This is my attempt at turning the China Night DVD I made into a web site. The videos are hosted on YouTube, so you'll need Macromedia Flash in order to view them. There are some minor issues with Internet Explorer and this "WebDVD" that I haven't been able to work out yet. If anyone knows why, feel free to drop me a line. Otherwise, consider it yet another good reason to switch to Firefox. :)
China Night is one of the largest annual events at Cornell University, produced each April by the Chinese Students Association (CSA), sometimes attracting more than 1,000 people to Bailey Auditorium. The show is usually over three hours long, and covers many aspects of Chinese culture of past and present, including dance, acrobatics, martial arts, break dancing (pop culture born of the Shaw Brothers movies) short skits covering many topics, and a play written by one of the CSA members. For six years, the Shaolin Kung Fu Association at Cornell and the Chinese Martial Arts Association at Cornell was priviledged to perform in the show. I'm proud to say that each year that comment forms were handed out, our group was always the second or third most popular performance in the show, usually second only to the professional act that was hired to come perform traditional Chinese acrobatics and dance. Unfortunately, since 2003, the club appears to have vanished, after three "generations" of Cornell students kept the club going for more than eight years, so to the best of my knowledge, 2003 was the last year that anyone associated with this organization performed in a Cornell China Night show.
Above, you can select which year's performance to watch segments of, and you can view a video with information about the club and each performer, and see photographs from the club's history.
Copyright © 2006 Erik Harris.