6 March: Opening of the Dutch Culture Centre

6 March: Opening of the Dutch Culture Centre

The World Expo 2010 in Shanghai kicks off with Dutch culture. Two months before the official opening the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai is kicking off with Dutch culture. The Dutch Culture Centre will be opening its doors on 6 March. In this ‘pavilion for arts and culture’, which is an official part of the Expo, the Netherlands will be presenting Dutch and Chinese culture during a six month period. The programme has been put together by the Netherlands China Arts Foundation (NCAF) by order of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands. An important objective is to promote lasting cooperation between Dutch and Chinese cultural professionals.

In the Dutch Culture Centre seven large exhibitions will be held relating to art, photography, fashion, design, architecture and urban planning. These will be complemented by weekly masterclasses, lectures, debates and workshops. During the weekends the centre will stage shows and performances of theatre, dance, music, film and literature. The programme includes many cooperative projects with Chinese culture professionals. The Van Abbe Museum is working together with Arthub Asia (Shanghai), and Paradox is collaborating with Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Bejing). Another example is an improvisation performance created by Yingdi Sun, the Chinese winner of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht (NL) and Wun Sze Chan, a Chinese dancer with the Dutch dance company Nederlands Dans Theater.

Please check www.2010dcc.com for the complete programme.

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