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CIUM Will Welcome Famed Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe for Spring Gala Feb. 18th

For release: February 8, 2012
For press information, contact Riki Jackson, 901-678-3166

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) will host a spring gala showcasing the internationally acclaimed Hubei University Dragon and Lion Dance Art Troupe on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theater on campus. Hubei is CIUM’s partner university in China.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be provided in the Zach Curlin garage.

This is the second time in five years that the CIUM has brought this celebrated group to the U of M for a performance. The troupe will be on a seven-city tour covering Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, and the Washington, D.C., area. 

“We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to bring this world-renowned performance group to the Memphis area," said Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, CIUM director and U of M professor. “This performance is a celebration of the CIUM's five-year anniversary, as well as a celebration of the centennial of the University of Memphis. We will have a dragon and lion dance performance as well as Chinese martial arts, acrobatics, dancing, and much more."

More information is available online at or by phone at the CIUM office, 901-678-3166.

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