In the group’s last week on tour, BYU Spectacular was on the move. On Sunday, the group traveled through the middle of China to the city of Xi’an. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the group performed in the Shaanxi Grand Opera House. Through the songs, dances, dunks, and tumbles, BYU Spectacular mesmerized a large crowd of more than 1,000 people each night, receiving a high-energy response from the audience.
Between performances, the group visited famous sites in Xi’an, including Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, a seven-story Buddhist pagoda that was rebuilt in the year 704 by Empress Wu Zetian, and the impressive Terracotta Army archeological site, often touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
After performing in Xi’an, the group traveled to Shanghai for their last two performances, which were held at Shanghai Culture Square. On Friday night, long-time university friends and government officials attended a VIP reception before the show. The BYU Spectacular cast had successful performances on Friday and Saturday night performing for more than 1,000 people each night.
While in Shanghai, BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble held a dance and music exchange with students of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The group enjoyed learning new dances and meeting new friends. The students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University attended the final BYU Spectacular performance on Saturday night.
In between performances, the BYU group took time to visit the sites of Shanghai. The group shopped along Nanjing Road, strolled down the outer river path of the Bund, and toured the beautiful Yuyuan Garden. One of the highlights for the cast was taking a cruise on the Huangpu River to see the Shanghai skyline lit up at night.
The group finished the tour by visiting Shanghai Disneyland on Monday. They traveled home on Tuesday, having completed their mission of nurturing a wonderful and long-standing relationship with the people of China.
When they departed China, Vocal Point traveled directly to Thailand, where they will perform twice in the city of Bangkok.