MacMillan Center Inauguration Activities
Please join the Council on East Asian Studies and the MacMillan Center in celebrating the inauguration of President Peter Salovey!
The MacMillan Center will host an International Buffet in the Common Room. Enjoy a sampling of dishes from around the world!
Room 202 will have on-going demonstrations (11:30am - 1:30pm) that are fun for all ages, such as batik, henna, and origami.
Room 203 will have the various performances, including a Vietnamese fan dance, a Red Mask dance (Java), Linnunrata (a Nordic Folk Music Band), and at 11:45am, special dance demonstrations by the Phoenix Dance Troupe!
- Chinese Ribbon Dance - Katelyn Kang, Helen Fang, Tammy Pham, Shubo Yin
- Korean Fan Dance - Joanna Liu, Elena Gonzalez, Tammy Pham, Laura Cheng
Phoenix Dance Troupe is one of Yale’s preeminent traditional Asian Dance Troupe on campus. They are non-audition and entirely student-run, with dances choreographed and led by members of the group. Dancers come together from a variety of backgrounds to celebrate rich and diverse dance traditions from different regions across Asia. Their repertoire spans widely across time and space, including Chinese handkerchief dances, modern ribbon dances, and much, much more. Over the years, Phoenix has performed at various events on campus and in the neighborhood community. Through its performances, the group hopes to spread both artistic and cultural awareness to both its members and its audiences. Members participate in numerous big and small traditional dances throughout the year and are also encouraged to choreograph their own pieces. http://www.yale.edu/phoenix/
A more detailed schedule of morning events can be found here.
EVENING PROGRAMMING - There will be six movie screenings, three at 6:00pm, and a second round of three at 8:30pm, with screening in 202, 203, and the Auditorium. The Council is happy to support the screening of a Korean historical comedy, The Grand Heist.
The Grand Heist (Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida 바람과함께사라지다)
The Grand Heist, a 2012 historical comedy directed by Kim Joo-Ho and described as “the Korean version of Ocean’s Eleven,” is an action-packed tale about a gang of 11 thieves who try to steal ice blocks from the royal storage, Seobinggo, during the last years of the Joseon Dynasty. In the late 18th century, during the last years of King Yeongjo’s reign, ice is a commodity more valuable than gold. Blocks of it are harvested from frozen rivers in winter, put in royal storage and distributed or sold throughout the year for general consumption. When corrupt officials conspire to form a monopoly and fix its price, a gang of 11 professionals is formed to stop the scheme — and to do that they must make all the royal ice blocks in five storage rooms disappear for a night.
A full listing of the films being screened can be found here.