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Exporting culture. Chinese audiences discover the cultural richness of Chopin’s homeland
The most important events of the 4th Edition of the Festival are:
performances by pianist Grzegorz Niemczuk, a tour in June 2019 including music halls in Beijing, Zibo, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan and Chongqing, and October workshops and concert in Fujian province
series of lectures and workshops by representatives of the Polish video game industry at the Polish Video Games Event at Aniwow! during October [Aniwow! 2019] 14th China (Beijing) Student Animation Festival at the prestigious Communication University of China
concerts of jazz group „Circles of Art Orchestra”, in December 2019 in Fujian province
exhibitions and art workshops, among others: exhibition “Kubica, Tobolewski – Circled with a stain, painted with a line” at the Museum of History of Katowice and an exhibition of Sebastian Kubica’s posters in Beijing.
Time of artistic activities of the 4th Polish Circles of Art in China Festival: from June 2019 to January 2020.
Grzegorz Niemczuk inaugurated his concert tour in China on June 6th at the Mong Man Wai Concert Hall in Beijing. His tour is part of... Read More
Mong Man Wai Concert Hall Tsinghua University
The Mong Man Wai (Meng Minwei) Concert Hall was built to commemorate the centennial of the Tsinghua University. It’s 12 meters wide by 7 meters high, with a capacity for a 510 person audience. Fully equipped with professional lighting, sound and scenography, it can host a variety of medium size artistic events – concerts, theatre performances, opera and ballet. It may also be used to hold conference events.
Zibo Grand Theater is part of the enormous Zibo Cultural Center. Made up of 3 glass buildings located by a water reservoir, it spans over an area of 50 ths. sq. m. It consists of an opera building for a 1500 person audience, a concert hall of a capacity of 800 and film centre. The concert hall is fully equipped, while the curtain glass windows provide audiences with a panoramic view during events. At night, the internal lighting of the building makes for an impressive spectacle in itself.
Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall is located in the Wuhan Qintai Culture and Art Center, by Yehu lake – and alongside the Qintai Grand Theatre – is one of its main elements. The symphonic hall can house 1 604 people, while the chamber hall has a capacity of 428. It has a modern setup, entirely different from the grand hall. They are both furbished with the latest equipment and a characteristic lack of reverberation.
The Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing (1 Dingfuzhuang E St, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi) is one of the China’s 116 universities of Project 211, directly administered by the Ministry of Education and one of the top public universities in China. The motto of the CUC is “integrity, professionalism, erudition and competence”. Its national key disciplines are journalism and radio & television arts. As the prime academic research center in information communication, the CUC focuses on the research of what to communicate and how to do it with a creative and high-tech way . The CUC has established cooperative relations with more than 200 colleges, science and research institutes and media organizations in over 50 nations. CUC offers 30 foreign languages courses and it is the only university in China which offers degree courses of Bengali, Tamil, Pushtu and Esperanto. CUC is known for training newscasters and television and radio announcers, some of its notable alumni include news presenters and TV hosts from China’s CCTV.
Fujian Grand Theater is the largest cultural facility in Fujian Province, which was put into use in 2008. It is located in the center of Fuzhou and covers an area of over 30 thousand square meters. It consists of three parts: the core is the main theater (opera house), the west wing houses a digital cinema, and the eastern hall a concert hall (multi-purpose theater). The auditorium of the opera room has three floors and can accommodate over 1,300 guests. The multifunctional theater is an elegant hall with music functions for 468 seats. Medium and small theater performances are presented, as well as chamber music concerts, band concerts, solo performances and conferences. Digital cinema has four halls of different sizes – a total of 387 seats.
Quanzhou Art School was founded in 1956. The school provides comprehensive artistic education (currently in 12 fields). Its main specialty is educating opera artists – it’s considered as the cradle of opera in the Minnan language. The Quanzhou Art School campus covers an area of almost three hectares. There are, among others a large modern art center, two small theaters, over 50 piano rooms, a library, multimedia classrooms, language laboratories, recording studios, student apartments, a basketball court and a treadmill. In its collection, the Quanzhou Art School library has 13 thousand printed books.
The concert hall is located in Langyuan Vintage, within the Langyuan Art Center. Langyuan Vintage is a multi-functional art, culture and business space that was created in a former factory on an area of 29 ths. sq. m. Langyuan Vintage is in the central business quarter on Tonghui Hebei Road in the Chaoyang district, Beijing.
Hebei Province Arts Center is located in Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province. It takes up nearly 15 ha, with a multi-functional theatre (the largest building), a concert hall, a film auditorium, a 8 ths. sq. meter cultural square and an arts salon. The concert hall can house 980 viewers. It’s octogonal shape enhances an even distribution of sound. The 230 sq. m. stage is located at the top of the hall and the spheric diffusers and directoral reflexive surface enhances the quality and force of the acoustics. The concert hall reverberation system is computer operated to cater to various requirements of music and event functions.
The Chongqing Guotai Artistic Center (Cathay Art Center) is located in Yunzhong – the central business district of Chongqing. It takes us an area of 2,91 ha and consists of the Cathay Grand Theatre and the Chongqing Art Gallery. The Cathay Grand Theatre has three halls, the biggest for an 800 person audience and two smaller ones for 350 people each, one of which is a concert hall. This space is designed in a postmodern way to provide audiences with a superb direct sound experience, with no necessity for microphones or sound amplifiers. It is also the only concert hall in Chongqing in which the audience can be seated directly on stage and it’s this quality that makes it perfect for organising chamber concerts.
Fujian Normal University (FNU), a century-old university based in Fuzhou, a historic cultural city known as “Land of Culture on the Coast”, is a time-honored and well-acclaimed provincial institution of higher learning. Founded as Fujian Superior Normal School in 1907, in 1953 it was transformed to Fujian Teachers College . In 1972, the University was renamed Fujian Normal University. In 2012, the Ministry of Education and Fujian government began to jointly support the development of the University. FNU was designated as provincial high-level university for prioritized construction in 2014 and as provincial first-class university in 2018. Currently the University proper consists of two campuses: Qishan and Cangshan, with a total land area of about 260 hectares. FNU offers 85 undergraduate programs (78 of which enrolled students in 2018). Currently there are over 23,000 full time undergraduate students, over 7000 graduate students of various types, and 1800-strong teaching and auxiliary staff in the main campuses.
Fujian Preschool Education College is involved in the education of pre-school and primary school teaching staff (children aged 0-12). It’s tradition goes back into 1915, while the current shape of College applies since 2005. The school has departments of pre-school, primary, artistic (music), foreign languages and humanities, where four main professional groups are educated in 20 different fields. Over 5,000 students are studying here. Fujian Preschool Education College has three campuses: Cangshan, Baima and Jinshan with a total area of over 16 ha. In addition to the teaching buildings there are two kindergartens constituting the base of teaching practices.
The Circles of Art Foundation was founded in 2010 as a means to create a space where art meets science. The permeating “circles of art” enable expressing various achievements in the arts, connecting music, theatre, film, visual arts and new media, as well as other interdisciplinary works. In the years 2010-2016, we organized 7 editions of the Festival of European Art Academies and Art “Circles of Art”, alongside which were 7 editions of the film festival “Wakacyjne Kadry” (Summer Frames) in Circles of Art. The festival hosted masters and students from 36 faculties of arts, artists from 19 countries of the world.
These circles continue to expand to different places in Poland and abroad, this time to China.