How about this video for an example of two great cultures meeting and creating something spectacular?
Irish dancing on the Great Wall of China.
The video was made by Irish dancer Jordan McCormick who went to China with his dance group to promote Irish culture abroad.
Ireland was the country of honour at the International Education Expo in Beijing.
The group spent a week in China with Culture Ireland. While they were there they performed at a number of educational events in Nanchang and Beijing.
First they performed at Nanchang’s ECUT university .They then headed to Beijing where they performed at the Irish Embassy and at the Education expo Gala evening.
Ireland’s Minister for Education Richard Bruton was in attendance, along with representatives from every university in Ireland.
McCormick wrote on his Facebook page: “Amazing experience today dancing on the Great Wall of China!!
“Great end to a fantastic week of music and dance supported by Culture Ireland.”
The video shows two male and two female dancers dancing on the wall to traditional Irish music performed by two musicians.
Take a look at the video below.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling