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Updated: 2022-07-05 08:09 ( CHINA DAILY )
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Choreographer Fei Bo's piece Hamlet, based on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, will be staged on Tuesday and Wednesday in Beijing as part of Fei's 20th anniversary performances.  [Photo/China Daily]

Choreographer from the National Ballet of China will be showcased as part of the company's "20-year" series, Chen Nan reports.

Choreographer Fei Bo will celebrate his 20th anniversary in the job with a selection of his creations being performed at Tianqiao Theater in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"For dancers, 20 years encapsulates the best days of their careers, but for choreographers, 20 years is just a beginning," says Fei, who is in his early 40s and has worked as a choreographer with the National Ballet of China since 2002.

"It may be a bit early to celebrate, but I want to take the opportunity to inspire the company's younger choreographers."

During the past 20 years, Fei has choreographed about 60 dance works, of which he has selected 10 to be staged by the National Ballet of China's dancers. It is part of the dance company's "20 years" series that celebrates dancers and choreographers, who have made outstanding contributions to its development.

Leading ballet dancers Zhu Yan, Zhang Jian and Wang Qimin have celebrated their 20th anniversary. Fei will be the first choreographer of the company to mark the milestone.

Sitting in a hutong coffee shop, Fei enjoys the morning sunshine while looking at the view outside the window. Though he is humble about the 20th anniversary celebration, he is excited about reviewing some of his works, which will be staged together for the first time. These works, as he describes, were created at some key moments of his career and mean a lot to him personally, mirroring his artistic evolution.

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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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