Graduate student Qinglan Ding performing in "Dancing Amongst the Swords." (Photo by Hao Yan)
School of Music student Ting Li and Mengyue Shi sing “I Love You, China.” (Photo by Kelsey Ding)
Xiaowen Xu performed a piece from the Chinese opera “Farewell My Concubine.” (Photo by Hao Yan)
Special guests included Ambassador Qiyue Zhang (in red) of the People’s Republic of China. (Photo by Hao Yan)
The Yale Dance Team performed “Rainy Alleyways.” (Photo by Kelsey Ding)
Yale's Confession band performed a medley of songs. (Photo by Hao Yan)
Artist Naiyi Zhao demonstrated the ancient dramatic art of "face changing" while singing a selection from Sichuan opera. (Photo by Kelsey Ding)
A folk music ensemble from Jasmine Performing Arts presented traditional Chinese songs. (Photo by Hao Yan)
Visiting fellow Yin Hao sings “Welcoming Good Luck.” (Photo by Kelsey Ding)
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Scenes from the Spring Festival Gala 2015

More than 1,000 people gathered on Feb. 21 to celebrate the start of China’s Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Ram) at the Spring Festival Gala in Woolsey Hall. The event, which showcased the rich and varied Chinese culture, was co-organized by Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Yale, China Economic Forum, Chinese Undergraduate Students at Yale, and the Greater China Club at Yale School of Management.