A Soaring Finale

08.09.2012 | Fine Arts, Culture and Society, International, Hot Topics

It was a soaring finale to a day of celebration.

A dedication concert featuring University of Dayton music faculty and students and members of the world-class Dayton Contemporary Dance Company capped the grand opening of the University of Dayton China Institute in Suzhou Industrial Park on Aug. 8.

"This is not just a great cultural exchange. This is a great celebration of our partnership with the University of Dayton," said Ro Nita Hawes-Saunders, executive director the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, artists-in-residence on campus.

The 90-minute concert in Dushu Lake Theater drew nearly 400 people despite torrential rains from a typhoon that hit the east coast of China earlier in the day.

For highlights of the concert, view the video above or at the University's YouTube page at the related links.

For more information, contact Cilla Shindell, director of media relations, at 937-229-3257 or shindell@udayton.edu.