Cultural and artistic activities
1. University Students’ Culture and Arts Festival
In 1985, the first University Students’ Culture and Arts Festival was launched in China. Carrying art lectures, cultural activities, art troupe performances, and concerts, etc., the Peiyang Art Troupe hosts the University Students’ Culture and Arts festival annually. As of 2016, it has been successfully hosted 31 times and it is becoming increasingly systematic, full of standardization and bursting with culture. More than 550,000 students have participated in thousands of colorful art activities. Each session lasts for three months. The University Students' Cultural and Artistic Festival has become a feast of the arts for students.
2. Weekend Concert
In 1997, Tianjin University started the unprecedented-within-China operation of holding weekend concerts. Since it began 19 years ago, the Peiyang art group has successfully held 713 weekend concerts at a fixed time in a fixed place every week, and has attracted over 450,000 audience members. Tianjin University weekend concert was designated by the Ministry of Education as one of the three major methods of art education in colleges and universities.
3. Walking out, and Inviting in
Entering the twenty-first century, the "Walking out, and Inviting in" art activity began to be held. The Peiyang Art Troupe firstly went abroad, developed elegant culture, and enhanced the popularity of elegant art. It also provided students opportunities to share their latest achievements in world culture and arts development, thus promoting the process of school art education internationalization. Over recent years, the Peiyang Art Troupe has attended performances in more than thirty countries and regions including the United States, France, South Korea, Singapore, Latvia, Russia, Australia, and Austria. In the meanwhile, it has invited many world famous foreign art groups, such as the American Philharmonic and the Dutch William Brooke indoor Jazz Orchestra. They entered Tianjin University, not only bringing wonderful performances but also promoting cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries, and expanding the international perspective of the students.
4. New Year artistic activities
New Year is a festival celebrated in some form by people all over the world. At the beginning of each New Year, the Peiyang Art Troupe celebrates by holding concerts and cultural shows in the form of the Spring Festival Gala. It is not only performed to the highest musical standards, but it also includes a free Sophie Wan extravagant dance. By both highlighting an international perspective and expressing the charms of national culture and art, it uses the form of art to express our best wishes for the New Year.