A Festival of Arts

Shanghai International Arts Festival, hosted by the Ministry of Culture and organized by Shanghai government, is the only state-level arts festival in China. Established in 1999, the annual event has grown into a significant platform for cultural exchange. The arts festival follows the tenet of “A Festival of Arts, a Gala for All” and consists of stage performances, exhibitions, the “Art Space” series, arts education program, performing arts fair, forums, themed festivals, and the young talents program called “Rising Artists’ Works.”

Shanghai Grand Theater hosts world music

The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra will be joined on stage by traditional musicians from all over the world for a multimedia concert at the Shanghai Grand Theater. 

'Shanghai Odyssey – The Bund' – where East meets West and old meets new

The fresh take on traditional Chinese music, composed by a German, will be staged at Shanghai Grand Theater on November 8.
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The best of Israel coming for culture week

Israel will introduce its music, dance and theater at the Israel Culture Week from November 10 to 15. The culture event is part of the Shanghai International Arts Festival. 
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Pingtan performance to commemorate master

Jiang Yuequan, a master of pingtan, created his own distinctive vocal school which has influenced generations of performers across the country. 

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Dutch dance troupe seeking inspiration from Taoism

As part of the Shanghai International Arts Festival, Nederlands Dans Theater 1 is coming back to rebuild the culture connection with local fans. 

Professionals discussing the future of traditional Chinese theater

The traditional Chinese opera forum is a program of the 19th Shanghai International Arts Festival.
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A world of culture and talent at arts festival

From Beethoven to the Indian epic Mahabharata, Shanghai audiences are in for a treat for the rest of the year.
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Stunning shows of traditional theater to hit Shanghai stage

The curtain is about to be drawn on two new theater performances at the ongoing Shanghai International Arts Festival.
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Unusual cross-art performance to make Asian debut in Shanghai

A quirky cross-art performance featuring musicians performing on stage while dancing with professional dancers is set to wow Shanghai today and tomorrow.

Spotlight on Guizhou's cultural heritage

During the Shanghai International Arts Festival, the southwestern province will show off some of its best intangible cultural heritage.