WINNSBORO — An award-winning international performers group from Guangzhou University and the Affiliated Art School of Guangzhou, along with 43 student performers, presented a program titled “Silk Words” of traditional Chinese dance and folk music in Winnsboro.
The thousands Flowers of Blossom, Horse Racing by Er hu, The Dance of Swan Geese, The Dance Water of Cloud of Xiao Xiang, Sword Dance, Boat Song, Gu Zheng and Jasmine were among the performances.
The appearance by the Guangzhou Dance Troupe was sponsored by Confucius Institute at Presbyterian College and Midlands STEM Institute.
The Guangzhou Dance Troupe is mainland China’s first professional modern dance company, internationally renowned for its exquisite and captivating performances.
The company was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the Department of Culture of Guangdong Province.
Attendees experienced an entertaining and powerful night as they enjoyed a taste of Chinese dance, music and culture. The performers also had a 10-minute interaction with the audience to showcase some movements.
“This was the most beautiful performance. It was an awesome and such amazing talents,” said Sharon Irby.
Without language proficiency or cultural background, people also experienced in person the charm and brilliance of Chinese culture, as well the style and enthusiasm of the modern Chinese youth, in a warm and splendid atmosphere.
“My family and my friend have had an absolutely outstanding time at the Chinese performance tonight,” said Margarita Borzenko-Burn. “We thank you very much for organizing of this beautiful evening for STEM, for parents and children. This is real art and unforgettable impressions. And this is a great learning opportunity for our children too. Chinese students are amazingly gifted young people. Thanks a lot to STEM and to all who help to bring this artwork up here.”
Lyle Burns said he was mesmerized through the whole show.
“Wonderful dances, beautiful music and the colorful outfits were astounding,” Burns said. “These young men and women are very talented professionals, I am ready to see them perform again.”