A pure white dress,
and red silk symbolizing
the connection of lives
Bethany from the United States
danced her original choreography of modern ballet
beautifully and passionately
on the stage of
2020 Suzhou International Grand Talent Show
Each of her movements
told stories of this unusual 2020.
Many affecting stories
came from the epidemic period.
As one of the volunteers
who fought against the "epidemic",
Bethany has deep experience.
"I have lived in Suzhou for six years.
I loved Suzhou deeply.
The staffs of our community are good friends.
Living and working here,
we also encounter some difficulties,
but I know there are people who can help us,
so we don't need to feel worried.
During the epidemic,
my husband and I served as volunteers.
Although I am a foreigner,
I am also a resident of Suzhou,
so I also should contribute to the prevention
and control of the epidemic situation
and support Suzhou! "
Bethany and her husband helped the community staffto investigate the returning workers and publicize the knowledge of epidemic prevention.
By chance, she heard a piece of music
and was deeply attracted by the melody.
"This song is very beautiful and full of emotion.
After understanding the words
and the meaning behind them,
I was even more touched.
As a dancer, dancing has always been my way of
sharing a message or story with those watching.
So I felt that I should create a strong and passionate
to match the words and share it with all the
brave and strong people
who participated in the fight against the epidemic."
The background music used in this dance
is an original song created by JMJ
during the epidemic.
JMJ is a student of
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
This song was spreaded widely.
The lyrics hit to the heart and moved us deeply.
In 2020 despite the difficulties
there is always hope.
Let's recognize these original authors!
And recognize these brave people!
“2020 Suzhou International Grand Talent Show” is hosted by Information Office of Suzhou Municipal People's Government and Foreign Affairs Office of Suzhou Municipal Government, and organized by Ming Cheng Su Zhou, Suzhou Broadcasting System. The purpose of the activity is to build a platform for world cultural exchange, integration and innovation, and to show the world an open, inclusive, harmonious and beautiful Suzhou on a deeper level. It had been held sucessfully on November. 20th.