The 7 th AGE OF LITERATI Cultural Festival
Concert Natural Arts -From Tang Dynasty to Contemporary
The 7th anniversary of the Age of Literati Culture Festival,themed Natural Arts Concert -From
Tang Dynasty to Contemporary presented by Canada One Family Network (COFN), is held on
October 7, 2022, from 7 - 10 pm at Flato Markham Theater, 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham.
The Concert introduces multicultural and powerful Tang-style music & dance, and poetry from
Dun Huang Grottoes heritage to contemporary expression with the integration of literary
aesthetics. It is a gorgeous picture scroll of natural arts.
Canada One Family Network is an Ontario-registered not-for-profit organization, presenting
Elegant Gatherings with Wang Wei Selected Poets English Version New Book Launching, Go
Master’s Workshop and Tournament on Oct 1st
as well as virtual Art Exhibition and Poetry
Recitation programs and the themed Natural Arts Concert To Celebrate Markham Culture
The celebration program is full of excitement, dragon and lion dance, Chinese symphony
orchestra, poetry recitation, poetic songs, cultural dance performances, etc. attracted thousands
of audiences to the theatre and online broadcasting. And The honorable mayor Frank Scarpitti
and Deputy Mayor Don Hamilton, Logan Kanapathi MPP, Billy Pang MPP from the City of
Markham, and retired Councilor Jim Karygiannis from the City of Toronto participated in the
“ It is a high-caliber music concert with both traditional and contemporary programs”. said
Yanyan Zhu, president of Canada One Family Network, “The traditional dance art of the Tang
Dynasty was the culmination of a new level of maturity, driven by the dance techniques of the
Han Dynasty and the convergence of Chinese and foreign music and dance in the Northern and
Southern Dynasties. The strong national power, the openness of society, and the ability to fully
absorb and integrate all nationalities and foreign cultures are the reasons for the flourishing of
the dance in the Tang Dynasty”.
The composer is also wind musician Huimin Li and the orchestra conductor is also Erhu
musician Amely Zhou. Professional musicians, dizi player Lipeng Wu, pipa player Xiaolei Yang,
guzheng player Lina Cao, zhonghu player Donghua Feng and artisans from Toronto Ya-Yue Art
Center, Hong Feng Canadian Chinese Orchestra, and Lat Yip Dragon & Lian Dance Group,
Happy Linda Dance Studio, and Global Youth Charity MC Club to present to the audience the
classical music, dance, and poetry of the literati’s Tang Dynasty.
Poetry recitation contest attracted children reciters who love Chinese poetry and prose in the
community. Expert judges Yang Jizong, Zhai Naigang, Gao Yuan, Lin Lin, Huang Guangyan
and the public professional judges gave comprehensive scores of all the reciters. Gold, silver
and bronze awards were selected for the three of the children's groups.
Thanks to the diamond sponsor Soil Engineers Ltd, Aero Future Canada, EPS Care
Technologies Inc. Greennel International, Canada Daoyin Yangsheng Center, and numerous
golden sponsors, Also more than 20 community partners, including International Photographers
Union and more than 20 media organizations giving full support to this culture and art festival.