Hunan Normal University Student Art Troupe’s 1st Performance in Russia

[Source]    Division of Human Resources Development of the CIH [Time]    2010-05-05 16:29:42 
 

2010 is Russia’s year of the Chinese language. On May 10th, Hunan Normal University Student Art Troupe arrived in Yekaterinburg to begin their 14-day Chinese Year tour performance in Russia.

The first performance was staged at Blagoveshchensk National Pedagogical University. Xie Jinying, Chinese Consul General in Yekaterinburg, Federov, Vice Rector of Blagoveshchensk National Pedagogical University and Bai Xiehong, Vice President of Hunan Normal University participated in the opening ceremony and made speeches.

The performance was called “China Taste, Hunan Style”. The Art troupe staged Chinese folk songs, dances, kung fu, erhu and flute performances to entertain local audience, the chorus of Blagoveshchensk National Pedagogical University also joined in the performance and staged the famous Russian folk song Katyusha in Chinese.

After the performance, the Vice Rector of Blagoveshchensk National Pedagogical University held a meeting with the Vice President of Hunan Normal University to reinforce the educational and cultural exchanges between the two schools. In addition, the two sides also signed a Letter of Intent.

The Chinese-Russian friendship has developed rapidly in recent years, as a result the Russian people’s enthusiasm for learning Chinese is also increasing daily. The Radio Confucius Classroom at RSVPU affiliated to Blagoveshchensk National Pedagogical University is the first Confucius Institute established within Ural area. Over one hundred students have applied to study Chinese since the Confucius Institute was founded in June 2008.

 
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