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MEET IN BEIJING FESTIVAL (article first published : 2001-01-6)

The Second Meet In Beijing Arts Festival in the new century will be jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Beijing Municipal Government and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and jointly presented by the China Performing Arts Agency and the Beijing Municipal Culture Bureau.

The Second Meet In Beijing Arts Festival in 2001 takes place from April 20 to early June and will focus on symphonic, folk and popular music as well as all other vocal music performances. Around 30-40 music groups or individual artists from home and aboard will be invited. In addition, there will be other performances and music related exhibitions.

Venues will include theatres, gymnasiums, parks and open squares in Beijing. Some of the groups will have performance tours to other provinces and cities in China. Chinese and foreign performing arts groups and individuals are welcome, particularly groups and individuals in the applicable music styles.

In principle, the participants shall bear the expenses for the international transportation while the organizer shall be responsible for the food and accommodation during the arts festival. Amateur groups and individuals are welcome to participate in the arts festival fully at their own expense.

Deadline for registration will be January 20 2001. Apply to the Cultural Office, Chinese Embassy in Pretoria, phone (012) 342-3982; fax (012) 342-3338 or e-mail: culture@chinese-embassy.org.za




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