September 7 - 21, 2017

2017-09-08 15:00:41 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province


On September 7th, 2013, President Xi Jinping proposed the conception of jointly constructing "the Silk Road Economic Belt". Then, in October 2013, President Xi Jinping put forward building of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road during his visit to Southeast Asian countries. With support and guidance of Ministry of Culture, Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture actively carried out effective work and launched the application of the Silk Road International Arts Festival in time according to the guideline of "Constructing the New Starting Point of the Silk Road Economic Belt with the Priority of Culture". On September 5, 2014, the Central Government finally approved the Silk Road International Arts Festival and Shaanxi is the hosting Province. It is held every year.

The Silk Road International Arts Festival is the first national comprehensive arts festival focusing on the Silk Road. It is hosted by Ministry of Culture and Shaanxi Provincial People's Government and organized by Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture. The Festival is in conform to the "Belt and Road Initiative", inherits the value of "Peace, Harmony and Cooperation", focuses on three themes of "the Silk Road as its Core, Chinese Culture plays an active role in terms of cultural exchange, and International Elements enhances the bond between different peoples".

After it is held for three consecutive years, the number of the countries and regions taking part in the Festival has jumped from the first session 30, the second 62, the third 80, to 106 this year. The activity forms become richer and art categories are more complete. The festival's internationalism, persistence and uniqueness have been further manifested.

The Silk Road International Arts Festival has become an important platform for international cultural exchange to carry forward the spirits of the Silk Road and enhance cultural exchange.

On September 7th, 2017, we are going to see the 4th Silk Road International Arts Festival and let us wait for the arrival of domestic and overseas artists at the starting point of the ancient Silk Road and share the new round of cultural feast… In the new period of transcendence in Shaanxi, let us make new contributions to build up cultural confidence, stick to cultural priority, carry forward Chinese spirits and create a cultural Shaanxi.

Artistic Performance


1. Opening performance - Heart Acting upon Heart

2. Modern dance - DU-K by Chinese and Israel dancers

3. Child play - I'd Like to Change My Dad from China

4. Dance drama - Butterfly Mother from China

5. Modern drama - Bright Heart from China

6. Concert - An Ancient Polish Concert of the Middle Ages from Poland

7. Concert - When Jazz Meets Traditional from Croatia

8. Indoor Concert in Villa Musica Ensemble from Germany

9. Child play - Wooden Circus from Czech Republic

10. Dance drama - Dayu from China

11. Dance drama - the Past of Shawan from China

12. Young Children Percussion Show from Poland

13. Shadow puppet play - Naïve Children under Light Shadow from China

14. Child play - the Passage from Estonia

15. Concert - West Side Story from Germany

16. Shaoxing Opera - Love Story along the Maritime Silk Road from China

17. Child play - Kong Rong Gives up the Biggest Pear and Huang Xiang Warms up the Bed for Parents from China

18. Song and dance drama - Night of the Silk Road from Russia

19. Song and dance - Stroll in Dunhuang along the Silk Road and Steering at the Youth from Taiwan, China

20. Concert - Balkan Fire from Hungary

21. Drum Music - Eight Views of Chang'an from China

22. Concert - Up! from Poland

23. Huagu drama - Love of Hunan Embroidery from China

24. Concert - Capellmann Trio - Indoor Music Recital from USA

25. Drama - Shadow of Hollywood from Ukraine

26. National orchestral concert - Prairie along the Silk Road from China

27. Special performance of flute orchestra of Central Conservatory of Music Chant of Dragon from China

28. Child play - Princess Little Drop from Bulgaria

29. Song and dance and poem - Homes of Li Nationality from China

30. Child play - Chirp Birds from Holland

31. Child play - Nezha from China

32. Child play - Little Red Ridding Hood from Shaanxi, China 

33. Chamber Music Concert of Chief Performers from the United States

34. Unaccompanied Vocal Chorus Concert from Lithuania

35. Chu opera - Ten Thousand Li Tea Road from China

36. Concert - Shaanxi and Guangdong•Time and Space from China

37. Drama - Taming of the Shrew from Albania

38. Concert - Low-lying Land from Lithuania

39. Modern dance - Cradle from Slovenia

40. Dance drama - Home from China

41. Modern dance drama - Man in the World & Homesickness

42. Closing ceremony - Flowers in the Oriental


1. Performance at opening ceremony - Heart Acting upon Heart

Performance place: Xi'an broadcasting & TV theater

Performance time: September 7th

2. Modern dance - DU-K by Chinese and Israel dancers

Performance unit: Israel SOL Dance Troupe and Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Troupe

Performance place: City Gate, Thousand People's Hall

Performance time: September 8th -9th

Brief introduction:

Although things seem to be the same, each of them has its own individuality and charm; although things seem different, they have countless ties of universality and connection.

Modern dance DU-K, inspired by a mixture of Chinese style and Israel elements, is performed jointly by Chinese and Israel dancers. In the performance lasting up to 60 minutes, dancers imitate various human ideology and mental attitude by body movement and exaggerated facial expressions and describe things of life and historical significance by art languages, proving the saying that art is from life but goes beyond life.

3. Child play - I'd Like Change My Dad from Shaanxi, China

Performance unit: Shaanxi Zhongbeiyuan Child Art Theatre

Performance place: Shaanxi Broadcasting & TV Theater

Performance time: September 8th

Brief introduction:

The play provides the most deep-going mind baptism for children and their parents by the most magic way and splendid theatrics, let children feel the easily obtained desire is at the cost of lose and satisfying a desire quickly or changing at random will get unexpected results in the end. We have to think over when making any decisions and life is in fact one choice after another.

Though looking like a magic and fantastic shell, the play actually has a serious educational core. This serious thought is not only about children but also parents who are watching the play beside their children, making them introspect their life at the same time.

4. Dance drama - Butterfly Mother from Guizhou, China

Performance unit: colorful Guizhou culture and art Co.Ltd.

Performance place: People's Theatre

Performance time: September 8th- 9th

Brief introduction:

The people of the Miao nationality respect for nature for generations. They have a custom for generations: to plant a tree for a newly born child, cut it down when he dies as a company with his lonely soul buried underground and then plant another tree. A tree is a man and a man is a tree. Life recycles in such a way. Because they believe death is not the end but the start of another life and the expansion of the generation.

5. Modern drama - Bright Heart from Guizhou and Zhejiang, China

Performance unit: Guizhou Drama Troupe, Zhejiang Drama Troupe Co. Ltd.

Performance place: Yisu Theatre

Performance time: September 8th -9th

Brief introduction:

"We have no goodness and badness in nature but we are bad and good because our mind acts. Knowing what is good and what is bad is our conscience and doing good deeds and getting rid of badness are based on our understanding of things." Is there anything else to say?

The play starts from the illness on Wang Yangming's way home when he was old and spread his life experience in different stages little by little, and forms a surging up and down river of life of Wang Yangming. Life experience covering deep feelings and broad love as well as great pains and extreme pleasure sublimate and deepen his thoughts. The end goes back to sick Wang Yangming in a boat on the river. He finishes his life tragically but his thoughts and dream continue.

6. An ancient Polish Concert of the Middle Ages from Poland

Performance unit: Poland Maria Pomianowska and her Orchestra

Performance place: Symphony Hall of Xi'an Conservatory of Music (September 8th ), the Silk Road Art Theatre (September 9th )

Performance time: September 8th -9th

Brief introduction:

Thousands of years goes by easily but the dream of human is always bright colored.

Those fossils of music best witnesse human beings who go through time and space. Though the sound is from Poland's ancient musical instrument Lute, it has integrated plenty of imaginations of people today. But pieces of ancient music tell the mysterious story of the Middle Ages that was a remote time and an age of renaissance as well.

Professor Maria Pomianowska is a performer of various musical instruments, vocalist, composer, teacher, professor of Academy of Music in Kraków and director of Warsaw Cross-culture Festival and music composed is loved by the audience.

7. Concert - When Jazz Meets the Tradition from Croatia

Performance unit: Croatia Elvis Stanic Group Jazz Band

Venue: Xi'an Symphony Hall (September 8th), Concert Hall of Xi'an Conservatory of Music (September 9th)

Performance time: September 8th -9th

Brief introduction:

The romance of Mediterranean style pours a blue under color to jazz in Croatia.

Sometimes it is slow and soft, smooth and transparent while at other time it is enthusiastic with passion of Latin style. Local traditional folk music elements bring brand new lasting appeal to Jazz. The free and random original expression is multi-variant, cross-border and full of youth dynamics of popular fashion. We believe their performance will bring about new artistic experience to the audience at this festival.

8. Indoor Concert of the Villa Musica Ensemble from Germany

Performance unit: Indoor Concert of the Villa Musica Ensemble,Germany

Performance place: Xi'an Concert Hall

Performance time: September 9th

Brief introduction:

A great nation where Bach, Beethoven and Brahms were born and a music group with a history of 30 years are now launching a most unadulterated classical music feast in the ancient capital Xi'an.

Delicate, elegant, tactful and aesthetic…

A piece of string quartet can let all souls that are fond of music be immerged in the music. Hold breath to listen carefully.

9. Child play - Wood Circus from Czech

Performance unit: Czech Karromato Marionette Theatre Company

Performance place: Zhongbeiyuan Small Theatre

Performance time: 10:30/15:30, September 9th

Brief introduction:

Acrobatism! Exotic animal! Clown! Full of imagination and energy! The circus has perfect chance and surprises. The show makes people dazzling, and classic European marionette theatre of nineteenth century is full of secret effects. The beautiful wooden marionette and traditional music will take you back to the golden age of the puppet.

10. Dance drama - Dayu from China

Performance unit: Flower-drum-lantern Dance Theater Co. Ltd., An hui Province

Performance place: Xi'an Broadcasting & TV Theater

Performance time: September 9th -10th

Brief introduction:

"King Dayu tamed water, and dredged it to all directions…There was an unhappy woman in Tushan who was the wife of Dayu. She waited for her husband who devoted himself to his country instead of his family. His selflessness made his country peaceful and people healthy."

National dance drama represents the striving hero's feelings about his country and his family and more vividly restores a common person unknown to the public.

11. Dance drama - the Past of Shawan from China

Performance unit: Guangdong Dance Theatre Co. Ltd.

Performance place: Sofit People's Grand Theatre

Performance time: September 9th -10th

Brief introduction:

The dance tells the story of music by limbs and that of life by music, and represents history and reality by life. The language of such dance is a silent poem and visible feelings. The combination of individual love and broad love unfolds a surging forward and exciting musical epic of Guangdong.

With the background of Shawan, an old town in Guangdong in the 1930s, the Past of Shawan takes three outstanding people in the family among many musicians in Guangdong as archetypes, and the content of classic famous Music Competition on the Dragon Boat Festival as clue. The dance drama represents romaunt development by contemporary dance elements and uses skillfully designed delicate dance section to annotate profound connotation of classic music.

12. Children's percussion music - Colourful Childhood with Drum from Holland

Performance unit: Holland Drum Association Percussion Orchestra

Performance place: Grand 1935 Theatre (September 9th, Xianyang Beauty Theatre, Central Shell Theatre (September 10th)

Performance time: 10:30/14:30, September 9th; 16:30, September 10th

Brief introduction:

A small and extremely powerful young drum ensemble; mixing world rhythms and percussion from Africa, Latin America and Asia with scratch DJ, video and loops. A dynamic, entertaining and highly energetic drum show which crosses borders with drums, percussion, dance and projected video animation!

13. Shadow puppet play - Naïve Children under Light Shadow from China

Performance unit: Hong Quan Entertainment Cultural Heritage and Development Co., Ltd., Huazhou 

Performance place: Zhong Yuanbei Small Theatre

Performance time: 10:30/15:30, September 10th

Brief introduction:

It tells stories of ancient times, commands millions of soldiers by both hands. One piece of shadow puppet gives full expressions to pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy; half of a human face covers the royal, evil, good and the treacherous.

Before the appearance of film, shadow puppet artists are the most eye-catching magician and futurist in the evening. Hearing the tweedle, drum music, tactful and graceful vocal music, people gathered before the light to see how shadow play artists skillfully convert love sincerity of talented scholars and beauties, loyalty of famous officials and good generals, supernatural power of gods to very pathetic, touching, translunary and fantastic enjoyment beyond fuel, rice, cooking oil and salt in daily life.

14. Child play - the Passage from Estonia

Performance unit: Zuga Dance Troupe from Republic of Estonia

Performance place: Dahua 1935 Theatre

Performance time: 10:30/15:30, September 10th

Brief introduction:

This is a dance performance, where friendship and trust will be put to the test. Accordance becomes essential: playing with each other and playing with movements and sound. The joy of play will be held out to both - the audience and the performers. At one point everybody could find themselves as a part of the play.

15. Concert - West Side Story from Germany

Performance unit: Berlin Piano Percussion

Performance place: the Symphony Hall of Xi'an Conservatory of Music (September 10th), Gate of the City Thousand People's Hall) (September 18th)

Performance time: September 10th, September 18th

Brief introduction:

Given a piano and a set of percussion instrument, they will offer you an unprecedented music experience.

Berlin Piano Percussion with great fame and influence in Europe is one of the leading orchestra in contemporary music sector in the world. Six members of the society are all world famous leading musicians standing in Berlin and their artistic styles are independent and mutually integrated. Combination of piano and percussion instrument provides extraordinary creation space. Berlin Piano Percussion exceeds the range of indoor music and has the sound color of symphony.

16. Shaoxing Opera - Love Story along Maritime Silk Road, China

Performance unit: Fujian Fang Hua Shaoxing Opera Troupe

Performance place: Yisu Theatre

Performance time: September 11th -12th

Brief introduction:

"Beneath the endless sky there are unclear clouds. Plenty of stories accompany waves along the long Silk Road and chinaware since the ancient." Soft dialect of Jiangsu represents the sad, beautiful and winding love story at the thriving Yue Port in Zhangzhou in the late Ming Dynasty where boats and businessmen gathered.

The play closely integrates the spread of traditional Chinese medicine, mutual beneficial communications and loyalty to love and describes deep love of a doctor and beauty of human nature. It leaves a significant footprint in spreading traditional Chinese medicine. This is the debut of such content in a drama stage.

17. Child play - Kong Rong Gives up the Biggest Pear and Huang Xiang Warm up the Bed for Parents from Shaanxi, China

Performance unit: Shaanxi Zhongbeiyuan Children’s Art Theatre

Performance place: Primary School / Kindergarten

Performance time: 9:00/14:30, September 12th -13th

Brief introduction:

As one of the spread projects for traditional Chinese culture, 100 Excellent Chinese Projects for Children is a large culture project being created and rehearsed by Zhongbeiyuan Children’s Art Theatre of Shaanxi Performing Group. The project with the theme of inheriting traditional culture and spread its spiritual elites, performs child play through lively and interesting performing style. Kong Rong Gives up the Biggest Pear and Huang Xiang Warm up the Bed for Parents are typical works of the project.

18. Song and dance drama - Night of Silk Road from Russia

Performance unit: Caucasian Caucasus Chorus

Performance place: People’s Theatre

Performance time: September 12th -13th

Brief introduction:

Elegant and holy dancing posture, the world top toe rotation and epic Caucasus folk style show will start.

Nameisi is a loyal collector, saver and performer of folk dance and music. Its men actors are called dance player cause mere dancers dancce with toes without ballet shoes. The special toe rotation is the world top. Its women dancers dance elegantly, gracefully and smoothly, as if all wonders twinkle in their rotating steps.

19. Modern dance drama - Man in the World & Homesickness

Performance unit: Dunqingle Dance Troupe, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, China

Performance place: Yisu Theatre

Performance time: September 13th -14th

Brief introduction:

Thick local traits and wonderful Kejia culture will be presented by Young Dance Circle from Taiwan. Chinese culture will again show its fantastic brilliance.

In this arts festival, Young Dance Circle will specially invite Hua Pei, winner of Golden Bell Awards to join and create a piece of theme melody of fantastic style. Meanwhile he will combine himself with street artist Qiu Chuizhen to perform with floating sleeves and represent posture of flying in the wind. They will perform with Jin Di to show their beautiful voice of nature, creating a perfect art feast integrating Chinese culture. This will bring fresh enjoyment to the audience and spread localized cultural achievements of Taiwan Islands.

20. Concert - Balkan Fire from Hungary

Performance unit: Hungarian Balkan Fire Group

Performance place: Xi’an Concert Hall (September 12th), Silk Road Art Theatre (September 13th)

Performance time: September 12th -13th

Brief introduction:

The band Balkan Fire was set up in 2002 and it is a band that combines hip-hop music and world music. As co-founders of the band, two experienced music producers integrated music of different styles and established their own band and named it Balkan Fire. The band devotes itself to make the Hungarian folk music known to the western countries. Since 2003, Balkan Fire has left footprint in large music festivals. In 2015, it was invited to perform in Beijing and Shanghai by Beijing Hungarian Culture Center.

21. Drum Music of Chang’an - Eight Views of Chang’an from Shaanxi, China

Performance unit: Shaanxi National Culture Art Troupe

Performance place: Xi’an Concert Hall

Performance time: September 13th

22. Concert - Upward from Poland

Performance unit: Poland Marek Napi rkowski Jazz Band

Performance place: The Symphony Hall of Xi’an Conservatory of Music (September 13th ), Xi’an Concert Hall (September 14th )

Performance time: September 13th

Brief introduction:

The Polish are not only good at classical music but also familiar with Jazz. Chopin was born in Poland and now Upward, an unprecedented masterpiece in Jazz history, was created in Poland.

Marek Napiórkowski realized his dream and pursuit of arts and life truth, representing an adult’s continuing upward pursuit. Musicians invited to the arts festival are long term music partners and friends of Marek Napiórkowski. They are tacit on stage and connected with each other in mind. It is believed that their performance will bring different music experience to our audience.

23. Huagu Drama - Love of Xiang Embroidery from China

Performance unit: Huaguxi Heritage Protection Center from Hunan province

Performance place: Opera Academy Theatre

Performance time: September 14th -15th

Brief introduction:

Maiden of the poor family fails to touch fine clothes, the intentions to find a good matchmaker to propose matches make her sadder.

Who would love my nobility? What they are crazy about is popular dressing.

I dare to see that my nimble fingers could do fine needlework; I’ll never compete with other by putting on makeup.

What annoys me is that I embroider with gold thread day after day to make clothes for maidens of the rich families.

With soft intestines turn a hundred times, it is easy to embroider wonderful things of the world, but hard to embroider out separations in life or parting at death. See through unification and separation through a Love to Xiang Embroidery. You will never know my heart full of memories until at quiet moments under dizzy lights.

24. Concert - Capelman Trio---Indoor Music Recital from USA

Performance unit: America Capellmann trio Concert Group

Performance place: Xi'an Concert Hall

Performance time: September 15th

Brief introduction:

It's a classic work played by masters. The talented violinist Capelman conquered the discerning fans around the world with his unparalleled skills in playing the piano.

Mikhail Kopelman, a world famous violinist and educator, ever taught at the Yale Conservatory of Music in the United States. He is also a lifelong professor of Ethan Academy of Music. He used to be the chief violin of the Moscow National Symphony Orchestra. His performance is full of artistic appalling and superb skills, showing his remarkable gifts. He is worthy of the title of violin master in the field of classical music in the world.

25. Drama - Shadow of Hollywood from Ukraine

Performance unit: FIREFLIES Shadow Troupe

Venue: Yisu Theatre

Performance time: September 15th

Brief introduction:

In short, the scenes in Hollywood blockbusters that ever made you moved or hooked up will reappear with their "shadow magic".

FIREFLIES Shadow Theater is Ukraine's first shadow dance troupe. In 2011, it made a hit in Ukrainian Talent Show with creative shadow dance works, and at the same time won the champion of Ukrainian Talent Show that year. Subsequently, FIREFLIES shadow troupe received invitations from all kinds of world's major event, leaving their footprints around the world.

26. National orchestral concert - Silk Road Prairie from China

Performance unit: Inner Mongolia National Art Theatre

Performance place: People's Theatre

Performance time: September 15th -16th

Brief introduction:

Outside the Great Wall, below the Yinshan Mountains lies the Chile Prairie.

Over the earth hangs the sky like a huge yurt.

This world has taken great changes with time flying.

A diverse variation is beginning in blue hometown...

Silk Road Prairie tells the changes of music forms from music without tone to music with tone of ancient ancestors on Mongolian Plateau in the transitional process from ancient hunting culture to the grassland nomadic civilization. This works interprets the story of Inner Mongolia, China, by music of Mongolian characteristics and international ways. It shows the birth, development and integration of grassland civilization and the development of Inner Mongolia brought by the Silk Road Economic Belt Initiative by grassland Silk Road.

27. Special performance of flute orchestra of Central Conservatory of Music Chant of Dragon from China

Performance unit: Central Conservatory of Music

Performance place: Symphony Hall of Xi'an Conservatory of Music

Performance time: September 16th

Brief introduction:

The Flute Orchestra named "dragon Zhiyin" of Central Conservatory is the first Chinese Flute Orchestra, under the general layout of playing , creation, theory, and instrument R & D , the orchestra inherits and carries forward the traditional flute Xun art, explores and develops the new normal art of Xun art; it also ensembles, combines bamboo Orchestra to create mode and art practice in order to guide Chinese Xun art heritage and development of flute music to write a new chapter!

28. Child Play - Princess Little Drop from Bulgaria

Performance unit: Bulgarian Theatre Danny & Dessi Theatre

Performance place: Zhongbeiyuan Small Theatre

Performance time: 10:30/15:30, September 16th

29. Song, dance and poem - Homes of Li Nationality from Hainan, China

Performance unit: Haikou Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Performance place: Xi'an Broadcasting & TV Theater

Performance time: September 16th -17th

Brief introduction:

The play describes the meeting, acquaintance and falling in love of a pair of young man and woman of Li nationality, expressing the hard work and happy life of Li people in the process of building their homes. They step to the future in usual and beautiful emotions. This work embodying the theme that the national spirit was passed from generation to generation in the same vein in beautiful homeland of Li Nationality is a long scroll of music and dance that guards national spiritual home and inherits the beautiful national dream.

30. Child Play - Chirping Bird from Holland

Performance unit: Holland Bureau Vanaf2 Company

Performance place: Zhongbeiyuan Small Theatre

Performance time: 10:30/14:30/16:30, September 17th

Brief introduction:

An exciting and humorous discovery ride for children of 2 years old, without any spoken words.

31. Child play - Nezha from China

Performance unit: Guangdong Puppet Art Theatre

Venue: Shaanxi Broadcasting & TV Theater

Performance time: 10:30/15:30, September 17th

Brief introduction:

New mythology puppet drama Nezha, collecting the reality with mythology, starts the narration and development of this mythical story from the perspective of an 8 or 9-year-old modern little boy Tianyu. In the opera Tianyu's experience have something in common with that of Nezha in the myth, from which Tianyu gets a lot of inspirations.

32. Child play - Little Red Riding Hood from Shaanxi, China

Performance unit: Shaanxi Zhongbeiyuan Children's Art Theatre

Performance place: Qinling Mountains Wildlife Park

Performance time: 13:00/14:30/16:00, September 16th -17th

Brief introduction:

Classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood is popular among children around the world. Just let us relive the story that goodness defeat evil.

33. Concert - Chamber Music Concert of Chief Performers from the United States

Performance unit: US Leading Concert Chamber Performance Group

Performance place: Xi'an Concert Hall

Performance time: September 18th

Brief introduction:

Music is a kind of international language that can connect the world. With diversity and internationalization being the inevitable trend of the world, music is at the forefront of this trend.

Founded in 1916 in Baltimore, US Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has gone through a hundred years and is one of the famous American Symphony Orchestras. The concert will be performed by the chief performers of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. It will show the superb musical skills and profound artistic accomplishment of these artists to the world, which will also be a major highlight of this festival.

34. Concert Unaccompanied Vocal Chorus Concert by Jazz Island Choir from Lithuania

Performance unit: Lithuania Jazz Choir

Performance place: the Silk Road Art Theatre (September 18th ), the Concert Hall of Xi'an Conservatory of Music (September 19th), and the Xian Symphony Hall (September 20th)

Performance time: September 18th -20th

Brief introduction:

The special sound and the perfect harmony are the best gift that Lithuanian Jazz Island Choir gives to the world.

Boys and girls try to express micro-sense and drama of different styles. They not only transform the passion and vitality of youth into a note, but also make traditional folk or classical music sounds more modern.

Jazz Island is an Akabela Orchestra professionally playing complex, the members of which work together with their teacher Arturas Novikas to make folks or classical music sound more modern and more colorful. In 2014, Jazz Island won the choral competition in the jazz music field.

35. Chu Opera - Ten-thousand-li Tea Road China

Performance unit: Wuhan Chu Opera Theater

Performance place: People's Theatre

Performance time: September 18th - 19th

Brief introduction:

"People in grass and trees" is the most true explanation to tea; "Both looking and loss are bitter, getting rid of bitterness and getting pleasure happens when looking" is a beautiful interpretation to Three Cups of Tea in tea ceremony. Express ideal with tea and feel tea ceremony in the lasting affection of boys and girls. Chu rhyme is the most melodious.

In the late Qing Dynasty, tea trade was flourishing, ranging from Hankou of Hubei, China to Kyakhta of Tsarist Russia. The boss of the firm Dahexing was ill and out of home, so Sanniang Linglong came forward to lead the tea team to embark on a long business trip. Linglong experienced all kinds of hardships with everyone. However, her emotion and destiny were also intertwined with joys and sorrows and changed ceaselessly.

36. Concert Qin and Guangdong - Time and Space from China

Performance unit: School of Art, South China University of Technology

Performance place: the Symphony Hall of Xi'an Conservatory of Music (September 18th ) and the Xi'an Concert Hall (September 19th)

Performance time: September 18th - 19th

Brief introduction:

Art is the best medium to cross time and space. Both Lingnan culture and Shaanxi culture have a common desire for and pursuit to the beauty of art. The indoor band of South China University of Technology that receives wide domestic and international praises crosses time and space to combine the elegance of European Chamber Music with the ethereal beauty of Chinese ancient songs. It not only links China with foreign, but connect past and present. It reshapes the dream and links Shaanxi and Guangdong by beautiful music.

37. Drama - Taming of the Shrew from Albania

Performance unit: Albania National Grand Theater

Performance place: Yisu Theatre

Performance time: September 19th -20th

Brief introduction:

"Tonight, Shakespeare came to my room."

Shakespeare belongs to all mankind, and Eastern Europe also has the Shakespeare they miss in their heart.

As the most famous comedy of William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew explores serious themes, such as gender relations, the value of love and money. Behind lively plots lies the concern to human fate in the Renaissance period. Albania National Theater uses their unique performance ways to pay tribute to Shakespeare and let him revive.

38. Concert - Low-lying Land from Lithuania

Performance unit: Lithuania Saulius Petreikis and his Orchestra

Venue: Silk Road Art Theatre (September 19th ), Symphony hall of Xi'an Conservatory of Music (September 20th )

Performance time: September 19th -20th

Brief introduction:

Low-lying land involves plains and valleys, which is the foundation of human beings.

The fertile soil is the hotbed for music to gestate and form. The fusion of Celtic style and Lithuanian traditional folks gather pop music, classical music, jazz, world music and many other elements together. With the soothing river, they slowly flow until the dawn appears.

39. Modern dance - Cradle from Slovenia

Performance unit: Middle Eastern and European Dance Federation

Performance place: Sofit People's Theatre

Performance time: September 20th

Brief introduction:

The spirit of the people has three forms, namely camel, lion and baby.

                                                                                                  -------Nietzsche

What Cradle aims to convey is realism. Meta-reality means returning to the heart, to the foundation of life, to the baby-like mental state like what Nietzsche ever said. Owing to the fact that human soul is materialized, enslaved, alienated, contaminated severely in reality, so we sometimes need to rush to start again.

40. Dance Drama - Home from Sichuan, China

Performance unit: Sichuan Song and Dance Theatre Co., Ltd.

Performance place: Xi'an Broadcasting & TV Theater

Performance time: September 20th - 21th

Brief introduction:

What we review is not just a literary classic.

It is the purity that everyone ever had in the emotional rainy season

The shock is not just a sensory experience.

But resonance to love and hate in the depth of one's heart.

The play tells the stories of the feudal family in Chengdu from a new perspective of the eldest son of Kao Family. In this family, Juexin is willing to compromise out of the consideration for the general interest of family responsibility; Juehui is a youth affected by new ideas; in addition to handsome and stubborn maid Ming Feng, there is also warm and humid Ruiyu. They experience happiness and sadness at here and they live and die here. And when the torrent of history destroys the home gradually, their fate also experiences ups and downs. Finally what left in days and memories is love and hate, sadness and hope, as well as the touching that pass through the history and the sigh from heart...

41. Modern Dance - Drama Tenchijin nostalgia

Performance place: ZhongnanConcert Hall, Shaanxi Normal University

Performance time: September 12th -13th

42. Closing Ceremony - Flowers in the Oriental, China

Performance unit: China Eastern Performing Arts Group

Venue: People's Theatre

Performance time: September 21st


Art Invitational Exhibition


1. Opening ceremony of Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition

2. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition --- ----Traditional Chinese Painting, Sculpture

3. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition--- ----International Art

4. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition-------Oiling Painting, Print, Watercolor (Powder) Painting

5. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition- Calligraphy and Seal

6. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition-– Photography

7. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition - Silk Road | Portal to the Worlds of Imagination

8. Discovery of the Beauty of the World Cultural Heritage along Silk Road --- Gansu

9. Video and Picture Contest-----My Silk Road Arts Festival

10. Modern art invitation exhibition Ancient Road & New Arts

11. Animation Game Show


To carry out the national initiative of the Belt and Road, strengthen the cultural exchanges among countries and regions along the Silk Road and collectively display the new achievements in artistic creation of countries and regions along the Silk Road in recent years, the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and Shaanxi Provincial People's Government will hold Silk Road International Art Invitational Exhibition of 4th Silk Road International Arts Festival in Xi'an from September 7 to October 7, 2017.

1. Opening ceremony of Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition

Time: September 7, 2017

Location: Shaanxi Province Art Museum

2. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition --- ----Traditional Chinese Painting, Sculpture

Time: September 7, 2017- October 7, 2017

Location: Shaanxi Province Art Museum

3. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition--- ----International Art

Time: September 7, 2017- October 7, 2017

Location: Shaanxi Province Art Museum

Introduction: Under the theme of Silk Road Spirit, Painting of the Era, the section of international art in the exhibition brings together 261 outstanding works of 270 excellent artists from 103 countries and regions along the Silk Road. The exhibition especially sets thematic exhibition for great works of three masters: Picasso, Dali, Miro. It even involves the works of artists of great importance in the world, such as Angela who took part in 2017 Germany Kassel Literature Exhibition, the Egyptian National Art Museum curator Ehard • Eraba and other artists and so on.

4. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition--- ----Oiling Painting, Print, Watercolor (Powder) Painting

Time: September 7, 2017- October 7, 2017

Location: Shaanxi Province Art Museum

Introduction: During the preparation for domestic art section, cultural departments (bureaus) of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities provide strong supports while artists apply to participate actively. Under the theme of Silk Road Spirit, painting of the Era, the exhibition collects over 300 outstanding domestic and provincial works in traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, print, sculpture and watercolor(powder)painting y ways of public invitation and collection.

5. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition- Calligraphy and Seal

Time: September 7, 2017----October 7, 2017

Location: Exhibition Hall of Bright Treasure House

Introduction: During the preparation for calligraphy and seal section, cultural departments (bureaus) of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities provide strong supports while artists apply to participate actively. Under the theme of Silk Road Spirit, painting of the Era, the exhibition collects over 320 outstanding works in calligraphy and seal of Japan, Taiwan and other countries and regions by ways of public invitation and collection.

6. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition-– Photography

Time: September 7, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Location: Exhibition Hall of Shaanxi Library

Introduction: During the preparation for photography section, cultural departments (bureaus) of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities provide strong supports while artists apply to participate actively. Under the theme of Silk Road Spirit, painting of the Era, the exhibition collects over 200 outstanding works in photography from domestic and provincial photographers by ways of public invitation and collection.

7. Silk Road International Art Invitation Exhibition - Silk Road | Portal to the Worlds of Imagination

Time: September 7, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Location: Xi'an Art Museum

Introduction: SILK ROAD | PORTAL TO THE WORLDS OF IMAGINATION is hosted by Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture and Xi'an Qujiang New District Administration Committee and held by Xi'an Art Museum. The exhibition includes 150 pieces of excellent works of 33 artists from 14 countries and regions, such as Thailand, Greece, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, South Korea, the United States, Pakistan, France, the Republic of Macedonia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and China inland. The Contents include multimedia images, photographic pictures, oil paintings, sound art and other contemporary media forms. It intensively reflects that Xi'an, a historical and cultural ancient capital, is possible to become a high-end Chinese cultural city with great changes and tremendous development potential under the pressure of global integration and high technology.

8. Discovery of the Beauty of the World Cultural Heritage along Silk Road --- Gansu

Time: September 28, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Location: Exhibition Hall of Shaanxi Library

9. Video and Picture Contest-----My Silk Road Arts Festival -

Time: September 28, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Location: Exhibition Hall of Shaanxi Library

10. Modern art invitation exhibition Ancient Road & New Arts

Time: September 8, 2017 - September 21, 2017

Location: Xi'an Youth Art Museum

11. Animation Game Show

Time: September 14, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Location: Xi'an Qujiang International Conference and Exhibition Center

Cultural Forum


I. Opening ceremony/the main forum Culture of Silk Road – Chang’an Forum

Sub-forums

1. International High-end Forum of Silk Road and the Cultures of the Han and Tang Dynasties

2. The Belt and Road Seminar for Writers from China and Kazakhstan

3. Ancient Capital Chang’an and Chinese Calligraphy

4. International Art Forum of Silk Road

5. Cultural Forum of Silk Road Videos and Pictures

6. Sounds of Nature---- Folk Song Performance and Academic Seminar of Nations along Silk Road

7. Academic Seminar on Chang'an School of Painting and Silk Road Arts

8. 2017 CCIF China Cartoon Summit Forum (Animation Industry Forum)

9. Starlight Awards Presentation Ceremony for Xi’an International Original Animation Contest


Introduction

I. Opening ceremony and main forum of “Silk Road Culture•Chang’an Forum”

Time: 10:00AM, September 17, 2017

Location: Shaanxi Provincial Library Lecture Hall

1. International High-end Forum of Silk Road and the Cultures of the Han and Tang Dynasties

Time: September 6, 2017 - September 9, 2017

Location: Lanxi International Hotel

2. The Belt and Road Exchange Seminar of the Writers of China and Kazakhstan

Time: September 6, 2017---September 12, 2017

Location: Taibai Campus of Northwest University

3. Ancient Capital Chang’an and Chinese Calligraphy

Time: September 7, 2017---September 8, 2017

Location: Bright Treasure House

4. International Arts Forum of the Current Silk Road

Time: September 8, 2017

Location: Yanta Campus of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology

5. Cultural Forum of Silk Road Videos

Time: September 9, 2017

Location: Shaanxi Provincial Library Lecture Hall

6. Sounds of Nature---- Folk Song Performances and Academic Seminars of Nations on Silk Road

Time: September 11, 2017---September 14, 2017

Location: Xi'an Conservatory of Music

7. Academic Seminar of Chang'an School of Painting and Silk Road Arts

Time: September 13, 2017---September 16, 2017

Location: Xi'an Ancient Capital Hotel

8. 2017 CCIF China Cartoon Summit Forum (Animation Industry Forum)

Time:September 15, 2017

Location: Xi'an New Century Grand Hotel

9. Starlight Awards Presentation Ceremony for Xi’an International Original Animation Contest

Time: 11:00, September 16, 2017

Location: Bearty City Grand Theater

II. High-level Forum of China - Arab National Theater

Time: September 8, 2017

Location: Xian Melia Hotel

Special Activities


1. 2017 Research Proposal for Young Sinologists (Xi’an)

2. Cartoon Game Culture Week

3. Modern Art Week

4. International Child Drama Week

5. National Customs•Charm of Qin - Chang’an Poetry Week


Introduction

1. 2017 Research Proposal for Young Sinologists (Xi’an)

On the basis of the first Research Proposal for Young Sinologists (Xi’an) successfully held in 2016, the new Research Proposal for Young Sinologists (Xi’an) project plans to draw the curtain again in the ancient city Xi’an. The research plan aims to set up an exchange and research platform that supports the overseas young Chinese Studies researchers and think tank scholars so as to provide convenience and viable help for their academic researches and creation, support them to conduct exchanges and cooperation research projects with the local excellent organizations, teams, enterprises and scholars in the academic, cultural and educational fields in China and help them improve the academic levels and international influence.

At that time, around 30 young sinologists from five continents and 21 countries will gather in the one-thousand-year ancient capital and jointly discuss about the frontier topics in the contemporary sinology research.

Time: Sept. 6-27

Hosts: The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

             Shaanxi Provincial People's Government

             Organizers: Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture

             Shaanxi Normal University

             The Center of International Cultural Exchange (CICE)

Opening Ceremony

Time: Sept.7

Location: Crowne Plaza

2. 2017 Xi’an International Cartoon Game Culture Week

The 2017 Xi’an International Cartoon Game Culture Week takes the theme of Originality, Cross-border and Integration, the mission of constructing the western cartoon game industry platform, the dependence of related activities such as “the exhibition and display of the local cartoon games industry, new products issuance and copyright transaction”, the platform of constructing the industry development of “CCIF”, the characteristics of the activity organization of “Xinguang Award Xi’an China, the 6th International Original Cartoon Competition” and the teams of the modernized integration of traditional culture. Through the exhibitions, forums and various competitions of the cartoon industry, realize the resource integration of the cartoon game industry of our province and the cartoon game industry among the regions, realize the integration between Internet+cartoon originality and technology, construct the comprehensive professional function platform of the cartoon game industry chain, help our province develop into the creation source and gathering place of the national cartoon, help the industrialization of Chinese cartoon game industry rapidly develop and expand.

During this Cartoon Game Culture Week, some theme activities will be held, including the opening ceremony of the activity, the award-giving ceremony of the 6th International Original Cartoon Competition in Xi’an, China, 2017 CCIF, the previous excellent works exhibition of the original cartoon competition in Xi’an, China, the result show of university creators, trade market of university creators, university e-sports competition, young street dancing competition, joint performance of large-scale cartoon stage opera, teenager cartoon dance competition, broadcast exhibitions of Chinese and foreign excellent cartoons, signing session of famous cartoonists, COSPLAY tour activity, etc.

Time: Sept. 21-24, 2017

Location: Hall A, QICEGA

Hosts: The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

            Shaanxi Provincial People's Government

Organizers: Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture

                      The Communist Youth League Shaanxi Provincial Committee

                      Shaanxi Provincial Department of Commerce

                     Department of Science and Technology of Shaanxi Province

                     Shaanxi Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television

                    Xi’an Municipal People’s Government

Co-organizers: CPC Xi’an Municipal Committee Publicity Department

                             Television Artists Association Cartoon Art Committee

                              Xixian New Area Administration Committee

                              Xi’an High-tech Administration Committee

                              Xi’an Qujiang New Area Administration Committee

                             People’s Government of Beilin District, Xi’an

                            Xi’an Culture, Broadcasting, Television and News Press Bureau

                           Shaanxi Culture Industry Investment Group

                           China Mobile Shaanxi Branch

                           Shaanxi Cartoon Game Industry Association

Operators: Xi’an Qujiang International Exhibition&Convention (Group) Co., Ltd

                     Shaanxi Cartoon Industry Platform Management Center Co., Ltd

3. Modern Art Week

“Ice comes from water but colder than water; Qin comes from blue and is thicker than blue.” Modern art originates from the opposite of traditional art, reacting to the need of personality and humanity. Modern art represents public consciousness, diversified value and free creation. It emphasizes social functions and let art walk out of ivory become close to the life of common people. Artists take social responsibilities of their own, care for social problems and actively take part in social activities.

Modern Art Week includes four sections including Opera Exhibition & Performance, Art Class, Dance Marathon, Invitational Exhibition of Modern Creative Products. In Opera Exhibition & Performance, art troupes from countries and regions like Germany, Ukraine, Slovenia will conduct field exhibition show such as modern dance, percussion, magic acrobatics. In Art Class, artists in Master Class will conduct interactive artistic lectures with unique features. Dance Marathon will provide a platform for the new youth to show dances they composed themselves. here will be the youth original modern dance competition from Hungary. Invitational Exhibition of Modern Art will be focused on exhibition of most creative art concepts.

There are elements of China, International expression, traditional culture and contemporary dialogue. Shaanxi is rich in profound historical cultural deposits. To give add more vigor to these ancient cultural elements, we should realize the combination of history with reality, tradition with fashion perfectly.

Time: Sept. 8-21, 2017

Hosts: The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

             Shaanxi Provincial People's Government

Organizers: Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture

                       Silk Road International Performing Arts Association

                       Xi'an Youth Art Museum

                      Administration Committee of Xi’an Hi-tech Industries Development                            Zone

I. Opera Exhibition & Performance

1. Modern Dance Co-Existence (DU-K) China & Israel

2. Concert West Side Story from German

3.The drama Shadow of Hollywood from Ukraine

4. Modern dance Cradle from Slovenia

II. Art Class

1. Workshop: Quickness and the unknown Israel

2. Lecture: Strategies for Modernization of Traditional Dance China

3. Lecture: Distinguishment of Cultural Property of China’s Modern Dance China

4. Master Class: Technique of Modern Dance Slovenia

5. Master Class: Appreciation of Berlin Piano Art Germany

5. Master Class: Face to Face with Body Master Macedonia

III. Dance Marathon

Time left beauty and the mess. We are lucky to dance. Dance Marathon as performance of creative dance is mainly innovative, driven by youth and focused on composition as well as modern dance. This lets more dancers have access to, recognize and learn about vigorous beauty of modern dance, mobilizes young dancers’ composition consciousness, learns about their composition thoughts and provides a platform for them to speak. Gather future fresh blood of dance and bravely speak for their own works. As backbone of dance, the new generation of young dancers are more capable of expand new thoughts of local art and deepen mutual communications to improve their thoughts.

IV. Ancient Road & New Arts

Over 140 years ago in the Han Dynasty, a diplomatic mission starting from Chang’an marched to the west and completed Travel to Diplomatic Blindness. This is Zhang Qian’s envoy to the western regions. The stories happened in the thriving Tang Dynasty more than one thousand years ago were once the elite pieces among Chinese stories. On September 8, famous paintings, sculptors, seal cutter, tea art masters, experts on antique repair from Shaanxi and their works will gather in Xi'an Youth Art Museum to tell stories about the land and their stories. The thematic exhibition Silk Road International Arts Festival Old Road .New Chapter uncovers its curtains.

Time: Sept. 8 -21l, 2017

Location: Xi'an Youth Art Museum

4. International Child Drama Week

International Child Drama Week will bring series of activities of multiple Chinese and foreign wonderful child drama performances to the corners of Xi’an, thus arousing “cyclone” in the theaters, squares, communities, schools and shopping malls. It integrates the child drama performance art, child drama experience, square culture, interaction and participation from Netherlands, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia. International Child Drama Week will put on a special child drama artistic gala.

Time: Sept. 8-17, 2017

Hosts: The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

Shaanxi Provincial People's Government

Organizer: Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture

5. National Customs•Charm of Qin-Chang’an Poetry Week

Chang’an is the source place of poetry and that of the Huaxia culture. The ancient Silk Road starts from Chang’an and the poetry plays an active promoting role in the Silk Road. In the process of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nations, pursuing the civilized and prosperous Chinese dream, the Belt and Road has aroused strong response in the world. National Customs•Charm of Qin Chang’an Poetry Week will continue to further use poetry to carry forward the profound Qin culture, show the times spirits of Belt and Road, which is of great historical significance and realistic significance.

Yesterday listening to the poetry and shaking the camel bells, we started from Chang’an and paved the first Silk Road of economic and cultural prosperity in the world. Today, we start from Chang’an again, eulogize the prosperous world and enable Chang’an poetry to cheer for the Chinese dream of the national revitalization.

National Customs•Charm of Qin Chang’an Poetry Week has the main contents of the Chang’an poetry cultures and the Silk Road cultures, shown in the forms like poetry situation recital performance, poetry drama, international poetry forum, English&Chinese recital, square poetry recital meeting for university student, poetry recital meeting for middle and primary school students.

Performing Tour


Special Performance of Silk Road - Tour Season Work Heart Acting upon Heart

Dumb show - wonderful journey

Concert - Silk Road and Violin


Art has no border and artists can chorus. Artists from Macedonia, the United States, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and China will jointly put forward wonderful stories along Silk Road. Special Performance of Silk Road. Tour Season Work Heart Acting upon Heart, Mime The Garbage Can and concert Silk Road and Violin will enter communities, universities, enterprises, historical and cultural views to perform public tour and let notes of the world lingering in Shaanxi.

Macedonia: Cuckovski is the first soloist at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet and a professor at the Faculty of Audio-Visual Art – ESRA.

United States: There is a simple music integrates several elements and they call it Central Belt of Music. There is a trio mixing violin and piano and they call it JANA JAE&TRIPLE THREAT.

The Republic of Bulgaria: With the love to the Bulgarian dance and song, in 2004 in Sliven the Folk Dance Ensemble “Bravo” was born. The participants in it has rich performance experience and high-end performance skills.

Czech Republic and Slovakia: They skillfully combines mime with music. The mime and the musician have to react with great creativity to the sudden stimuli and ideas of the audience.

Georgia: The ensemble was established in 2002 on the base of Zugdidi Municipality and took part in art festivals held in many countries.

Azerbaijan: Since 2011, PASHAZADE SAHIB has been awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

China: Exhibit Chinese elements to the world. They once played Han Tang music and dance to welcome more than 30 presidents and leaders who came to China.

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