Monthly Archives: July 2010

Street Festival街秀活动

参加了在多伦多市中心举办的一场Street Festival街秀活动。过往行人纷纷驻足,被新华会这群年过65岁却依然充满活力的老年表演队伍所吸引。老人们的表演为加拿大延续多年的“街秀”艺术带来了中国文化的独特魅力。

華諮處仲夏之夜移民慈善展演

慈善拍賣 | 慈善表演 | 聯歡舞會
Silent Auction Performances Dance Party

華諮處七月二十三日特舉辦慈善籌款晚會,同時也為新移民藝術家提供展示的舞臺。全部款項將用於為新移民提供更多的服務專案。承請大家積極參與。
Mid-Summer Immigrant Showcase July 23, 2010
Display enormous talents of immigrants, proceeds will go to programming for newcomers.
All are welcome!

票價
Ticket Price

贵宾票 $30:招待會,表演,舞會
VIP Ticket $30: Reception, Performance, Dance Party

標準票 $15:表演,舞會
Guest Ticket$15: Performance, Dance Party

新移民票*免費表演,舞會
(新移民票由Atlantic (HS) Financial Corporation赞助)
Free admission for new immigrants,
Sponsored by Atlantic (HS) Financial Corporation

2330 Midland Ave., Toronto, Ontario M1S 5G5
Phone: (416) 292-7510 Fax: (416) 292-7579
Email: cics@cicscanada.com

欢乐街秀展示中华风采

7月24日,是一个星期六。在经历了几天的闷热之后,这天终于阴云密布。气象预报说这天有雷雨,还真让我忧心忡忡。因为这天,我们普华会的老人们要参加多伦多的一个街秀。这是一个酝酿了一个多月的活动,费了不小劲才争取到的一个机会,真不想被这雨水冲没了。
It was July 24th,. After few days of heavy humanity, the clouds finally came today. The weather report said it was going to rain, but that was what I worried about. That day our community has a very important event, our Toronto senior street festival. We have been planning this event for almost a month and we were very looking forward to it.

Street Festival,过去我一直不知道该怎么翻译这个字眼,从网络中看到最多的翻译,和我自己的翻译一样,是直译为街头节,或者叫做“街节”。这个翻译法,虽然直白,但还是有不少人不明白其意。有意思的是,我们这些几乎不说英文的老人,给了我一个大大的震惊:他们给这个英语单词一个通俗易懂又不失水准的名称:“街秀”。我很喜欢这个译法,典型的意译,也琅琅上口。于是乎,我就毫不犹豫地沿用起这个名词了。

Street Festival,或者称之为“街秀”,在多伦多已经不是个新鲜事了。每年夏季的周末,多伦多街头都会有大大小小的街头表演,歌声舞影不绝,人潮不息,吸引了众多市民和游客参加,成了一道特殊的景色。这些街头表演一般都分布于城里一些热门地点,本次我们参加的街秀,就是位于多伦多繁华热闹且非常重要的一条街:Bloor Street。
Street festival or we can call it street shows. All kinds of street festivals are held all the time during summer time each year. Sometimes, vendors came sell handmade crafts, sometimes, artists came show their talents. Locals and tourist were attracted to the festival and enjoy fun activities. This time, our street festival was held on Bloor Street which was the busiest street in Toronto downtown area.

多伦多的街秀,主要是表演不同风格的音乐舞蹈,以爵士乐和摇滚乐为主。这是一场免费的户外音乐表演,由加拿大的音乐家和舞蹈演员参加,其中包括西方古典音乐、非西方传统音乐、新派音乐和舞蹈。这对加拿大艺术家们来说,是一个不可多得的展示自己推销自己的机会,对一些正处于上升期的乐队来说,是一个出名露脸的机会,而对市民们和游客们来说,也是一个不花钱就能享受高水准演出的机会。在这个延续了多年的“街秀”艺术中,中华风采几乎是格格不入从未露脸的。这次普华会将要展示的、多元文化中不可忽视的一葩,的确让人忐忑不安。对主办方,对我们演出方而言,其效果如何?是否能让市民们接受?还是一个未知数。
It was not very often Chinese communities participate or hold event such like this, we were concerned how people will react to a cultural event such like this.

下午一点,节目表演正式开始。主持节目的那个白人小伙儿以充满好奇和崇敬的语气开始向在场等待演出开始的观众们介绍普华会这群年过65岁却依然充满活力的老年表演队伍,和老人们带来的他们自编自导自演的节目。《和谐中华》的乐曲中,拉开了Bloor Festival的序幕。参加街秀的过路的人们也都纷纷驻足,为这支特殊的、黄皮肤的、身着艳丽服装的、首次出现在街秀中的中华老人的表演所吸引。一时间掌声、照相机的咔嚓声响了起来……。
Luckily, that morning didn’t rain. At one o’clock in the afternoon, the show started. The host welcomed the guesses and started to introduce our community. Our community performers are made up of seniors around 65 years old, but they looked great and were all very energetic in their colorful performance clothes. The first show is called The Great China, which was created and performed by all our members. People slowed their pace, attracted to the show and took picture…

女声小合唱,欢乐的火把节舞蹈,悦耳的竹板声声,雕花的蒙古马鞍,神奇而威慑世界的中华太极功夫,美丽的宝岛风情,传统而迷人的旗袍展示……。这一个接一个的节目,成了这个街秀的一道亮丽风景,羁绊住了一个个白皮肤黑皮肤黄皮肤的人们。这也再次验证了一个古老的论据:音乐没有国籍,美丽不分种族。

欢乐的火把节舞蹈开始没多久,天空开始坠下了雨点,不知是否为了浇灭“燃烧的火把”?然而,这由热情而点燃的 “火把”岂是凡俗的水珠所能熄灭的?最令人感动的是我们的太极功夫扇表演。表演还没开始,雨就浇了下来,主办方有点担心节目是否可以继续进行。看看天空的雨丝,看看热情的观众,老人们决定冒雨进行表演。于是太极功夫透过薄薄的纸扇,发出阵阵撼人心魄的唰唰声……。现场安静极了,只有纸扇发出的极具力度的声响……。观众们几乎都摒住呼吸,目不转睛地注视着那群白色的,似幻似真的身影……。

雨中,人们打开了雨伞,没伞的观众跑到了路边的屋檐和遮阳棚下继续观看,几乎没有几个离开。或许是老人们冒雨演出的精神,或许是太极功夫的神奇,在或许是上苍的感动,天空飞扬的雨丝,在太极功夫的击打下,也狼狈地退却了。

秀美的旗袍,一向具有神奇的魅力。着装者非要具有一定的风度、底蕴和身材,方能显出旗袍本身韵味。我一直惊叹老人们给旗袍注入的那份活力和效果。伴随着优美的乐曲和款款的步伐,窈窕身影中,中华独特的旗袍焕发出了知性人性和情趣。犹如清新华丽的桃花夹带有冷艳飘逸的腊梅以及高贵娴静的牡丹,即具古典温婉的气质又富含成熟端庄的风韵,这才是旗袍本身应被赋予的风姿。

街秀已经结束,乐曲尚在耳边,身形犹在眼前。每次观看老人们的活动或者演出之后,总觉得有一种不吐不快的感觉。我愿以不同的,我所能及的方式去记录去描述去重现这群脸上虽有皱褶,活力赛过18少年的人们,让他们不老的精神、不衰的活力、热爱生活美化生活的热情、以及那股不可抗拒的欢乐,去感染去感动更多的人去吸引更多的关注。

— 普华会办公室

照片由北区夕阳红于老师提供

我爱加拿大,加拿大是我家 O Canada, My great home

7月1日早晨的天空,深邃而湛蓝。天空中懒洋洋地飘着几片云彩,连带得太阳也懒洋洋地打不起精神。假日的城市总是没有平日里那么热闹,或许人们也正在家里懒洋洋地享受着夏日的凉爽……
At July 1st morning, it is deep and blue in the sky. There are some clouds in the sky. It is not as busy at weekend as daily weekday. Perhaps people really enjoy themselves at home during the summer.

普华会的老人们已经早早起来,正三三两两地赶往多伦多市中心,参加每年一度的主题为“我爱加拿大,加拿大是我家”的加拿大国庆节庆祝活动。这天,对老人们来说,是个期待已久的日子,也是个展示他们一个月来艰苦训练的日子。
The elders of NCCC wake up early, hurried to Toronto downtown, participated in activities of Canadian National day, which topic is “I love Canada, Canada is my home.” Seniors expected to show their whole monthly training today.

上午11点钟,普华会的舞蹈节目拉开了国庆节庆祝活动的序幕。随着清脆的竹板声声,演员们矫健的身姿合着快乐的乐曲,紧紧地捕捉住了现场观众的眼光。由于意外的调整,本来排在第四的节目突然提前到了第三,虽然有点措手不及,我们的演员依然没有任何怨言地服从了调整。因为我们拥有一颗热爱加拿大,以加拿大为家的心。
The performance started with NCCC dance at 11am. The player absorbed all the audience by the sound of ferula, happy dance with nice songs.
Originally, we will present our show at forth but it accidentally brought forward to the third one. Although it is a little bit hurried, we still took it without any complain, since we love Canada and think it as our home.

两个小时的文艺演出之后,游行开始了。虽然我们的队伍安排在整个游行大军的最后,时不时会出现跑步赶上游行队伍的场面,老人们没有一丝怨言的服从着整体的需要。一个多小时的游行过程中,老人们不畏疲劳,始终保持充沛的精力和旺盛的热情。只见那红色的彩绸在我们的队伍中飞舞着上下翻腾着,如同那抹美丽的夕阳,耀眼而璀璨。
After two-hour performance, the parade started. Although our team was at the end of parade and seniors always ran to catch up others, they still obeyed without any complaint.Seniors kept energy and passion all the time during one-hour parade. The red silk flew around our team and was so bright just like the sunset.

看着这支感人的队伍,随着铿锵有力的鼓点声,路边的观众,甚至执勤的警察,也禁不住合声鼓掌,给这支不服老也不觉老的腰鼓队秧歌队送上他们发自心底的赞赏。
The audience and police made applause and admired our team, who never felt old and acted as the young.

很多时候,我都为这群以自己的实际行动展示“夕阳美”的老人们所深深折服。在他们的身边,时光消失了,岁月停滞了,留下的是那永远醉人心扉的嫣红……
I always admire these old people who behave actively. They always make a deep impression for others.

—- 普华会办公室

加拿大国庆节庆祝活动

举办每年一度的主题为“我爱加拿大,加拿大是我家”的加拿大国庆节庆祝活动,由两个小时的文艺演出和一个多小时的腰鼓队秧歌队游行组成。