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[115] Chinese music, dance troupes present ‘Southern Impressions’ Sept. 26

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

“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

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

Segments include a pas de deux (two dancers) 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 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

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