WINDHOEK — The Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, a Chinese performance arts group gave an electrifying performance in Namibian Capital, Windhoek on the evening of April 7.
Performance acts included traditional Chinese opera such as Peking opera and Kunqu opera, Pipa (a Chinese musical instrument), acrobatics, and dance, amongst others.
Show organizer Li Hong said that the performance themed “Perception of Jiangsu and Jiangnan Style” is part of Jiangsu Performing Arts Group’s tour to Africa, and honours China’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Africa through cultural exchanges.
The group also performed at Cape Town’s amphitheatre before their performance in Namibia.
Established in September 2001, the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group comprises 11 troupes which involve 12 artistic sorts.
“The arts group’s operating range involves artistic production, research and guidance, performance marketing, exploration,” said Li.
Meanwhile, Li Nan, Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Namibia said that performance by the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group is one of the most important cultural exchange programmes between China and Namibia.
“Cultural exchange forms an important part of bilateral relations, which is important in terms of promoting relations in all areas. China and Namibia can learn from each other to bridge the gap of cultural differences, and enhance integration,” said Li.
Governor of the Khomas Region, Laura Mcleod-Katjirua added that the performance is a further manifestation of the agreement between the Khomas Regional Council and Jiangsu Province, adding the performance paves way for further cultural exchanges between Namibia and China.
The Khomas Regional Council and the Jiangsu Province signed a long-term friendly cooperation agreement in 2015 to promote cultural exchange as well as cooperation in the areas of education, social development, economy and trade.