Festive party lights up Shanghai campus
Updated: 2017-12-28

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Students from Shanghai International Studies University stage Sohran Bushi, a dance remix of traditional Japanese elements and electronic music. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Instead of watching ubiquitous shows and unwillingly being involved in various awkward activities, students from Shanghai International Studies University gained their initiative at the school's recent New Year party on Dec 26, as they were allowed to use the social media app WeChat to vote in real time on their favorite shows!

More than 800 Chinese and overseas students gathered together in the night for joint celebration, with 28 groups of singing and dancing performers eager to cheer up the joyous atmosphere.

Performances highlighting different cultures gained huge response from the audience, such as a sing-along of Rainy Blue, a crosstalk telling the students' "secret sorrow" of learning Chinese, and a qipao show displaying the charm and beauty of the traditional Chinese dress.

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A show features traditional Chinese cultural elements – calligraphy work and musical instruments of pipa and guzheng. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

However, the celebrators found their hearts leaning more towards a calligraphy show, a chorus of Tomorrow will be better, and a dance remix "melting" various Korean-pop elements. The three performances were finally crowned with the "Most Popular Show" of the event.

With some 30 students awarded for their academic improvement or active roles in various activities in 2017, the event's festive air was pushed to a new high, as 32 "lucky dogs" finally carved up a special draw – two grand prizes, five first prizes, 10 second prizes and 15 third prizes.

The celebrators took group photos, popped their drinks, sang and danced together, along with all New Year wishes rippling in their hearts.

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Performers dress in qipao and pose for a group photo. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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