Monday evening promises to be an exciting and culturally enriching experience and insight into the Eastern Hemisphere when the well-known Shenzhen Arts Company from China takes the stage at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain.
This gala concert promotes cultural exchanges between China and Trinidad and Tobago and is facilitated by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts in collaboration with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in TT. The performances will feature authentic Chinese art forms combined with performances of songs and dances, instrumental music and acrobatics, as well as a magic show.
The Youth Art Ensemble (YAE) of Shenzhen Arts School will play a main role, supported by Shenzhen Yate Acrobatic Troupe and Shenzhen Xinkuan Magic Artistic Group.
The Shenzhen Arts Company is a comprehensive art troupe that is set up primarily for international cultural exchange activities and for major national and local foreign affairs engagements.
Led by artistic director Huang Qicheng, a famous Chinese dancer, The Youth Art Ensemble (YAE) of Shenzhen Arts School has the piano, symphony orchestra, dance, folk music, modern art and other teams.
This celebrated ensemble through its various teams has won several awards and received recognition for its outstanding contributions to the development of China’s cultural and artistic undertakings.
Some of its accolades comprise of the dance troupe winning the gold awards in the National Lotus Cup Dance competition and in South Korea International Dance competition; its piano team comprising of internationally renowned pianists Li Yundi, Chen Sa and Zhang Haochen; the Symphony Orchestra’s famous violinist Chen Xiang and the cellist Zhang Yihao and the National Music Orchestra visits to more than 20 countries and regions successively.
Playing a major role also will be the Shenzhen Xinkuan Magic Artistic Group, which is the most professional magic performance troupe of Shenzhen, said a media release. Its programmes have repeatedly won international and domestic awards including the gold medal award in the 2011 World Championship of Magic in the USA and a championship in the FISM Asian Championship of Magic.
The group will be supported by the highly regarded Shenzhen Yate Acrobatic Troupe. The troupe won the Wenhua Bronze Medal for the acrobatics creation in the Seventh National Acrobatic competition and has visited several countries and regions such as the US, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Germany, Finland and Turkey.
It also co-operated with the US in the large-scale acrobatic musical There Is a Legend.
Admission for this event is free but ticketed.
For more info, call 225-4023 extension 4030.