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Shaanxi Troupe Thrills at Mak Chinese New Year 2019 Show

  • In General
  • 28 Jan 2019 - 2:18pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 535
The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda-H.E. Zheng ZhuQiang (L) introduces one of the leaders of the Shaanxi Provincial Acrobatic Art Troupe (R) to the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities-Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu (2nd L) and the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd R) during the Chinese New Year Acrobatic Show, 26th January 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Shaanxi Provincial Acrobatic Art Troupe Co. Ltd on Saturday 26th January 2019 put up a thrilling show as the Chinese Community in Uganda, dignitaries and members of public convened at the Freedom Square, Makerere University to mark the Chinese New Year 2019. The show was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China through the Embassy of China in Uganda in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Makerere University.

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe welcomes guests to the show

The day’s host, Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe welcomed the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Uganda, H.E. Zheng ZhuQiang and the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu as well as other guests to the acrobatic show. Also present was the Director of the Confucius Institute (CI) at Makerere University , Prof. Oswald Ndoleriire and his co-Director, Prof. Xia Zhuoqiong.  

The Director, Confucius Institute (CI) at Makerere University, Prof. Oswald Ndoleriire (2nd R) and his co-Director, Prof. Xia Zhuoqiong (3rd R) and other guests enjoy the proceedings

“The acrobatic show at Makerere University to celebrate the Chinese New Year has been a great experience. I thank H.E. Zheng for cementing the good relationship between the people of Uganda and China. Long live China and Happy New Year” remarked the Vice Chancellor.

The acts were a test of strength and balance

The Cultural and Tourism Department of the People's Government of Shaanxi Province of China put together a performance that left both young and old spellbound by the colourful performances and delicate balancing acts. Shaanxi is a province in North-western China that boasts of several attractions such as an archaeological site containing thousands of clay soldiers called the Terracotta Army.

The shadow of the Main Building (backbround) provided ambient conditions for the show on the hot afternoon

The curtains came down on the show as the Main Building shadow almost totally enveloped the Freedom Square, the last rays of the sun illuminating the upper branches of surrounding trees. It was indeed a day well spent with friends and family.

Article by Public Relations Office

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