“Holland? Windmill and tulips!”, “Van Gogh of course!”, “Football!” Those are the answers from Guangzhou citizens when they talk about Holland.
However, Holland brings something more than that to Guangzhou this week. The Dutch Days will take place from 22 April to 10 May, with a variety of exciting programs on culture and creativity and cultural exchange with/in Guangzhou and Southern China.
Main activities include the 3rd Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival, Dutch Bike Experience Device Exhibition, and Miffy at the Museum.
2016 Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival
The 2016 Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival will be held from April 29 to May 10 at the 203Y Dance Theater. Activities include master classes, workshops, performances, concert and lectures given by talented Dutch, French and Chinese choreographers and dancers.
Period: April 29 - May 10, 2016
Venue: 203Y Dance Theater
Add.: A23 first floor underground, Mall of the World, No. 89 Huacheng Avenue, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Nearby metro: Zhujiang New Town, Line 3 or 5
2015 Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival [Photo/Yangcheng Evening News]
Dutch Bike Experience Device Exhibition
The exhibition is composed of four Colossi bike devices which connect with display screen. When people ride the bike, the screen will display the real streetscape in Holland. It gives audience the visual experience of riding in a Ducth city.
Period: April 28 – May 10, 2016
Venue: Lobby of Xinghai Concert Hall
Nearby bus station: Xinghai Concert Hall station, bus No. 131A, 194, 89 and B21.
In 1955, Dick Bruna, a well-known artist from Netherlands, illustrated a pure child’s world, in which Miffy becomes the main character. He insists that Miffy keeps in a simple and cheerful style. Most of Miffy’s stories were inspired by the magical moments and sweet memories of the artist’s childhood. Hence, Miffy is not only a fictional character; she has become a very personalized experience.
To enjoy this wonderful experience, now you don’t need to fly to Netherlands. From April 30th to May 29th, as part of the Dutch Days activities, Miffy and her friends have been invited to Guangzhou. They will be in Guangdong Times Museum to show you the power and art of simplicity. Activities include Miffy Concepts Store, Miffy Creativity Competition, and Miffy Weekend Days: Miffy & Her Friends.
Period: 30 April – 29 May, 2016
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00, MON to FRI; 12:00-20:00, SAT to SUN
Venue: 1F, Guangdong Times Museum
Add.: Times Rose Garden III, Huangbianbei Road, Baiyun Avenue, Guangzhou
Nearby metro: Huangbian station, Line 2