TROY's Confucius Institute provides free performance at Davis Theater

Posted: Monday, 14 September 2015

MONTGOMERY - Troy University and its Confucius Institute will open the doors of the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts to provide the public a free performance by a Chinese art ensemble.

The Jiangsu Normal University Art Ensemble will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 on the Montgomery Campus, and the night's entertainment includes classical dance, Chinese folk dance, a hulusi performance, folk instrument performance, Chinese and British ballad performance and presentations from the Beijing Opera.

Located in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Normal University is a national university of China with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students.

The touring troupe is brought to Alabama through the Confucius Institute at Troy University, the state's only such institute with a statewide mission to Alabama. The CI provides Chinese language, culture and arts education, as well as providing economic development and commerce support to Alabama and Chinese businesses and industries.

Jiangsu Normal University Art Ensemble

The Jiangsu Normal University Art Ensemble will perform at 6:30 p.m. in Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Saturday. The performance, hosted by the University and the Confucius Institute at Troy, is free and open to the public. (TROY photo)