The Beijing Opera Student Delegation from Confucius Institute at J. F. Oberlin University Performs for the International Women’s Day Reception at Chinese Embassy in Japan

[Source]    Confucius Institute at J. F. Oberlin University [Time]    2014-04-24 14:36:46 

The Beijing Opera student delegation from Confucius Institute at J. F. Oberlin University performed classic pieces, Autumn River and At the Crossroads, at the International Women’s Day reception held by Chinese Embassy in Japan on the night of March 6, 2014. Over 400 people attended this reception, including Han Zhiqiang, Charge D'affaires of the Chinese Embassy, Wang Wan, the ambassador’s wife, Haruko Takamura, chairperson of the Asia Ladies Friendship Society in Japan, Kamikawa Yoko, deputy minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan. The excellent performance of these students won warm applause from the audience.

This Beijing Opera delegation consists of Japanese students from J. F. Oberlin University. Although they are not professional performers, the members have gradually refined and sharpened their skills under the careful guidance of two great teachers: Ms. Yuan Yingming, direct disciple of the Mei Lanfang School, and Mr. Yin Qiurui, performing artist of Beijing Opera. The two pieces, Autumn River and At the Crossroads, belong to their repertoire. The same performance they gave at the Spring Festival party held by the Sumitomo Corporation on February 18 also received much praise and acclaim.

Confucius Institute Headquarters and Confucius Institute at J. F. Oberlin University will hold a joint performance of Beijing Opera by Chinese and Japanese University Students from March 17 to 25. This student delegation from Japan will soon fly to China and give public performance at three key universities in Beijing and Tianjin. They will then perform with their enthusiasm towards Chinese culture, bringing more splendid performances to Chinese audience.

By Yao Weijia