Students of nine top Chinese arts schools shared the stage at a show at Tsinghua University recently to mark the 40th anniversary of China's reform and openingup.
Among the 15 programs, a ballet, Ode to the Yellow River by students of Beijing Dance Academy, opened the show.
The other highlights were a Chinese folk dance; Horse Galloping performed by students of Minzu University of China; a Peking Opera work Si Jie Cun, by students of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts and Spanish Rhapsody, a classical music piece composed by Franz Liszt, performed by students of Central Conservatory of Music.
Commenting on the show, Guan Yu, a teacher at the Beijing Dance Academy, said: “The past 40 years have seen big developments in the Chinese dance scene, both in the research and teaching of Chinese dance forms and Western dances. So, the three performances we staged reflect different generations of Chinese choreographers.”
According to Wang Jun, the director of physical education, health and art at the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, the top nine Chinese art schools join hands together every two years to present a show, which reflects their achievements.