Chinese rhythms beat overseas during national holiday
The Moonlight Dancing at the Xiangjiang River, an epic dance routine espousing the beautiful natural scenery found in Changsha was recently performed in Dubai, Johannesburg and Athens.
The routine, choreographed and performed by a dance team from Central South University (CSU) forms part of a program organized by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council to celebrate China's National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival with overseas Chinese.
The dance team from CSU was led by Guo Beibei, a dance teacher in the university. The Moonlight Dancing at the Xiangjiang River, a gold award winner during the fourth Hunan Arts Festival, is an original work by Guo. Set to the backdrop of Mid-Autumn Day on Orange Island in Changsha, the dance features a strong and characteristic Chinese style.
It was Guo's 11th overseas performance trip. "We've been warmly received by overseas Chinese and foreign friends at every stop," Guo said. "I do feel that more Chinese culture should go out for international exchanges."
Guo and five of her students also performed a traditional Chinese dance performance of Flying Apsaras during the global tour.
Guo Beibei (L2) poses in group photo with members of the Art Troupe of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. [Photo/icswb.com]
Source: Changsha Evening News