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Sharing the Same Time from All over the World ------The Party Celebrating October in Indianapolis

On September 26, 2009, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the PRC, the thirtieth anniversary of Sino-US diplomatic relations, the fifth anniversary of China Journal Indiana Weekly, as well as the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese community in Indianapolis held a great party in Madame Walker Theater to mark the festive season.

 On September 26, 2009, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the PRC, the thirtieth anniversary of Sino-US diplomatic relations, the fifth anniversary of China Journal Indiana Weekly, as well as the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese community in Indianapolis held a great party in Madame Walker Theater to mark the festive season.

The party in a jubilant atmosphere formally began at 7:30 in the evening. China Journal Indiana Weekly, Indianapolis Chinese Culture Center, Inc. (ICCCI), Confucius Institute, Lilly Chinese Culture Network (CCN), Indianapolis Chinese Medical Association (ICMA), IUPUI Chinese School, IUPUI Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), and Indianapolis Chinese Performing Arts, Inc. (ICPAI) sponsored the party, and a show of performing arts made the evening celebrations more enjoyable.

Before the performance, Virgil Madden, senior adviser to the ethnic minorities, Indiana lieutenant governor's office, Ron Gifford, CEO of Indy Partnership business advisory firm, Zongguang Guo,  Chinese consul in Chicago, and other guests attending the party extended festival greetings to Chinese people.

In the past three decades, China has made remarkable economic achievements. Its rapid economic development made Western countries have to re-examine a rising China. In this context, the Chinese community in Indianapolis has undergone enormous changes. The Chinese who go to school and work in this area made a significant contribution to the development of Chinese community while integrating into mainstream society. Their adherence to Chinese culture and tradition has won the respect of people of all nationalities. Just as Virgil Madden said in his speech, the Chinese are making history at this historic moment by holding this historic celebration in a historic theater.

There are many talented people in the Chinese community in Indianapolis who helped to make the party more colorful and entertaining. The songs and dances, such as “China, today is your birthday,” “Nostalgia of the travelers,” “When will there be a bright moon?” and “My home is in China," brought   the audiences into a nostalgic dream. These pieces artistically expressed the deep feeling of the overseas Chinese toward their loved ones in China, as well as their motherland at the time of celebration. Male solo and dance "The cup of wine," won warm applause from the audience. Didi Wu's piano solo "From Ballet Marmite," Chuhao Jiang’s harmonica solo "Moon over an Ancient City," and Xuhua Li’s Guzheng solo "River Liuyang," provided the audiences with a rare opportunity to enjoy music instrument at the party. Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra cellist Jianwen Tong’s performance of "Swan" and "the Happy Sahara,” pushed the atmosphere of the evening show to a new high.  Qiang Yu and Zhong-ming Liang’s talk show "Big language classroom" made the audiences have to crack up.

During the intermission of the show, painter Hui Xiao, who is visiting Indianapolis now, showed her painting skill on the stage, making the holiday celebrations more colorful. While enjoy children's song and dance performance "Colorful flowers" and “The crescent moon," people can’t help from thinking the second generation of overseas Chinese, who grow up in the West and will be the successor of Chinese cultural tradition in the future. Their show demonstrates the Chinese cultural heritage will take root and flourish abroad.

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