MURFREESBORO — MTSU will host an entertaining troupe that will explore the mysteries of Inner Mongolia.
“Wind from the Grassland,” a collection of traditional Mongolian music and dance, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Hinton Music Hall in MTSU’s Wright Music Building. This event is free and open to the public.
The cast includes numerous award-winning professionals who have performed all over the world. They include a composer of music for films and television, a graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Wulan, the vocal lead of the Hulunbuir Singing and Dance Troupe.
Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China that takes up most of the border with the country of Mongolia. Characterized by cold, long winters and short, mild springs, the district has vast grasslands where wheat is grown and goats and sheep are raised.
The district also is known for the mining of coal and rare earth minerals, dairy products and the development of circus acrobats.
Expressions of life in Inner Mongolia are reflected in the program titles, including “The Vast Grassland,” “The Wrestler,” “Herdsman’s Passion,” “A Black Stallion” and “Spring is Coming.”
MTSU’s Confucius Institute sponsors this program of solo and choral vocal performances and dance routines.
The Confucius Institute seeks to enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture and facilitate engagement between communities in Tennessee and China, in addition to serving as a resource center for Chinese language, history, contemporary society and culture.