2012 “China Today” Arts Week To Be Staged at Lincoln Center, Yale and Harvard

Do not miss the chance to experience Chinese culture at its best! The 9th China Today Arts Week will be staged in the United States on September 15. Top performers and master craftsmen will showcase the best of contemporary arts of China in live performances and art exhibitions.

All culture and art, once created, becomes the common treasure of humankind. A country or nation, as a creator and also the guardian of a specific culture and art, has the obligation and responsibility to share the fruits of its labor and wisdom with other countries and nations. China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) is the leading non-profit cultural institution in China. For years, it has dedicated itself to introducing China’s rich culture and diversified arts to the world, creating opportunities for the world to learn about and understand China and the Chinese people. “China Today” Arts Week is one of such endeavors made by CFLAC. Since 2004, this cultural event has been held in many countries, and has been overwhelmingly well-received by audiences in those countries.

China Today Arts Week was started in 2004, being first held in Canada. With the subsequent stops in Greece, Australia, Austria, Japan, Egypt, Chile, and Sweden, now it visits the United States in performances in New York, NY at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, in New Haven, CT at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, and in Cambridge, MA at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. This year’s tour offers a great program with amazing musical experiences, contemporary dance, world-class acrobatics, and traditional Chinese folk art and handicrafts. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience unique performances with Chinese culture in focus!

2012 “China Today” Arts Week is sponsored by China Federation of Literary and Art Circles(CFLAC ), and co-presented by North America Asian Performing Arts Association, Inc.(NAAPAA) and Overseas Students Association, Inc.(OSA).

The following organizations provide help in the Harvard University’s performance on September 22: University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute, Chinese Young Professionals Network (CYPN), UMass-Boston CSSA, Boston College CSSA. Executive director of 2012 “China Today” Arts Week is Mr. Wanjun Qiao.

Love is the eternal power of life; love is the beautiful realm that artists want to attain through their works. We love our countries, love our hometowns, love our families, love our friends, our life is full of love. The Eternal Melody, Eternal Love evening gala, featuring music, dance and acrobatic performances, will lead the audience to experience those wonderful emotions brought by classic melodies. More than 30 outstanding artists will present their marvelous programs at the variety show. Preeminent Chinese art troupes performing include: China Oriental Performing Arts Group, Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, Minzu University of China, China Broadcasting Performing Arts Group, China Radio International, and National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts.

In addition to these great live performances, an associated Chinese folk arts and crafts exhibition will feature seven master craftsmen who will display on-site their extraordinary talent in the creation of wood-block New Year painting, paper cutting, inner painting, reed painting, dough modeling, Yishui inkstone and eggshell carving respectively. These master craftsmen carry on a long tradition of unique Chinese handicrafts and are the inheritors of an intangible cultural heritage.

Date & Venue of Performances
Lincoln Center, New York: 9/15/2012
Ticket prices: $100(VIP), $50, $40, $25(Student)

Yale University: 9/16/2012
Ticket prices: $50 (VIP), $20, $10(Student)

More details about “China Today” Arts Week and ticket information is available at: www.2012chinatoday.org.

For performances on September 22 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, ticket information is below.
Prices: $50 (VIP), $25, $15(Student) Payment link

Box Office Information:
The Harvard Box Office
Holyoke Center Arcade in Harvard Square
1350 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-2222 TTY: 617-495-1642