Cul­ture: Chi­nese, Scot­tish art fes­ti­vals dance to a new tune

China Daily - - PAGE TWO -

The China Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val and the Ed­in­burgh In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val have agreed to co-com­mis­sion a new dance by Yang Lip­ing. Yang’s pro­duc­tion Rite of Spring will pre­miere at the Shang­hai art fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber. It will also be show­cased at the Ed­in­burgh fes­ti­val next year. Joanna Baker, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Ed­in­burgh fes­ti­val, said that the sign­ing of the me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing in Shang­hai marked a new part­ner­ship be­tween the two fes­ti­vals. The Ed­in­burgh fes­ti­val cel­e­brated its 70th an­niver­sary last year. One of the most im­por­tant art cel­e­bra­tions in the world, the fes­ti­val fea­tures per­form­ers from more than 30 coun­tries ev­ery year. Mu­si­cians such as pi­anist Lang Lang and singer Shen Yang have par­tic­i­pated.

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