Meet in Beijing Arts Festival is a large-scale international festival hosted by China’s Ministry of Culture, Beijing Municipality Government and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. The Festival was inaugurated in 2000 and held annually.
In May 2000, Meet in Beijing Arts Festival made its debut and attracted 38 groups of artists, large and small, from 24 countries around the world. These artists offered the audience of Beijing, as well as other parts of China, 109 stage performances, 6 outdoor shows and 6 art exhibitions.
With the principle of spreading Chinese traditional culture, introducing the essence of overseas arts as well as promoting cultural exchanges between China and the other parts of the world, Meet in Beijing Arts Festival has established itself as China’s national-level artistic activity and topped its Asian competitors. Now it has turned into Beijing’s famous cultural brand.
In an effort to further promote Chinese traditional culture and bring the best of foreign performing arts and other visual arts into China, Meet in Beijing Arts Festival will be held for a designated period of time each year with different themes. It will provide a stage for both Chinese artists and foreign artists. People will see the combination of indoor and outdoor, professional and amateur performances, catering to both the highbrow, the traditional and popular tastes.
Beginning from 2001, while open to all sorts of performing arts, Meet in Beijing Arts Festival will highlight one form of the arts in each year respectively as follows:
-The Second Meet in Beijing Arts Festival: music festival with symphonic music, folk music, popular music and all other vocal music performances.
-The Third Meet in Beijing Arts Festival: folk arts festival with circus, puppet, shadow puppet, handicrafts, folk shows and other performances and exhibitions.
-The Fourth Meet in Beijing Arts Festival: art exposition with painting, sculpture, architecture, photography and cultural relics exhibitions.
-The Fifth Meet in Beijing Arts Festival: dance festival with folk dance, ballet, modern dance and ballroom dance performances.
-The Sixth Meet in Beijing Arts Festival: festival of the theatre with opera, musical, local opera, and drama performances.
Official Website: http://www.meetinbeijing.org.cn/
Organizing Committee Office of Meet in Beijing Arts Festival
Address: N0. 10, Chaoyangmen North Street, Beijing 100020 P.R. China