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National Ballet of China Performed at SJTU

June 07, 2011      Author: Xie Yuxi

On the evening of June 5, the "Elegant Art Entering the Campus" activity jointly organized by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Finance of PRC was held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. National Ballet of China (NBC) carried to SJTU the artistic textbook in simple terms. NBC Deputy Director Wang Quanxing and SJTU Vice President Professor Xu Fei exchanged gifts and enjoyed the ballet feast together with SJTU faculty and students.

Professor Xu Fei extended warm welcome to the visiting of National Ballet of China. In the speech, he praised the cultural influence of "Elegant Art Entering the Campus" activity on the faculty and students by acclaiming it as a booster in the construction of the campus spiritual civilization since it enhances our aesthetic taste and cultural literacy. On behalf of the delegation, Vice Director Wang Quanxing expressed thanks to SJTU's warm reception and support.

The national level dancer and ballet master Xu Gang hosted the show. The performance was divided into two parts. In the first part "About Ballet", Xu Gang briefly introduced the basic knowledge of ballet to the faculty and students. Then he led the dancers to show the basic ballet techniques and invited ten people from the audience to the stage to experience ballet dancing. Cheers and applause arose from the audience from time to time.

In the second part "classic ballet", NBC gave a full display of the soul of ballet with a tight and classic repertoire. PAS DE QUATRE, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, the Red Detachment of Women and other programs pushed the performance to climax one after another. The young dancers told touching stories with their body language.

The show was brought to a successful close with Curtain Call performed by all dancers. NBC Deputy Director Wang Quanxing said in an interview: "It is the first time for NBC to come to SJTU. SJTU students are more enthusiastic than we have expected. I hope these ballet classics could help the teachers and students to understand and enjoy ballet better."

Translated by Wang Jie | Reviewed by Tian Cong