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Fujian Week opens at Shanghai Expo

07-01-2010 09:01 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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The Cultural Week of Fujian province kicked off at the World Expo on Tuesday. An array of cultural activities including stage performances and exhibitions displaying the beauty of east China's Fujian Province are on hand to meet visitors in an effort to introduce more people to the region.

Over forty performances are tailored for Expo visitors in the coming week. The shows cover a wide range of genres, including song and dance performances, dramas, and acrobatics.

The cultural week also features an exhibition showcasing the intangible cultural heritages of the region. For example, there are wooden sculptures on display, and performances of Nanyin, a traditional opera sung in the south Fujian dialect with a history of more than one thousand years.

The cultural week features an exhibition showcasing the intangible cultural heritages of the region. 
The cultural week features an exhibition showcasing the intangible cultural heritages
of the region. 

The Fujian Cultural Week is highlighted by an acrobatic program called "Rope Spinning." The show, performed by artists from the Fujian Provincial Acrobatic Troupe, mesmerizes audiences with their stunning skills and seamless teamwork. Although performers are all very young, with an average age of less than twenty, each has been in the industry for over ten years.

Lin Fang, director of Fujian Provincial Acrobatic Troupe, said, "There's a saying in acrobatic circles - China boasts the highest level of rope related skills around the world, and Fujian acrobatic artists are the best across China. Our performers are well versed in rope spinning. We've staged a new version for the Shanghai Expo, which includes thirty performers."

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