Students Stage Musical to Pay Tribute to Mentougou District Teacher

April 15, 2019  Editor: Wei Xuanyi

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A musical eulogizing a grassroots teacher's spirit of dedication was staged by over 100 students from high schools and primary schools of Mentougou District on April 10 at the China ethnic song and dance ensemble's theater.

The work was adapted by 41-year-old musical director Li Xinqing and 35-year-old actor Zhang Xianzhi who were touched by the story of Sun Huijun, a dance teacher who has devoted 35 years of her life to educating students at the Beijing Dayu School in a Beijing's suburb.

Sun introduced the taiping drum dance, a traditional art form in Mentougou into the textbooks, created innovative musical works for her art troupes to perform and helped her students win the frist prize in various municipal art festivals.

The musical also epitomizes how the district has enhanced its art education over the past few decades.

The event was organized by the education commission of Beijing's Mentougou District.

[Photo provided to China Daily]

[Photo provided to China Daily]

[Photo provided to China Daily]

 

(Source: China Daily)

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