China Night at Mizzou

The Missouri Atlas

China Night merges culture of Shanghai University students with MU students

By Shy Hardiman

If you weren’t at the Missouri Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, then you missed out on a blend of Asian acrobatics, sequined gowns, and colorful culture. But good thing you’re here, because we’ve got the scoop on how the evening went down.

Shanghai University’s student dance troupe, just hours before its performance, arrived for Mizzou’s China Night. No sign of jet lag was visible as the dancers performed traditional dance routines then were rushed away backstage to do a quick costume change.

From the Yi Ethnic Dance where the dancers gently swayed left to right while playfully incorporating umbrellas, to the Tujia Ethnic Dance where their feet never seemed to stop moving, there was not an inactive moment on stage.

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