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Chinese music, dance troupes bring ‘Southern Impressions’ to MTSU

The beauty and creativity of various Chinese music and dance groups will be on full display at MTSU this Saturday.

Dancers perform intricate choreography in this undated photo from a performance of “Southern Impressions: A Chinese Music and Dance Ensemble,” which is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at MTSU’s Hinton Music Hall. (Photos submitted)

Dancers perform intricate choreography in this undated photo from a performance of “Southern Impressions: A Chinese Music and Dance Ensemble,” which is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at MTSU’s Hinton Music Hall. (Photos submitted)

“Southern Impressions: A Chinese Music and Dance Ensemble” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Hinton Music Hall in MTSU’s Wright Music Building.

The event is free and open to the public. A searchable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking2015-16.

The evening’s entertainment will consist of 10 separate performances of traditional Chinese music and dancing celebrating the cultures of various Chinese ethnicities.

Confucius Institute logo webSegments include a pas de deux called ”The Peacocks’ Dance,” a soprano solo titled “Dragon Boat Song,” a baritone solo called “Swan Goose” and a martial arts performance.

At the conclusion, dancers will perform a Tibetan dance followed by the distribution of Tibetan silk scarves to audience members as symbols of friendship and respect.

Finally, the audience will be invited to join the dancers on stage for a Tibetan tap dance.

“Southern Impressions” is being presented by Hunan Normal University and is sponsored by the Chinese Language Council International.

It is hosted by the Confucius Institute at MTSU, the MTSU School of Music and the Center for Chinese Music and Culture.

For more information, contact the Confucius Institute at 615-494-8696 or cimtsu@mtsu.edu.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

An entertainer lifts his voice in song through a sea of bubbles in this undated photo from a performance of “Southern Impressions: A Chinese Music and Dance Ensemble,” which is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at MTSU’s Hinton Music Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

An entertainer lifts his voice in song through a sea of bubbles in this undated photo from a performance of “Southern Impressions: A Chinese Music and Dance Ensemble,” which is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at MTSU’s Hinton Music Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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