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Chinese American Culture Night

$10,150
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166 Donors
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Project ended on April 07, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Chinese American Culture Night

What is Chinese American Culture Night (CACN)?

Chinese American Culture Night is an annual stage production hosted by the Association of Chinese Americans at UCLA (ACA). It is held in the Prestigious Royce Hall and free for all to attend. Over 100 students put in countless hours of practice and rehearsal to put on a show for over 1000 members of the community. CACN utilizes performances by ACA Hip-hop, Chinese Cultural Dance Club, UCLA Wushu,  ACA Lion Dance and ACA Drama to educate the greater community on relevant issues that affect us all today and to promote Chinese American Cultural Awareness on and beyond the UCLA campus. 

什么是华美文艺晚会(CACN)

CACN是一场由UCLA华美学生会(ACA)举办的年度盛宴。这场演出将在富丽堂皇的Royce Hall举行,并免费对外开放。我们ACA的100余名社团成员将通过认真努力的训练和彩排,为周边社区的千余名观众呈现一场精彩的演出。CACN将会邀请ACA嘻哈社、中国文化舞蹈社(CCDC)、UCLA武术社、ACA舞狮社以及ACA剧社来参与演出,并促进美籍华人的文化意识在UCLA以及周边社区的传播。

 

Our Story

CACN 2016, explores conflicts in communication resulting from the generational gap between immigrant parents and their first generation children. We hope to raise awareness for the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the unique Chinese American family dynamic by telling the story of an elderly Chinese immigrant woman reflecting on her journey of raising a daughter in America.

我们的故事

2016年的CACN致力于探索移民父母和他们的第一代移民子女由于代沟而产生的交流冲突。通过讲述关于一个早期从中国移民来美国的妇女如何在异国他乡抚养女儿的故事,我们希望大家能认识到阿尔兹海默病对一些特定美籍华人家庭产生的影响。

 

Performance groups​ - 表演团队

ACA Hip Hop is a competitive dance team based at UCLA, comprised of dancers who share a love for all styles of dance and performance. We are a family that values and encourages dedication, teamwork, and growth. With all the late nights dancing in parking lots while balancing jobs, extracurriculars, and rigorous academics, our dancers achieve the discipline and work ethic that will make them influential leaders in the community. The skills we learn and the strong friendships we make contribute to how ACA Hip Hop has become a supportive network that goes beyond just the dancing. With this foundation in our professionalism and love for each other, we hope to inspire and be inspired as we continue to strengthen our presence in the dance community.

ACA Hip Hop

ACA Hip Hop is a competitive dance team based at UCLA, comprised of dancers who share a love for all styles of dance and performance. We are a family that values and encourages dedication, teamwork, and growth. With all the late nights dancing in parking lots while balancing jobs, extracurriculars, and rigorous academics, our dancers achieve the discipline and work ethic that will make them influential leaders in the community. The skills we learn and the strong friendships we make contribute to how ACA Hip Hop has become a supportive network that goes beyond just the dancing. With this foundation in our professionalism and love for each other, we hope to inspire and be inspired as we continue to strengthen our presence in the dance community.

ACA嘻哈社是UCLA的一只高水平舞蹈队,由一群热爱各种舞蹈形式的舞者组成。我们是一个鼓励付出、合作与成长的大家庭。通过晚上在停车场进行努力训练,我们的成员不仅学会了如何平衡自己的工作、学业以及课余生活,还养成了良好的习惯,使他们能在将来成为具有影响力的领导者。我们学到的各种技能和建立的友谊让ACA嘻哈社成为了一个不仅仅限于舞蹈交流的社交团体。伴随着我们专业的付出和对他人的爱,我们希望在舞蹈界更多崭露头角的同时,也能用我们的行动去激励他人。

 

Chinese Cultural Dance Club

The Chinese Cultural Dance Club is dedicated to the spreading of Chinese culture at UCLA and in the surrounding community by providing a variety of free classical and ethnic Chinese dance lessons to anyone who wishes to learn. As a performance group, we work hard to provide professional-quality exhibitions to properly represent the rich cultural history and significance of each dance we showcase.

通过向任何感兴趣的人提供各种免费的中国传统古典舞课程,CCDC致力于在UCLA和周边社区传播中国文化。作为一个表演团队,我们努力排练并提供专业水准的演出,从而完美地展现蕴藏在我们舞蹈背后丰富且重要的文化历史。

 

UCLA Wushu

The UCLA Wushu club is an an official UCLA sport club that aims to promote the spirit of Wushu. The club teaches students a variety of martial elements styled from Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Each member learns a blend of strength, agility, and flexibility to showcase a perspective beyond brute combat. Ultimately, the club serves to embody and promote the spirit of Chinese martial arts, while creating a safe and fun environment for college students to relieve stress by practicing wushu.

UCLA武术社是一个致力于促进传统武术精神的官方体育社团。这个社团会指导学生关于各种功夫的武术技巧。每个社团成员都会学习除了蛮横的打斗外,如何通过武术来展现强健、灵敏和柔软的身段。社团的终极目标是体现并宣传中国的武术精神,同时为大学生们提供一个安全并且有趣的减压方式。

 

ACA Lion Dance

The Chinese lion dance team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) affiliated with the Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) student organization. Founded in 2001 originally as an aspect for ACA's Chinese American Culture Night (CACN), the continued growth of the team allows us to entertain and perform at many locales and celebrations in the Los Angeles area.

UCLA舞狮社是ACA的一份子。作为往届CACN上的一个重要节目,舞狮社成立于2001年。团队的不断成长使我们能够在洛杉矶地区的更多场所进行表演。

 

ACA Drama

CACN utilizes drama to tell a story that highlights relevant issues and struggles facing the Chinese American Community Today. Several actors and actresses audition for a role in CACN's Drama Aspect. Those given a role put in countless hours of rehearsal to effectively deliver a performance that will impact so many people.

CACN通过舞台剧来讲述一个故事,这个故事凸显出了当下美籍华人团体面临的相关问题。每次CACN舞台剧演出前,都会有好几个演员来竞争同一个角色。那些被选中的演员将会通过长时间的练习和彩排来为所有观众呈现一场深具影响力的表演。

 

Why we need your help.

CACN is an event completely free for UCLA students and members of the general community to attend. To keep the event free, we must fundraise to cover all the costs associated with putting on the production. This includes the costs for costumes, props, food, marketing, and most importantly the Venue. In total, the production costs over $30,000, with the venue alone costing over $25,000. All students involved in the production volunteer their time to make this happen, meaning nobody is making money and nobody is getting paid. We continue to make this a free event as we recognize the importance of raising cultural awareness and we ask you, the community, for support. All donations made to our production are tax deductible!

为什么我们需要你的帮助

CACN是一场对UCLA学生以及周边社区居民免费的活动。为了使我们的活动保持免费,我们必须募集资金来承担制作所有节目所产生的开销。这些开销包括服装、道具、食物和宣传上的花费,以及最重要的场地费用。这次演出总计需要花费三万美金,其中单单是场地费就高达两万五千美金左右。所有参与演出的学生都是以志愿者服务的形式在付出他们的时间和汗水,也就意味着没有人在利用这场演出赚钱。由于我们意识到提高文化意识的重要性,我们会持续保持这场活动免费,因此我们也希望您以及周边社区能够支持我们。所有为我们演出提供的捐助都是可以免税的!

 

Thank you

On behalf of the Association of Chinese Americans at UCLA, we thank you for your continued support. Without your generosity, programs like CACN could not exist! Thank you!

感谢

在此,我们代表UCLA华美学生会,感谢您的持续支持。如果没有您的帮助,类似于CACN这样的活动将很难继续举办!谢谢!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Broke College Student

We know how your wallet feels, so it means even that much more when y'all donate. We'll thank you on Facebook!

------------Other $10 Perks include:------------

+ Cindy Mach's Hair Dye Sessions: if you bring your own coloring supplies. Only 5 offers left.

+ Annie Jiang's Benz Airport Shuttle Service

+ Myron Fung's SUPA HOT FIYAH MIXTAPE! Only 5 of these offers left.

+ Never dunked in your entire life before? No worries! Purchase this perk for the opportunity to stand on David Wright's shoulders and achieve your lifetime dream. 2 of these offers left.

+ Joy Jin's Homemade Wontons... Yumm!! 10 of these offers left.

+ Jing's Makeup Salon - look like a model for any upcoming event or just any day you're really feelin' it!

If you wish to purchase someone's perk, please donate "In the Honor of (person's name)"

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$25

I love CACN!

We know that you are one of our biggest supporters! We'll let the world know through our Facebook and Instagram!

------------Other $25 Perks include:-------------

+ Matt Li's Car Wash - 10 offers left.

+ Amy Wong's Photoshoots: on campus, groups up to six. 5 offers left.

+ Stanley Wu's Homemade Meal: Missing Chinese food? Sit down and enjoy completely home cooked traditional foods with this perk. 2 offers left!

+ Jing's Chinese Language Tutor: Need help with Chinese homework? Want to learn Mandarin to get with the times? Personal tutoring at any level, any age! 7 offers left.

+ Isabel's Tutoring Sessions: Areas of study include lower division math, physics, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, geography, and writing. 2h hr per session, 5 offers left!

If you wish to purchase someone's perk, please donate "In the Honor of (person's name)"

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$50

Supporter of the Arts

We know how much you support the performing arts and we want to let everyone know. You will be thanked on our social media and we will put your name on the CACN program and our website!

------------Other $50 Perks include:------------

+ 1.5 hour UCLA Campus Tour in Mandarin Chinese! Only 10 of these offers left. Please donate "In the Honor of ACA"

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$75

Patron of the Arts

We know how much you hope for our Production's success. We would like to include all the above listed perks, an eighth page of ad space, and a physical Thank You letter!

------------Other $75 Perks include:------------

+ Photo shoot by Janna Wang. 1 offer left!

If you wish to purchase someone's perk, please donate "In the Honor of (person's name)"

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$125

CACN Partner

Every dollar of your contribution will be stretched to its fullest potential! We would like to give you the above perks, a quarter page of ad space in our program, and a personalized Thank You video.

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$200

Elite Sponsor

With your donation we are able to make this production possible. We would like to give you all the above perks, half a page of ad space, and a signed DVD of CACN by the cast and staff! (A tax deductible gift of $195)

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Estimated Delivery: July 2016

$250

Gold Sponsor

You are now a Gold Sponsor of CACN. You will receive two VIP tickets to our show, a half page of colored ad space in our program, and your company/corporation's logo on our website, flyers and posters. (A tax deductible gift of $240)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$500

Emerald Sponsor

You are now an Emerald Sponsor of CACN. You will receive 4 VIP tickets to our show, a full page of colored ad space in our program, a DVD of CACN 2016 signed by the cast and board, and your company/corporation's logo on our website, flyers, and posters. (A tax deductible gift of $490)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$750

Sapphire Sponsor

You are now a Sapphire Sponsor of CACN. You will receive the perks listed above, 6 VIP tickets, recognition in our YouTube videos and teasers, and a special mention during the night of the show! (A tax deductible gift of $740)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016

$1,000

Diamond Sponsor

You are now a Diamond Sponsor of CACN. You will receive the all benefits listed above, 10 VIP tickets, your company's banner or poster hung up the night of the event, and we will distribute any marketing materials you may have on UCLA campus. (A tax deductible gift of $990)

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