China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF)
The Starry Night Repertory Theatre at Forbidden City (left to right): Laura Wayth (text coach), Lily Blouin (actor, fight director and assistant director), Jeannie M. Woods (director), Dan Woods (actor), Cody Cunningham (stage manager and technical consultant), and Zack Meyer and Wes Whitaker (actors). Photograph courtesy of Jeannie M. Woods, Ph.D.
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|Country and Region||China — Shanghai|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Shanghai, Shanghai, China|
|Festival Contact Information|
Since 1999, the China Shanghai International Arts Festival has been produced on an annual basis gathering talented performing and visual artists from fifty foreign countries on five continents to Shanghai. The Festival presents the best in world culture, promotes Chinese ethical arts, enhances Sino-Foreign cultural exchange and improves the cultural market. The program features performances in dance, music and the dramatic arts. The diverse program also includes public activities, a performing arts fair, academic study and forums, and more. Performances include symphony orchestras, dances, visual arts exhibitions, musicals and ballets from both home and abroad.
|Festival Dates||October 18 - November 18, 2011|
Featured participants 2010:
- The Starry Night Repertory Theatre
- Under the artistic direction of Dr. Jeannie M. Woods, was invited to tour in China in November 2010. The company performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the 900-seat Shanghai Theatre Academy as part of the 2010 Eastern Comedy Performances of the 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival, November 13 and 14, 2010. The company also performed at the 2000-seat Centennial Theatre at Peking University in Beijing, November 23 and 24, 2010. During the two-week tour, the company members visited the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and other significant sites. The tour was arranged by Dr. William Sun, Vice President of the Shanghai Theatre Academy. Dr. Woods has been a guest artist at the Shanghai Theatre Academy on two previous occasions and was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan in 1998-99.
- For more information visit http://starrynightrep.org/