The 14th Croisements Festival, a series of events celebrating cultural exchange between China and France, is set to run from April 27th to July 6th, 2019.
The opening ceremony of the festival and an exhibition entitled “Marc Riboud’s China” was held at the Luohu Art Museum in Shenzhen on April 27th.
Guests pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony. [Photo/The Croisements Festival]
Siv Leng Chhuor, Consul General of France in Guangzhou, said that Shenzhen has been a partner of the Festival since 2009, and she believes Shenzhen is going to play a more and more important role in the cultural exchange between China and France.
Mr. Chen Shaohua, deputy head of Shenzhen Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau, said that the Sino-French cultural festival has been a major cultural event for Shenzhen people in every spring.
Chen also pointed out that 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 55th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between China and France, and that the exhibition in Shenzhen demonstrates the French photographer Marc Riboud’s great affection for both Chinese culture and people.
People visit the exhibition. [Photo/The Croisements Festival]
This year, the festival’s program includes visual arts, theatre, dance and performance, circus, parent-child plays, classical and contemporary music, jazz and modern music, cinema, books and idea exchange. Most of the above will take place across the following cities in Guangdong: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan and Huizhou.
Author: Monica Liu
Editor: Simon Haywood