MEXICO CITY, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai Theatre Academy, one of China's most celebrated performing arts institutions, put on an enchanting music and dance show here on Thursday night, as part of the 2016 Friendly Cultures Fair (FCA).
The show featured singing, dancing and traditional Chinese music instrument performance, thrilling the audience at the Esperanza Iris Theater.
The program, divided into 15 acts, began with a dance named "The Flower", in which a group of young performers put on a dance, full of freshness and elegance.
The song, "Yi Mountain", an adaptation of a traditional song from the ethnic Yi group in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan, was movingly interpreted by Li Jiao.
Another act that deeply impressed the audience was the blending of traditional Chinese music with Kunqu opera, especially "The Brown Tunic" aria from the famous Chinese opera "The Peony Pavilion," which chronicles the emotional love story of a noble lady, Du Liniang.
Before closing with the impressive "Dragon and Phoenix Dance," singers Li Jiao and Liu Yixuan surprised the audience with their rendition of "Mexico lindo y querido", one of Mexico's most famous folkloric songs.
Officials from Mexican cultural authorities and Chinese Ambassador to Mexico, Qiu Xiaoqi, were present at the show.