TROY - Beijing Jiaotong University Martial Arts Troupe will offer free performances Oct. 2 and 3 at Troy University campuses in Troy and Montgomery.
The performances are a part of activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Global Confucius Institute and the seventh anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Troy University, and are free and open to the public.
The Troupe will visit the Troy Campus on Oct. 2, with a performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater. The Oct. 3 performance is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on TROY's Montgomery Campus.
The Confucius Institute at Troy University (CIT) is the only such institute in Alabama with a state-wide mission. In 2012, Confucius Institute at Troy University was awarded as one of the top six Confucius Institutes in the United States. With three locations - Montgomery, Troy and Dothan, and over 14 staff members - CIT plays an important role in Alabama and works as a bridge between China and Alabama in cross-cultural communication and exchange. Since 2007, CIT has hosted many programs and events in Alabama. It has organized 17 trips to China, helping over 500 Alabamians go to China.