Six acts performed in front of a packed auditorium during this year’s Global Talent Show on Oct. 12 inside the Spurlock Museum.
The talent shows coincided with Homecoming events this year.
Three acts placed.
Yuilin Li placed first after performing a specific type of a classical Chinese dance called Dunhuang.
Dunhuang is a dance that draws inspiration from the movements in the Dunhuang grotto frescoes (such as in the Mogao caves), as well as from the musical instruments and music scores found in Dunhuang.
The dance shows the combination of ethnic dance styes from Central and Western China. Additionally, the dance itself is influenced by Buddhism.
Although it took a few times to get the music started, Li closed out the night as the final performance.
And when her named was called for the first-place award, the crowd clapped and cheered loudly.
Shopto Rahman placed second after singing a Bengali folk song.
Rahman has received various national awards in Bangladesh for her singing. She was the first to perform and sang beautifully.
Members of Mimosa Dance Crew placed third at the show.
The team was founded in 2017 by a group of students who were passionate about K-POP covers and choreographies, according to their bio.
They did two different dances, both of which were passion-driven and echoed traditional K-POP themes.
Here’s a look at the other performances:
- Unified Voices is a new non-competitive acapella group on campus made up of 16 members. They sing music from a variety of different genres. On Oct. 12, they performed Honeymoon Avenue by Ariana Grande.
- Yarong Guan performed piano pieces written by composers from Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, and France. According to her bio, she has been practicing piano every day for 18 years and she enjoys it. As she performed, scenes from the countries where the composers were from panned across the screen behind her.
- Celia Aranda Reina, who is a first-year graduate student in Geology, sang a song while strumming her guitar on Oct. 12. She performed “Bon Día,” which is a song from the Catalan band Els Pets. It’s about the everyday life of a working-class neighborhood town in Catalonia.
Robert Walker Jr., a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, emceed the event.
The Global Talent Show was sponsored by International Education, International Student and Scholar Services, Student Affairs and the Student Alumni Ambassadors.