Confucius Institute Public Talk: Contemporary Chinese Culture through Performing Arts
|Dates:||16 May 2019|
|Times:||18:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
The talk will explore the current British perception about Chinese culture and how different artforms and works might help to raise public understanding and appreciation of contemporary Chinese perspectives.
The first Chinese Arts Now (CAN) Festival that took place earlier this year, celebrated and promoted artists of Chinese extraction in the UK, both those born in Britain and those from the wider Chinese diaspora. More than 60 high-quality events took place throughout London showcasing a diverse range of art forms, presenting contemporary British-Chinese stories and new works that fuse Chinese heritage and European culture in innovative ways. "There are great Chinese traditions, but I think there is a gap in showing contemporary Chinese culture. We don't live in a time where we just perform lion dances, we have contemporary theatre, new music, and we have innovative artists." An-Ting Chang explains.
An-Ting Chang is a concert pianist, composer, theatre and artistic director of Chinese Arts Now (CAN). In addition to solo and chamber recitals, An-Ting is constantly seeking new and creative approaches to combine her concerts with different media
Role: Artistic Director
Organisation: Chinese Arts Now Festival
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St Peter Square