The 13th Guangdong Art Festival will be held in Guangzhou, Dongguan and Jiangmen from Nov. 14 to 28, featuring 79 plays and 107 shows, with specially discounted ticket prices. Here are the highlights of the festival:
Stage photo of Musical “Xian Xinghai”
A great variety of plays
During the festival, 79 plays will be staged , among which 30 plays will form part of a competition, and the remainder invited from home and abroad to be staged at the festival. The performances are wide ranging encompassing Cantonese opera, Chaoshan opera, Guangdong Han opera, Mountain Song opera, Leizhou opera, Xiqin opera, so called Tea Picking opera, Peking opera, drama, dance drama, musicals, puppet show, modern dance and concert.
2017 Guangdong Dance Festival
As part of the 13th Guangdong Art Festival, the 2017 Guangdong Dance Festival will invite outstanding modern dance troupes based locally to put on 19 performances. The dance festival will be held on Nov. 24-30 mainly at the Guangdong Performing Arts Theater in Guangzhou. The festival will also hold three free shows at the Guangdong Culture Center on the afternoons of Nov. 25-27. A photographic exhibition of the 25th anniversary of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company will take place at the Guangdong Culture Center during the festival.
Stage photo of Cantonese opera “The Returning of Hung Sin-nui”
2017 Guangdong Theater Showcase
The showcase consists of 12 plays, 40 shows and 2 symposiums. Since 2017 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Chinese modern drama, Chinese dramatists from home and abroad will be invited to jointly hold a symposium to talk about the current situation and prospects of Chinese modern drama.