nunu in a straight line with straw hats

8 year old Aniyah (below, center) came late to the dress rehearsal without make-up or braids because her mother was sick. I volunteered to tie her braids for her but find it hard because her hair was very smooth and shorter than what I am used to working with. As I was tying her hair, I suddenly saw that she was sobbing as quietly as she could to herself! I asked her why and she replied “you are pulling my hair…” As it was close to show time, another set of hands came over and help her with her other braid on the left side. There we were working quickly, gels, hair bands, make-up, and we had a determined child sobbing to herself without a single complain. I felt really bad for my inept backstage help until I saw her later emerged from her ordeal shining brightly with eagerness to dance.

No tears: the middle one.

140201 3 dancers Nunu Ania and girl s curves posing in the hubbub crowds backstage with rice planters straw hat

my daughter, with the teenagers…

140201 Nunu flanked by fairy girls teenage folk dancers with logo

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A mother, tying her daughter’s long hair.

140202 Mother tying teenage daughter's hair for folk dancing


140102 chinese folk dancers lining up bored waiting for stage showtime girl twirling tying braid hair

140203 Emily laughing at Nunu's joke with logo

Show time!

140201 Playing in the rain folk interpretive dance

“Playing in the Rain” Intepretive Folk Dance, Directed by Ivy Chen and Stephanie Lin.

140201 Nunu shooting up in dance sequence

140202 Teenagers on stage splash with logo

coverage in the press:

Orange County Register 2014

April 26, 2014. Performance for Santa Ana Public Library Book Fair.

Photos from Past Year’s 一甲 Chinese New Year Performance

130129 Laughing girls Hexinnian with logo

Click here to see our blog on preparing for the Chinese New Year performance above.

Our  homemade Chinese Fairy Tale Puppet Show

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121107 Laibao in honeysuckle bushes. Handmade Fairy Tale Puppet Theater. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Peach Blossom by Mason Park Lake. frilly

Jzin’s Art

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130315 Feb 2012 Entrails of the Polite One by Jzin Teng. Acrylic on dry watercolor paper red clouds. square cropped with logo

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Gallery of Past Projects from The Waldorf School of Orange County Craft Group

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