Hangzhou Art Troupe has achieved remarkable results in overseas Cultural Exchange in the Spring Festival

Buenos Aires Spring Festival Temple Fair-enthusiastic audience

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Enthusiastic Audience

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Enthusiastic Audience

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Enthusiastic Audience

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Enthusiastic Audience

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Warm-up before Performance

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Performance Scene

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Performance Scene

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Performance Scene

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Performance Scene

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Performance Scene

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Ambassador Yang Wanming Highlights the Fair.

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Group Photo of All Members of the Art Troupe

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Group Photo of Yang Chuanying, Cultural Counselor of the Embassy in Argentina and Deng Jingshan, Xu Yongmei, Deputy Head of the Art Troupe, and Director Yang Yunjin

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires - Group Photo of Yang Wanming, Ambassador to Argentina and Yang Chuanying, Cultural Counselor, Members of the Art Troupe

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires -Chinese Culture Craze

Spring Festival’s Temple Fair of Argentina Buenos Aires -Chinese Culture Craze

Argentine Flash Activity - "Happy Spring Festival • Dancing Tango" Flash Activity

Argentine Flash Activity - "Happy Spring Festival • Dancing Tango" Flash Activity

Argentine Flash Activity - "Happy Spring Festival • Dancing Tango" Flash Activity

Argentine Flash Activity - "Happy Spring Festival • Dancing Tango" Flash Activity

Argentine Flash Activity - Argentine State TV Station, America TV Station, Telefe TV Station, TV 9, TN TV Station, National News Agency, National Radio Station, Clarin, CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Network, Chinese Headline New Media and other Chinese media in Argentina sent reporters to interview and report.

Argentine Flash Activity - Zhang Peng, Head of Zhejiang Hangzhou Art Troupe, accepted the interview from media.

Argentine Flash Activity - Yang Chuanying, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Argentina, and Zhang Peng, Head of Zhejiang Hangzhou Art Troupe, Deng Jingshan and Xu Yongmei, Deputy Head of Zhejiang Hangzhou Art Troupe

First Performance in Uruguay - Brass & Percussion Septette from Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra

First Performance in Uruguay - Tenor & Soprano Duet If You Have Fallen in Love with Me

First Performance in Uruguay - All audience stood up and applauded warmly.

First Performance in Uruguay - Uruguayan audience waited for entrance.

First Performance in Uruguay - Muñoz, Uruguayan Minister of Education and Culture, danced with all cast members on the stage.

First Performance in Uruguay -Muñoz, Uruguayan Minister of Education and Culture, delivered a speech for "Happy Spring Festival".

First Performance in Uruguay - Mujica, Former Uruguayan President and Current Vice President Topolansky watched the concert.

First Performance in Uruguay - Dance Marry Song in the Era of Prosperity

First Performance in Uruguay - Live Audience

First Performance in Uruguay - Chinese Traditional Dances Collection

First Performance in Uruguay - Chinese Traditional Dances Collection

First Performance in Uruguay - Group Photo of Dong Xiaojun, Ambassador to Uruguay, Muñoz, Uruguayan Minister of Education and Culture and All Cast members

First Performance in Uruguay - Group Photo of Dong Xiaojun, Ambassador to Uruguay, Muñoz, Uruguayan Minister of Education and Culture, Zhang Peng, Head of Zhejiang Hangzhou Art Troupe, Deng Jingshan and Xu Yongmei, Deputy Head of Zhejiang Hangzhou Art Troupe, Director Yang Yunjin and Other Staff

First Performance in Uruguay - Dong Xiaojun, Ambassador to Uruguay, met Zhejiang Hangzhou Art Troupe at the residence.

First Performance in Uruguay - Zhang Wenwei, Cultural Counselor in Uruguay, Director for Cultural Affairs of Uruguay, Head Zhang Peng, Deputy Head Deng Jingshan and Xu Yongmei

Second Performance in Uruguay - Boiling Sala Politeama Theatre

Second Performance in Uruguay - Song and Dance Unforgettable Jasmine

Second Performance in Uruguay - Group Photo of Zhang Wenwei, Cultural Counselor in Uruguay, Armando Orsi, Governor of Canelones, and Rosario Podehl, Former Ambassador to China and Performers

Second Performance in Uruguay - Dance Water and Fish

Second Performance in Uruguay - Dance Marry Song in the Era of Prosperity

Second Performance in Uruguay - Dance Painting & Calligraphy

Second Performance in Uruguay - Acrobatics Blossoming

Second Performance in Uruguay - Acrobatics Overhead Steel Ring

Second Performance in Uruguay - Acrobatics - Jugging with the Feet

Third Performance in Uruguay - Enthusiastic Small Audience

Third Performance in Uruguay - Zhang Wenwei, Cultural Counselor in Uruguay, Minister of Uruguay Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Montevideo's Mayor attended the performance and took group photos.

Third Performance in Uruguay - Uruguay's last performance was performed at the 154-year-old Theatre Solis Theater.

Performance in Singapore and Thailand

Performance in Singapore and Thailand

Performance in Singapore and Thailand

Performance in Singapore and Thailand

Performance in Singapore and Thailand

Performance in Singapore and Thailand - Speech by Lan Suhong, Director of Bangkok's Chinese Culture Center

Performance in Singapore and Thailand- National Dance GuZhaLiGuLi

Thai Singapore performance - National Dance - Hulunbeier

Performance in Singapore and Thailand- Tasa Supashun, Director General of Thailand National Tourism Administration, Zhang Bo, Deputy Director of Bangkok's Chinese Culture Center, and Bagong Pantanapei, Vice President of Bangkok's World Trade Center attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. People attending the opening ceremony included many famous movie stars of Thailand, media reporters of Thailand, local people and tourists from various countries.

Performance in Singapore and Thailand- Tasa Supashun, Director General of Thailand National Tourism Administration, Zhang Bo, Deputy Director of Bangkok's Chinese Culture Center, and Bagong Pantanapei, Vice President of Bangkok's World Trade Center and Art Troupe of Hangzhou Art School took group photos.

Performance in Singapore and Thailand- Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Phinij Jarusombat, President of Thai-Chinese Cultural & Relationship Council, Lan Suhong, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and Director of Bangkok's Chinese Culture Center, Song Cai, President of Srinakharinwirot University, attended the opening ceremony of the "Fifth Thai-Chinese Art Festival" and delivered speeches. Distinguished guests such as La Weiwan, Dean of School of Art of Srinakharinwirot University, and Li Xiangzhen, Vice President of Hangzhou Art School, as well as teachers and students of the school and more than 300 local audiences participated in the activities of Thai-Chinese Art Festival.

Performance in Singapore and Thailand- Dance Pretty Hua Dan

Performance in Singapore and Thailand - Dance Recalling Hangzhou

Performance in Singapore and Thailand - Dance Recalling Hangzhou

"Happy New Year" is an important platform launched overseas by the Ministry of Culture to make the Chinese Spring Festival an international festival and to enhance the soft power of Chinese culture. It is the most extensive cultural work with the largest number of participants in China's foreign cultural work at present and is the most influential overseas comprehensive brand. This year is the 10th consecutive year that Hangzhou has participated in this activity. In the spring of 2018, according to the unified deployment of the ministry of culture and with the strong support of the provincial department of culture, two art teams from Hangzhou have gone to two countries in South America and two countries in southeast Asia to perform the "Happy New Year" mission, performing more than 20 performances in overseas mainstream theaters and city center squares with the audience reached more than 900,000 person-times. The number of participants, the specifications of the event and the media have greatly exceeded the previous year, and the charm of Hangzhou in Chinese style has once again surprised overseas.

I.There are many highlights in the performance

During the visit to South America, Hangzhou art troupe not only participated in the "Happy New Year" performances of Uruguay and Argentina, but also took the responsibility to perform a special performance to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uruguay. In order to fulfill its mission and further enhance Hangzhou's overseas influence and international reputation through this national platform, Hangzhou has selected and dispatched art troupes composed of Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Hangzhou Art School, Hangzhou General acrobatics Troupe, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Zhejiang Opera and Dance Academy, etc. And has demonstrated and rehearsed many times of Enduring Memories of Hangzhou" named for the performance of literature and art. The Very Chinese style of singing and dancing A Happy Song in the World, Songs familiar to domestic and foreign audiences Jasmine, dance embodying Hangzhou's unique charmXiling Impression andFree Calligraphy and Brushwork, a dance symbolizing the meaning of beauty Fish in Rippling Pond, happy folk dance Lift Your Veil, a dazzling display of acrobatics Women's Jugging with Feet, and magic show Flora Bloom and other wonderful performances of Chinese and Hangzhou traditional arts, as well as local music performed by the troupe in the form of brass percussion and quintet, have been welcomed by enthusiastic South American audiences. Buenos Aires Happy New Year Temple Fair is the largest Chinese New year event in Latin America. In order to tie in with the "Happy New Year Temple Fair" organized by our embassy in Afghanistan, the troupe made serious adjustments to the program. On their arrival in Uruguay and Argentina, the troupe chose to hold "flash" events in the central square of its capital, attracting local people and the media and successfully warming up its subsequent performances. Wherever the troupe went, the performance was packed to capacity and interaction was enthusiastic.

Being different from the flowery and unrestrained South American program, the "Happy New Year" performance in Singapore and Thailand, which was undertaken by Hangzhou Art School, focused on the theme of "Chinese style and charm in the south of the Yangtze River", highlighting the graceful and soft nature of bamboo and singing and dancing in the south of the Yangtze River. The dance "Happy China year" kicked off the "Happy New Year" performance at the Chinese Cultural Center in Bangkok, Thailand. New Folk Music Blue and White porcelain, new dance Beautiful Opera Actress, traditional instruments orchestra of One night in Beijing, folk dances of Hulun Buir and Guzali Guri Let the audience enjoy the audio-visual feast. The dance of Enjoy Hangzhou with beautiful colors, beautiful music and dreamlike performances allowed the audience to appreciate Hangzhou's unique and beauty. During the stay, the Hangzhou Art School Art Troupe was also invited to participate in the "5th China-Thailand Culture and Art Festival" performance activities. During the stay, the Hangzhou Art School Art Troupe was also invited to participate in the "5th China-Thailand Culture and Art Festival" performance activities, Participated in the Chinese New year of the Dog Festival, jointly hosted by the Chinese Cultural Centre in Bangkok and the World Trade Center in Bangkok and exchanged with Sino-Kalinwelo University School of Art, Singapore Flais Conservatory of Music, and performed and communicated with local communities and primary and secondary schools.

II. High activity specifications

Three performances in Uruguay culminated in a special performance at the SODRE theatre in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, to mark the 30thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uruguay. The SODRE theatre is the highest art hall in the area. On the night of the performance, the theater was full of lights and the seats on the four floors were filled with enthusiastic audiences. Musika, the former President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, and Topolanski , the current Vice-President of the Republic of Uruguay, Munoz, Minister of Education and Culture, Bergamino, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dong Xiaojun, our Ambassador to Uruguay and his wife,Zhang Wenwei, Counselor, Chinese Embassy in Uruguay, Rosario Bodel, former Ambassador of Uruguay to China, more than 120 diplomatic envoys from various countries in Uruguay, senior officials and more than 1500 spectators at the scene watched the wonderful performance brought by Hangzhou Art Troupe. After the performance, Ambassador Dong Xiaojun praised Hangzhou Art Troupe for its important contribution to strengthening the relations between China and Uruguay. The Uruguay political dignitaries and our ambassador to Ukraine spoke highly of the entire program and took photos with all the actors after the performance, congratulating the success of the performance.Uruguay education culture minister Munhoz praised the art troupe, saying: "every single show you bring is a surprise to us. The performance was great! Very successful!

The art troupe performed three times in Argentina. Yang Wanming, My ambassador to Argentina, Yang Chuanying, cultural counselor,Mr. Matías López, state secretary, deputy minister of state of Argentina, Ms. Beatriz Vivas, Director of the International Division of the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Gustavo acevedo, director of the immigration society administration and the 13th district governor and other local dignitaries watched the performance and visited the members of the art troupe.

During the performance in Thailand by Hangzhou art school art troupe, Ms. Lan Suhong, cultural counselor of the Chinese embassy in Thailand and director of the Chinese cultural center in Bangkok, Zhang Bo, deputy director of China, Pini Zalo, Baba, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Chairman of the Council for the Promotion of Thai and Chinese Culture, Yutasa Suppasun,Director, Thailand National Tourism Administration, Songcai, PhD, President of the University of NAH Carlin willow, Thailand, President, Pantanapei, Baton, World Trade Centre, Bangkok,Law Tieying, Chairman of the Chinese University Alumni Association of Thailand, Luo Zongzheng, Chairman of Thai Chinese Teachers' Association, Liao Xilin, honorary chairman of the alumni association of overseas Chinese universities, Wu Linping, chairman of the Thai-Chinese Cultural Federation, and other local dignitaries spoke and watched the performance.

III. Great publicity efforts

With the strong support of the Foreign Liaison Bureau of the Ministry of Culture, the Provincial Department of Culture and our embassies and consulates abroad, Hangzhou participated in the Ministry of Culture's overseas "Happy New Year" activities in 2018. It was not only well organized with wonderful programs, since the publicity of the event was planned as a whole before the visit, the events were reported continuously before and after the visit, and the highlights continued one after another. Successful media publicity has become a highlight of Hangzhou's participation in overseas "Happy New Year" this year.

According to incomplete statistics, more than 900,000 of the audience enjoyed the all kinds of wonderful performances brought by Hangzhou Art Troupe. Famous domestic media have reported on the activities of our city art troupe including Xinhua news agency, CCTV, the central people's broadcasting station, the People's Daily, China Daily, China news service, China Culture News, Sina, Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening, Hangzhou Daily, Youth Times, Metro Express, Zhejiang Voices, Hangzhou Voice, Voice of the West Lake, Zhejiang music FM, Zhejiang TV International Channel, Zhejiang Online, CZTV, Hangzhou Release,Propaganda Semi-monthly and Cultural Dialogue; Chinese online, Chinese Net and Infobae, Argentina's largest portal, Argentine National Public Television, American Television, Telefe TV, TN TV, State news agency, Clarin, Argentina's largest newspaper, mainstream media in Singapore and Thailand have covered the performances and flash events of the troupe. Uruguay national television and Argentina state TV also recorded and produced special programs, which would be broadcast during the Spring Festival. Domestic newspapers, magazines and other new media have received nearly 3 million clicks, and China central television's micro-blog platform has received 10 million.

Data provided by the Department of Culture of Zhejiang Province, Foreign Affairs Office Final review: Gao Chaoyun Copyright: Culture Information Center of Zhejiang Design and Fabrication: Hangzhou Chudu Information Technology Co.,Ltd.