WORLD PREMIERE OF "IN MIST AND RAIN"
This year, Arts of China proudly presents a brand new and original dance theatre production “In Mist and Rain", performed by accomplished professional dancers from both China and the UK.
This groundbreaking production will premiere on 8th August in Manchester and then take the stage at Edinburgh Festival Fringe on 10th August.
In Chinese culture, rain is an aesthetic element favoured by many artists. In the spring, rain symbolises life; in summer, love; autumn rain suggests a sense of loss as well as hope; winter rain, memory and reflection.
By using rain, a common weather phenomenon, as the thread that unites the work, “In Mist and Rain" promises you a unique experience blending Chinese and British culture.
PERCEPTIONS OF WESTERN CHINA – A CULTURAL EXPLORATION IN THE UK BY THE YUNNAN PROVINCE SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE
The amazing beauty, culture and historic significance of Western China were showcased at a week-long event at the Lowry Theatre in the Manchester. It was the first time such an event was held in the UK. The event included an exhibition, folk dancing shows and two films focusing on Tibet Autonomous Region.
NATIONAL BALLET OF CHINA’S UK TOUR
Arts of China acted as interpreters for The National Ballet of China at Manchester’s Lowry Theatre and London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
“ONE BELT ONE ROAD” open day at the chinese CONSULATE-general in Manchester
As part of the “One Belt One Road” Open Day programmes hosted by the Chinese Consulate-General in Manchester, Arts of China performed the traditional tea ceremony and various folk dance styles of the ethnic minorities residing in the regions of the Silk Road Economic Belt. The Belt and Road Initiative is a development strategy proposed by China's paramount leader Xi Jinping that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries, primarily the People's Republic of China, the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and the oceangoing Maritime Silk Road.
“FAITH OF THE NATION GALA” IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTHDAY OF SUN YAT-SEN
12 November 2016 is the 150th birthday of Sun Yat-Sen, who was a great national hero, patriot and a pioneer of China’s modern democratic movement. This gala event of singing, dancing and drama honours Sun’s contribution to national independence, social advancement and people’s happiness, carries forward his patriotic thoughts and revolutionary and entrepreneurial spirit, consolidates unity among Chinese people and the patriotic united front, safeguards cross-Strait peace and jointly advances the country’s peaceful unification.
FOREVER FRIENDS: AN EVENING EXTRAVAGANZA CELEBRATING THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CHINA-UK AMBASSADORIAL RELATIONS
The show consisted of a variety of acts with Chinese and British characteristics such as dance, poetry reading, Peking Opera, instrumental music, acrobatics, martial arts, Tai Chi, and performances by children, telling the story of China and the UK’s cultural exchange.
SHOW AT THE DANCEHOUSE, MANCHESTER
CULTURE OF CHINA DANCE COMPETITION
In partnership with Overseas Chinese Affairs Office Of the State Council