Confucius Institute hosts presents Chinese performances
The Confucius Institute at the University of South Carolina will host student artists from Xiamen University who will perform an array of music, dance, martial arts and puppetry Sunday, Feb. 13.
The performance is set for 5 - 7 p.m. at Brookland-Cayce High School auditorium. Free and open to the public, the event is intended to introduce the greater Columbia community to a variety of Chinese performance art.
The Xiamen University Student Art Group comprises a choir; a dance team; musicians who play traditional Chinese instruments that include the bamboo flute, dulcimer, Chinese lute, zither and urheen; and teams that specialize in hip-hop and traditional Chinese comedy, called “crosstalk.”
The show comes just after the start of the Chinese New Year (Feb. 3) and highlights many ethnic songs and dances from Yunnan, Tibet and Xinjiang.
The event is sponsored by the Hanban, Confucius Institute Headquarters in China. USC is the first research university in South Carolina to establish a Confucius Institute (CI) in collaboration with the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) and the Office of Chinese Language Council International, a division of the Chinese Ministry of Education.
For more information about USC’s Confucius Institute, visit the website: http://www.cas.sc.edu/ci/.