TEXT AND PHOTO: STEFANO ROMANO
“The Chinese New Year began in Rome, a few weeks in advance of the official date of February 19, the day that greets the Year of the Horse to welcome the New Year of the Sheep (or Goat), lucky charm animal in the Chinese tradition.
The festivities, which will continue in the next month with other events, took place at the Theater Orione, in the presence of Roman politicians and the Chinese Ambassador Li Ruiyu.
This year, among the local artists and Italians, like the fantastic children girls of the School of Chinese Language of Zhonghua, arrived in Rome a delegation of artists from the area of Wenzhou, from which come most of the Chinese in Italy.
The show went on for nearly four hours, including essays with bel canto with sopranos and tenors, traditional dances, performances of martial arts and traditional instruments. A great success, filmed by Chinese television.
While waiting for the next event.”