Every year, the Tsinghua International Students’ & Scholars’ Gala Night transforms our campus in a heart-pounding and reinvigorating showcase of cultural diversity, talent and a wholesome Tsinghua spirit. An amazing line-up of 22 acts involving enthusiastic performers from over 20 countries presented a magnificent evening for the audience at the New Tsinghua Xuetang.
With a vast array of performances, ranging from melodious duets to evocative raps, street dance to martial arts, the Gala Night’s starriest talents fulfilled the promise of a magical night to remember. An opening drama and traditional dance showcasing Malaysian delicacies and genuine camaraderie set the stage ablaze. Zhong Yi Lun, Tsinghua alumnus and gala night veteran, stunned the crowd with an original rap piece and lulling tones.
The invigorated atmosphere was intensified by the energy and passion of the Latin American students and their electric delivery of the salsa dance. Indian scholar Dr. Reshmita and her daughter Rain staged an enchanting Indian classical dance with smiling grace and resounding applause from the crowd. Hundreds of colorful, neon glowsticks were waved in unison as the audience tirelessly cheered the performers on. “The diversity of cultures well expressed in every performance symbolized the ways in which we can come from any other country in the world and still share a common Tsinghua spirit!” remarked student Anna Cinelli.
As the night progressed, student leaders who have shown exceptional dedication to promoting cultural sharing and understanding in Tsinghua were honored with the Outstanding Contribution Award to International Student Affairs. Three lucky draws were meticulously arranged throughout the show and kept the audience on a keen lookout for the enviable prizes. Faculty members of the International Students & Scholars Centre and students representative closed the show with a joyous dance to celebrate the vision and impressive hard work of the performers, as well as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multicultural and multilingual community.
（Writer: Cassandra Ler Yiying，photo by Huang Hongxi)