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Inner Mongolian Music and Dance Concert
at Marlboro College

The Inner Mongolian University Performing Arts College presents an evening of music and dance on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College. With its colorful costumes, ethnic music and dance, the performance offers a unique opportunity to experience traditional Mongolian culture.

A highly selective institution, the Performing Arts College in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, teaches ethnic Mongolian dance, long tone singing, traditional and western instruments, fine arts and fashion design. The college is also well-known for its outstanding concert band and choral program.

The concert is the culmination of a performing arts exchange between the Mongolian Performing Arts College and Vermont’s Leland and Gray Union High School’s Journey East Asian Studies Academy. The Journey East program involves 25 high school students from Windham County who devote a significant portion of their studies to Asian literature, Chinese cultural studies, the Chinese language and T’ai Chi.

Each spring, the high school students spend a month in China working with students from the Performing Arts College, concluding in a joint performance of American and Mongolian dance and song. In return, college students from the Performing Arts College visit Vermont in the fall, giving many performances during their three-week stay, made possible with funding from the Freeman Foundation and support from the Asian Studies Outreach Program at the University of Vermont.

This performance is free of charge and open to the public. The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives.html).

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