Shanghai China International Arts Festival-ChinaSPAF

Pitch Session II: Going to the World!

Brief Introduction

  • Time:Oct. 22 (Thu) 09:30-11:30
  • Location: B1 Auditorium, Conference Centre, InterContinental Shanghai Puxi

Pitch Session II: Going to the World! provides an opportunity for representatives of selected Chinese projects to introduce their work to an audience of international presenters; while at the same time, let international professionals learn about the recent trend of Chinese performing arts and directly talk with Chinese artists and companies.

The 10 projects were pre-selected by 10 well-experienced international juries out of around 35 projects who applied for the pitch session. Representatives of selected projects will be given the opportunity to deliver a 10 min video presentation, including 2 min video display, 2 min presentation and 6 min Q&A session.

The 10 selected projects will be given certain amount of subsidy to support their further international promotion.


Alicia Adams

Vice President, International Programming and Dance, The Kennedy Center, US

Anthony Sargent

CEO, Luminato Festival, Canada

Benson Puah

CEO, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Claire Spencer

CEO, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia

Constantin Chiriac

Festival Director, Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania

David Baile

CEO, International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA)

Eyal Sher

President, Israel Festival, Israel

Mary Lou Aleskie

Director, Hopkins Center for the Arts, US

Board Chair, International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA)

Rachel Harris

Creative Producer (Festival Development), Southbank Centre, UK

Rachel Healy

Joint Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival, Australia

(*in alphabetical order)

Selected Projects:

  • 1. Physical Theatre The Dreamer by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre & Gecko Theatre (UK)
  • 2. Dance Theatre Circle2: The Flow by BeijingDance/LDTX
  • 3. Modern Dance Unknown by Xiexin Dance Theatre
  • 4. Multimedia Music Concert The Unknown Enlightenment by YIN5

    *RAW Commissioned Work 2017; World Premiere in Oct 2017

  • 5. Multimedia Children and Family Show Panda's Home by TONG Production in co-production with TPO Company (Italy)
  • 6. Dance Theatre The Flowing Dance From Tang Poetry (Producer/Choreographer/Leading Actress: TANG Shiyi)
  • 7. Physical Theatre Luocha Land by National Theatre of China
  • 8. Contemporary Dance Poison by Beijing Dance Theater
  • 9. Contemporary Dance Roving by Peacock Contemporary Dance Company (Choreographer: HU Shenyuan)
  • 10. Dance Drama The King of Hani by Honghe Hani Yi Autonomous Prefecture Song and Dance Troupe

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