Cultural Exchange with China
National Spring Festival Celebrations 2012
The Spring Festival which marks the year of the dragon was celebrated on Monday 23 January 2012.
The Ministry of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Federation of Chinese Societies held a Gala Show at Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, Pailles on Monday 23 January 2012 from 20 00 hrs to 22 00 hrs.
The show comprised cultural items by Ningxia Art Troupe from the People’s Republic of China and local artists of the China Cultural Centre.
The Ningxia Dance & Song Theatre
The Ningxia Dance & Song Theatre, Co., Ltd, (hereinafter as the Theatre), a branch company of Ningxia Performing Group was founded in 1958. After years of development, it boasts a great number of dance dramas featuring strong Muslim and local flavors, including the Mansuer, the Western Xia Fair Lady, the New Moon of the Country (Hui dance drama), Ningxia is a wonderful place, the Golden Kettle, the Scenery of Great River and Desert, as well as the well-renowned Huaer, a drama with total originality among others.
The Theatre has given performances in several countries and regions such as Canada, the US, Austria, Hong Kong and Macao SAR, earning its fame both domestically and internationally.
Huaer, the large ethic dance drama, which won a golden prize in the “2nd China Ethic Minority Drama Competition”, is the latest achievement of the Theatre; it has also been included in the 2009-2010 National Classical Stage Art Funding Program. In addition, another dance drama, the Golden Kettle, was rewarded the first prize in the “9th National Dancing Competition”.
In recent years, the Theater has participated in a series of major performances and great events, such as the Beijing Olympics, the Shanghai World Expo, the CCTV Spring Festival Gala in 2010 and 2011, and so on.
The Hui Martial Art Dance