Asian Studies Outreach Program
Mongolian Music and Dance on October 12
The College of Education hosts a night of music and dance at Ira Allen Chapel
- By Jacqueline Drouin
Students from the Performing Arts College of Inner Mongolia University will present a performance of Mongolian Music and Dance on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.
The Arts College, located in Hohhot, is the premier institution of its kind in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of 33 million people. Over 150 students and teachers from the Arts College have shared their unique Mongolian music and dance with audiences throughout Vermont since 2000, most recently at the 2009 performance at UVM which drew over 300 spectators.
The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) is supportive of initiatives that provide opportunities for educational and cultural arts exchanges. In 2010 CESS Dean Fayneese Miller and IMUAC’s President Li signed a partnership agreement establishing an Academic Educational Exchange program between the two Universities. The agreement provides for exchange visits by scholars from each University, with the first UVM contingent traveling to China in the spring of 2011. In 2012, a delegation of six faculty and six students traveled to China.
This free and educational/cultural arts exchange program is presented by the Leland & Gray Union High School Journey East program, the College of Education and Social Services and supported by the Asian Studies Outreach Program. The Young Tradition Vermont are a presenting sponsor.