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Western Sierra to host Beijing Sport University Tour

Free event scheduled for April 17
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Beijing Sport University Performance

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

Where: William Jessup University Auditorium, 333 Sunset Blvd.

Cost: Free

Info: (916) 626-5540; www.rocklinacademy.com

On Wednesday, April 17, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy and the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University will present a performance by the prestigious Beijing Sport University. The internationally acclaimed performers will offer a unique and special performance of traditional Chinese culture, including Chinese martial arts, acrobatics and dance.

The performance will be held at the William Jessup University Auditorium in Rocklin. The Beijing Sport University 2013 Performance Tour is sponsored by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters.

Western Sierra’s Confucius Institute Classroom is the only one of its kind in the greater Sacramento area. Confucius Institute Classrooms are nonprofit learning centers sponsored by the Chinese Language Council International, which stimulates and supports innovative teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in 90 countries worldwide.

The Confucius Classroom program is an extension of the government-affiliated Hanban Chinese Language Council International's Confucius Institute program, established in universities worldwide. Beijing Sport University, founded in 1953, has contributed greatly to the sustainable development of Chinese sport and physical education and has enjoyed fame as one of the key sport universities in China and in the world.