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The 11th MEET IN BEIJING Arts Festival

The 11th MEET IN BEIJING Arts Festival (MIT) , organized by Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, State Administration of Radio Film and Television, People's Government of Beijing Municipality, presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group, and Beijing Municial Bureau of Culture, won a huge success in Beijing during this spring of 2011.Up to 69 art groups from more than 20 countries throughout the world have participated the festival. 2000 Chinese and foreign artists presented up to 50 indoor performances in 6 theaters, 100 outdoor performances in 7 parks and squares, attracting more than 350,000 audiences. Strawberry Music Festival, Chaoyang Pop Music Week, and Intro 2011 Electronic Music Festival are among the 6 major outdoor music festivals this May, attracted nearly 200,000 audiences, 70% of whom were young white collars aged between 22 and 30. CCTV video-taped three programs including the Opening Ceremony “A Night at the Opera-with Opera Australia and Peking Opera Stars”, which attracted tens of millions of television audiences.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, State Councilor Liu Yandong, Minister of Culture Cai Wu, Vice Minister of Culture Zhao Shaohua, and other senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, State Administration of Radio Film and Television, Beijing Municipal Government and celebrities from all social circles attended the Opening and Closing Ceremony of MIB, as well as other grand performances. Both the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Chinese Minister of Culture Cai Wu wrote congratulation meesages for MIB Festival.

The 11th MEET IN BEIJING Arts Festival was successfully closed on May 27, 2011. As we look back at our past memories, we sincerely appreciate artists that have participated in our events, journalists that have reported the festival, and our friends that cared for and supported us. Finally, sincere acknowledgements go to our strategic partners —ICBC Beijing Branch and American Airlines!

2011  Performance

Cultural Harmony – Dialogue between Opera Australia and Peking Opera The Red Detachment of Women by the National Ballet of China (Closing Ceremony)
New Zealand Aotea Youth Symphony Orchestra Rock-Record 30th anniversary Concert
When We Meet--BYU Chamber Orchestra& Beijing Dance Academy Helsinki YL Male Voice
PETER RITZEN Yearning for 2011-- Lijian Concert
Liszt 200th Anniversary Recital--Leslie Howard Misinterprotato
2011 Thousands of Words-- Teresa Teng Evening I Musici’s Oscars
I Musici for Children Imagine Australia presents Nik Philips in Concert
Gala of Classic Ballet--Russian Ballet Stars Polish Folk Dance Gala--Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of University of Warsaw
Under the Sky of Vainakh --Chechen State Dance Ensemble CAMEROUN National Dance Troupe
Orpheus in the Underworld--Serbian Madlenianum Opera&Theatre Azerbaijan Cultural Day
TODES2011 Five Acts of Life: Lao She’s Short Stories
City Jiong Men Crazy TV Station
Baby, I am sorry Single
Chaoyang Pop Music Week "Strange Fruit"
Rock Loves Chopin-Poland Los Pelados-Sweden
HOGAN Band-Ireland GOOBERGUN-Britain

2011  Exhibition

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Exhibition “Trepang: China & The Story of Macassa” Exhibition
Light from Light "Nu Yishu Series V: Viriditas" Exhbition (An Australia-China Contemporary arts Exchange Project)
Exhibition - Memory of Meet In Beijing Arts Festival International Multicultural Workshop

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