Past Performances

The Renmin University Chinese Musical Troupe

Friday, October 14, 2016

450 Reuther Mall Detroit MI, 48202



Hunan Normal University Music Troupe

The Hunan Normal University Musical Troupe performed on Saturday, September 19th, at Wayne State's Community Arts Center.  The troupe stopped by as part of a tour through the American Midwest, including stops at other Confucius Institutes from neighboring states.  The performance included instrumental pieces, singing, dancing, and combinations thereof from many of China's colorful sub-cultures.  Especially captivating was the peacock dance, a duet between a man and woman bedazzled with brilliant feathered blue costumes.  Dancing and craning carefully, the two dancers brought us a beautiful sight from the China's natural world.  The show included high energy performances by fearsome Kung fu dancers and jolly Tibetan dancing couples.  We saw a more delicate and refined scene by the artfully played Erhu and Guzheng traditional Chinese instruments.  And finally we were blown away by the colorful costumes native to many of China's ethnic minorities worn proudly for all.  Overall the performance was wonderfully exciting with many an amazing photo opportunity and we wish the Hunan Normal University Musical Troupe safe travels, and hope they return some day soon.

Pictures from the HNU Music Troupe






Chinese Conservatory of Music Troupe

The Confucius Institutes at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan presented Chinese Songs and Musics Today, on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 3-5 p.m. The event took place at Ford Auditorium, Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden Street in Detroit.

Pictures from the Chinese Songs and Musics

Chongqing Acrobatic Troupe

The Chongqing Acrobatic Troupe performed for a standing-room only audience on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Wayne State's Community Arts Auditorium. The acrobatic troupe amazed its audience with thrilling and frequently humorous feats, including balancing acts, tumbling performances, juggling, dance and a magic show.

Pictures from the Chongqing Art Troupe performance at Wayne State University.

Liaoning University Music Troupe

The Confucius Institute at WSU sponsored the Liaoning University Music Troup on October 28, 2012 at the Wayne State University Community Art Complex.

Pictures from the Liaoning University Musical Troup performance

The Wulinhanyun Music Troupe

The Wulinhanyun Music Troupe came to Wayne State University in April, 2011, and appeared not only to a packed audience of 1550 at The Masonic Temple, but also graciously agreed to perform for the WSU-CI's third annual Michigan China Quiz Bowl at the Birmingham Covington School in Bloomfield Township that afternoon.

Pictures of the Wulinhanyun Kung Ful and Musical Troupe at the Masonic Temple

Pictures of the Wulinhanyun Kung Fu and Musical Troupe at the Birmingham Covington School

Read a review of the performance(in English) 

Pictures from the Wulinhanyun Kung Fu and Musical Troupe

HUST Music Troupe

On January 29th and 30th, 2010 the HUST Music Troupe entertained audiences in the metro Detroit area wtih 90 minutes of traditional and contemproary Chinese music and dance. The troupe, touring cities from Chicago to Rockford, Maryland, performed before an audience of 1500 at the Detroit Music Theater.  Pictures from the HUST Music Troupe 

Read a review of the performance (in Chinese)

Read a review of the performance (in English)


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