We are thrilled to announce that Borderless Arts will be participating in the Nashville Chinese New Year. Our Teapot Diplomats made fans and kimonos under the artistic direction of Lauren Rudd of the Human Sciences Department at MTSU. These costumes will be worn by the Movement Connection under the artistic direction of Danielle Clement with choreography provided by Jen-Jen Lin of the Chinese Arts Alliance. Here is more about the event:

Chinese Arts Alliance is hosting the annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Hillsboro Village. The date is Feb 9, Sat from noon to 3 PM. The program includes arts & crafts for children, Chinese dance, martial arts, bamboo dance, Chinese Yo-Yo, Juggling act, Chinese music & songs in addition to Chinese lion dance and dragon dance.

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville is a nonprofit arts organization that brings art and culture to our city and our community. We like to build connection, creativity, and community.

Our collaborators are the Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations (CNGR) at Vanderbilt University, MLK High School Chinese Language Program, Borderless Arts Tennessee, Playing By Air, Phialva – Zomi Bamboo Dance, Metro Parks Dance Department, Vanderbilt Juggling and Physical Arts Club, MBA Asian Club, and Nashville Chinese School.

Our finale will be a Dragon parade with families through the village. We dance with red streamers and make noise to bring blessing to everyone.

The venue is Vanderbilt University’s Corner Park between 21st Ave. S. and Blakemore Ave. provided by Vanderbilt University as our venue, and free parking is provided by Cornerstone Credit Union. In case of rain, we will have Vanderbilt’s Recreation Center as back up site.