Troupe rarely seen outside China performs on campus

By Costa Maragos Posted: February 20, 2017 6:00 a.m.

The Lanzhou University Students’ Art Troupe, on stage at the U of R, weaved a wondrous tapestry of ancient legends and modern heroic tales.
The Lanzhou University Students’ Art Troupe, on stage at the U of R, weaved a wondrous tapestry of ancient legends and modern heroic tales. Photo courtesy of Confucius Institute

The Education Auditorium was filled with a large and appreciative crowd that witnessed a performance rarely seen outside China.

The Lanzhou University Students’ Art Troupe presented the 2017 Chinese Cultural Experience at the University of Regina, February 8.   

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The troupe performed before an appreciative crowd at the Education Auditorium. 
The show was sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and hosted by the Confucius Institute at the U of R.

“We are so very pleased with the number of people who came to see this amazing show and the appreciation they showed for the performers,” says Li Liu, Operations Director for the Confucius Institute at the U of R.
 
Lanzhou University is located in the northwestern region of China with about 20,000 undergraduate and 10,000 postgraduate students.

The art troupe consists of about 2 dozen performers and showcased traditional Chinese folk songs and dances, Kung Fu, Beijing Opera and calligraphy.  

The performers took the audience on a journey through north-west China, to experience the mystery of Tibet, hospitality of Xinjiang, forthrightness of Gansu, the grace of Qinghai, as well as the gentle nature of the Miao nationality.

The troupe showed its appreciation for the audience, inviting members of the campus community on stage, including students, faculty and staff.

The Confucius Institute is a joint initiative between the University of Regina and China’s Human University. The institute holds numerous cultural events and offers non-credit language courses.