The 4th Silk Road International Art Festival Opened in Xi'an

2017-09-11 08:46:16 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province


The opening ceremony of the 4th Silk Road International Festival in Xi’an was held in the evening of Sep. 7th.

The 4th Silk Road International Art Festival was opened in Xi’an in the evening of Sep.7th. Lou Qinjian, secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee, together with a number of important national and provincial political and cultural leaders attended the opening ceremony. Vice governor Jiang Feng delivered a speech.

The Silk Road International Art Festival was approved by the Party Central Committee and the State Council in 2014, as a move to carry out President Xi Jinping’s “the Belt and Road” initiative and promote communications among people in countries along the silk road. As an annual event in Shaanxi Province, it is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, and undertaken by the Culture Department of Shaanxi province.

Jiang Feng first extended his warm welcome to the distinguished guests and artists from home and abroad present at the opening ceremony on behalf of the Provincial Party Committee and the Government. He said that the Silk Road International Art Festival, as a comprehensive art festival at the national level, had attracted more and more countries and regions, playing gradually more important roles in promoting the construction of “the Belt and Road” and strengthening cultural communication and cooperation among countries along the Silk Road. It was believed that the present Art Festival would become a grand meeting for the participating countries in artistic exchange and creative development, and for the citizens to enjoy the achievements of cultural development. It was hoped that all the guests would make use of the platform to walk around Shaanxi and savor the unique charm of Shaanxi where history and modernity, tradition and fashion integrate together.

Artists from 106 countries and regions joined in the performances of the present International Art Festival. In addition to artistic performances, art exhibitions, cultural forums and cultural benefiting performance tours, activities including an international contemporary art week, an international creative anime week, an international children’s drama week, and an international youth sinologist seminar will also be organized.

After the opening ceremony, artists from 10 countries along the Silk Road and Shaanxi artists co-performed the art program Heart Acting Upon Heart.

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