IT was a night for students from five Chinese independent high schools in Penang to cultivate closer interaction with each other via a rich cultural performance at Dewan Sri Pinang.
The 1,000 plus audience were visibly impressed by the students’ performance as they were seen swaying to the tunes played by the participating Chinese-string orchestra.
The cultural performance was jointly organised by Han Chiang High School, Chung Ling Private High School, Phor Tay Private High School, Penang Chinese Girl’s Private High School and Jit Sin Independent High School.
Each school took turns to showcase their students’ talents on the stage.
They took pride in putting up a spectacular cultural show, full with variety.
There were also the traditional Mongolian dance under the theme ‘Spring Wind and Horses’ and a Tibetan dance entitled ‘Pilgrimage’ with graceful dancers clad in eye-catching colourful costumes.
Other performances included a lively dragon dance and a thundering 24 Chinese drums performance.
The students also presented a Western contemporary drama entitled ‘Scarecrow’ as well as a hip hop dance followed by a symphony orchestra backed by a choir.
For curtain call, all performers from the five schools gathered on stage for a finale and they were rewarded with a rousing applause from an appreciative audience, consisting mostly of members from the Chinese educationist group Dong Jiao Zhong, teachers, educators, family and friends.
Penang Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow who attended the show, said he was glad to see the Chinese independent high schools taking an initiative to put up a quality performance.