To celebrate Confucius Institute Day and the 30th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between Western Australia and Zhejiang Province, the Confucius Institute at UWA presented a very special performance at UWA’s Octagon Theatre on Tuesday 12 September 2017 .

The Zhejiang Art Academy is one of China’s most highly regarded performance institutions and a training ground for China’s future stars. This was the Academy’s first visit to Australia and was exclusive to Perth. The contemporary performance featured spectacular dance, exceptional music and traditional Chinese instruments, drawing from centuries of Chinese history and folklore. There was also a surprise take on one of our Australian rock classics.

We were honoured that Chinese Consul General Lei Kezhong and his wife Xing Chao attended the performance.