On Thursday, September 18, Xavier University’s Confucius Institute will host a Cultural Extravaganza. The festivities will be held on campus and include a second line by the XULA Jazz Ensemble, as well performances by various musical acts from around the world. Amongst these performances are Chinese lion and fan dancers, Brazilian orisha and capoeira performances, French and German musical performances, Latin American salsa dancing, and more.
The Confucius Institute is a program that is committed to strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and China by educating not only college students, but local professionals, government agencies, and more about the culture and the economic developments within China.
The events will continue with a memorial performance from the Tres Vidas (Three Lives) Core Ensemble, highlighting the lives of three extraordinary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni.
The Extravaganza is set to begin at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 18.