Chinese dance troupe to give free performance at TROY’s Davis Theatre

Posted: Thursday, 15 October 2009

TROY—Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts will host a performance of traditional Chinese song and dance from the Ethnic Art Ensemble of Guizhou University on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The performance is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Troy University. It marks the award-winning art ensemble’s first performance in Alabama.

"Troy University's Davis Theatre is proud to serve as the venue for this beautiful performance of Chinese music and dance,” said Dr. Kristen Koehler, director of the Davis Theatre. “We are grateful to the Confucius Institute for making this event available to the citizens of Montgomery and our surrounding communities."

The event is free and open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. The show starts at 7 p.m.

The Ethnic Art Ensemble of Guizhou University has been presenting folk music and dances for more than 10 years both at home and abroad during tours of Ukraine, Russia, South Korea, France and the U.S.

Wearing vibrant traditional costumes, the ensemble will perform folk dances including the Miao dances “Silver Necklaces,” “Water Girls,” and “Dancing with the Beat of Drums.” Songs presented during the performance will include the Dong Grand Song, “Cicada’s Song,” the Yi folk song “Madrigal on the Grassland” and the Miao love song “Love in Spring.”

The Confucius Institute at Troy University is part of a global network of more than 204 Confucius Institutes in 50 countries dedicated to the promotion and development of Chinese language education, and cultural and business exchange with the People’s Republic of China.

For more information, contact the theatre at 334-241-9567 or the Confucius Institute at 334-808-6348.

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Members of the Ethnic Art Ensemble of Guizhou University perform the traditional Miao dance “Dancing with the Beat of Drums.” The art ensemble will give a free performance at Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Troy University. It marks the award-winning ensemble’s first performance in Alabama. (Contributed Photo)