Gung Haggis Fat Choy announced in First Night Vancouver Program

Gung Haggis Fat Choy announced in 2005 First Night Vancouver Program

Gung Haggis Fat Choy appeared in ads this weekend the ads for First Night Vancouver 2005.   First Night returns to Vancouver for 2005 after a two year absence.  It takes place at Library Square, CBC Plaza and Q.E. Plaza.

6pm, 8pm & 10pm at the “Fun Too” venue.  Look for a large heated tent on the Q.E. Plaza.  We are sharing the tent with Construction Ink Theatre Company – creating a comedic look at local history with one of Vancouver's most intriguing tales. 

The program describes Gung Haggis Fat Choy as celebrating “Scottish Hogmanay and Chinese New – all rolled into one!”  Expect a Chinese bagpiper.  Expect a Scottish singer to sing in Chinese.  Expect the familiar to be reinvented cross-culturally.  Expect the unexpected.

This is a family oriented version of the increasingly popular dinner show event.  The program will feature story-telling, sing-a-longs + musical performances.  All will be relevant to the cultural fusion of the event's namesake.

Host is Toddish McWong, with famed performers Qiu Xia He and Andre Thibault from Silk Road Music, who were featured in the CBC television special “Gung Haggis Fat Choy.”

Also appearing will be Dragon River Shadow Puppet Theatre's Karen Wong and Zhongxi Yu, contemporary Mo-Hop singer LaLa, and David McIntosh from award-winning Battery Opera.

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