"Harvest" of the Polish Dance Theater at the international art festival in Shanghai
On 21 and 22 October 2018 this year, the Polish Dance Theater will perform at the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF), which is the only international art festival in China at the national level. The host of the undertaking is the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China, and its organizer – the Municipal People's Government in Shanghai.
CSIAF is one of the largest cultural events in the city of Shanghai, focused on cultural exchange with foreign countries and the presentation of art from around the world. The scale and prestige of the event is evidenced by the total number of spectators, in 2017 amounting to 4 million people, as well as the rank of artists who took part in previous editions, among whom we could see the Berlin Philharmonic and the theater director, Peter Brook.
This year's edition of the festival is special due to its 20th anniversary. It includes dozens of dance and theater performances, music events, exhibitions and displays, as well as the Art Space artistic educational program, performative art fairs or young talents program. The Polish Dance Theatre will perform among such groups as the China National Opera House, National Ballet of China, New York City Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Akram Khan Company, National Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, the Australian Ballet, Maria Pagés Dance Company or Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.
The 20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival will last from 19 October 19 to 18 November 2018. The Polish Dance Theater will present "Harvest" directed by Igor Gorzkowski, inscribing itself into the Polish focus, organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland's independence. The performance will take place on 21 and 22 October 21 at the Shanghai Theater Academy at 7.30 pm. The project was financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the INDEPENDENT Programme for years 2017-2021, as part of the program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute "Asia", whose aim is to spread knowledge and strengthen interest in contemporary Polish culture in the Asia region. The program is carried out through the constant presence of Polish artists at key festivals and in the most important cultural institutions of China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and India.