“CHINESE PROVINCIAL ART TROUPE IN BATANGAS CITY”
THE Jilin Provincial Art Troupe, a multi-arts group hailing from north eastern China, performed before enthusiastic audiences at the Batangas City Convention Center recently as part of the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Philippines – China Diplomatic Relations.
The group’s performance tour consisted of different presentations from Chinese excerpts of stories, dramas, adapted through dances, traditional music, opera performance and other art forms.
The Troupe’s performances were made possible through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines through its Cultural Exchange Department, Department of Foreign Affairs, City Government of Batangas, National Parks Development Committee, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. and The Theatre at Solaire.
The Luzon leg of the performances of the group included shows beginning March 1 at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium, the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater, and at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino.
In the Visayas region, troupe performed at the White Gold Club, Cebu City and in Davao at the SMX Convention Center, Lanang Davao City.
Jilin Provincial Art Troupe is composed of selected best performers from all across Jilin Province. Its programs represent the highest level of Jilin stage art. The group has been in the spotlight of the Spring Festival Gala produced by the China Central Television (CCTV) for 17 consecutive years, becoming one of the famous art brands in China. In recent years, Jilin Province has been striving to build brands of folk songs and dances, Jilin Opera and other stage art programs with local and ethnic features. The group has performed in world-class art halls in Russia, France, Italy, USA, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The said troupe represented China in the art competition in Kazakhstan, international dance festivals in Turkey and Jordan, special art performances of informal meetings of leaders of APEC, at the Shanghai Grand Theater to perform for People’s Republic of China president Xin Jinping and 46 other leaders of states and international organizations. (Photo by Raul Asis CCP)