The end of the examination period marks the best timing “to RELAX, HAVE FUN and GATHER”. The “Talent-to-Gather” cyber series, which is the first-ever student-led virtual talent show series aiming at inspiring students to unleash their potential and strengthen cross-cultural exchange, was held on 28 May 2021. It is one of the signature programmes supported by PolyU’s Got Talents teams under the Student Affairs Office. PolyU’s Got Talents Teams are established to promote integration and celebrate diversity through the sharing of arts, culture and talents.
The acoustics team of the Students’ Union and student groups from South Korea and Africa were invited to showcase their talents and share different cultural backgrounds. The chill and healing busking by the PolyArts kick-started the live show, followed by some energetic groove from the African percussion team. Before the end of the show, participants enjoyed the powerful KPOP hits by the Flamingo Girl Dance Team of the Korean Student Association.
The ‘Talent-to-Gather’ show was professionally supported by the student crew from Exposure Studio Productions (E.S.P.) with live broadcasting from the studio of the Educational Development Centre. Students not only got a glimpse of music and dance cultures from different parts of the world, but also enjoyed the opportunity to re-connect with peers. Peer facilitators from the Global Student Ambassador Programme (GSAP) also shared their multi-cultural experience in the live chatbox while enjoying the show.
The talent show was well received by over 60 concurrent audiences and the 45-minute live-streaming event reached over 220 views from different countries and regions. Before the PolyU’s Got Talents busking can resume on campus amid the pandemic, the ‘Talent-to-Gather’ cyber series offers all a perfect platform to share art, culture and talents while staying connected with each other.