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Urban life portrayed in new theatrical adaptation

Updated: 2022-03-09 16:22 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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A scene from  Sunrise. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Renowned Chinese dancer-choreographer Jin Xing will perform in a Chinese play, Sunrise, which will be staged in Shanghai from April 7 to 10 and make its debut in Beijing from April 22 to 23.

Produced by Shanghai Oriental Art Center, the play, directed by Jin, is adapted from Chinese playwright Cao Yu’s script of the same name, which was published in 1936. Premiering in Shanghai last year, the play portrays people from all walks of life and their struggles and failures in urban China during the 1930s.

Jin plays the role of Chen Bailu, a courtesan and the central figure in the story. She also plays a second role in the play as the prostitute Cuixi. Contemporary dance elements will be featured in the play, which will feature dancers from the Jin Xing Dance Theater.

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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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