It is April 17th, 2019 (Wednesday) or March 13 on the lunar calendar today. On this spring ‘blooming’ day, in order to uphold the “Chinese and Western, Heritage Classic” School philosophy, and to carry forward the traditional virtues of respect and love of the elderly, SUIS Wanyuan School Space Art troupe went into the Pingnan community and dedicated a wonderful performance for the retirees.
The headmaster Quan Li and the director of primary School Chen Jie attended the event, and took part in a signing ceremony with the Gumei street community. They promised more public performance activities will be brought to the community of the elderly.
At 1:30 P.M., the hosts Jin Yimi and Zhang Caiyu walked on the stage and the show began officially. The first performers were the children of the Cheerleading Team, accompanied by the cheerful and enthusiastic music “Hi Sweety”. Their lively performance and brilliant smiles brought a youthful vitality to the program.
Then, the School Choir sang the emotional “sing, sing, sing”. Their performance of this beautiful song was met with a standing ovation! The refreshing spring breeze outside, and the angelic voices of the students created a moving experience for all.
Then came the Primary Rock Band! Their enthusiasm and passion really set the place on fire and created an electric atmosphere for all!
The wonderful performance also included traditional Chinese Yue Opera which really got the audience’s attention. The distinctive singing, speaking, and sounds had the elderly audience following the rhythm and gently tapping the beat. They listened intently and only stopped to cheer!
Next up, a saxophone solo of Forrest Gump from Ao Xiang added another kind of flavor, complemented by Xu Xiyi with a solo dance Buckwheat Blossom. The Yi style dance took everyone on a journey to the southwest of China. Also, Ms. Zhang Yingying sang Horse Racing magnificently. Her unrestrained melody let everyone appreciate the customs of the Mongolian Prairie.
The combination of strings and strings is as mysterious a relationship as the relationship between people and people. Pan Yunuo from Guzheng Community brought the guzheng music Qing Feng Nian. Her skilled, elegant and relaxed tone was something that
no-one in the room wanted to end.
Ms Shen and Ms Zhang and their Beijing Opera Art troupe also performed The deep relationship between civil and military. Their wonderful performance, won cheers from the onlookers and set the scene beautifully for the show’s climax.
The finale was the Spirit of Spring brought by the School Dance Team. The lovely green elves were like the flowers blooming in the garden and brought joy and blessings for all. The audience were keen to snap photos and clips to record this memorable moment.
In this joyous and peaceful atmosphere, the performance came to an end. The wonderful music still resounded in our ears, and the cheerful laughter rippled in our hearts.
The public welfare activities have been unanimously recognized by the Gumei community, and achieved a complete success. This includes the support of the school and the community, the teachers’, students’ and parents’ hard work. Respect to the elderly, and care for them is a traditional virtue in China. Care for the elderly starts from the small things, it starts from me and you. Only then can society become more harmonious and beautiful!
The evening sun is infinitely good to those who cherish it