Pitch Session: Going to the World!

Brief Introduction


Application call for the 2021 edition is 1-31 July. Detailed instructions will be released in the due course.

Please find below information of the 2019 edition for your reference.


Pitch Session I: Going to the World! provides an opportunity for competitively selected Chinese projects to introduce their work to an audience of international presenters. This session also provides an opportunity for Chinese performing arts professionals to update their international colleagues on recent trends in the Chinese performing arts world. 


Representatives of the selected projects will deliver 10-minute presentations, including a 2-minute video display, a 2-minute verbal presentation, and a 6-minute Q&A session.


*Followings are the 10 projects that were selected from the pool of applicants by international juries during the 2019 edition for your reference. 


Alicia Adams

Vice President, International Programming and Dance, The Kennedy Center

Stephen Armstrong

Creative Director, Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (AsiaTOPA)

Krista Bradley

Director, Programs and Resources, Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

Elie Karam

Artistic Director, The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)

Nobesuthu Rayi

Executive Producer, National Arts Festival, South Africa

Anthony Sargent CBE

CEO, Luminato Festival

Joe Sidek

Festival Director, Rainforest Fringe Festival and Putrajaya LIFT Festival, Malaysia

Yvonne Tham

CEO, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Fiona Winning

Director Programming, Sydney Opera House

(*in alphabetical order)

Selected Projects

1.Immersive Guqin Music and Contemporary Dance One·Infinity 

2.Celadon Music Crossover Concert Celadon Movement

3.Puppet Theatre The Last Warrior Elephant co-produced by SMG Performing Arts Group (SMG Live) and Shanghai Puppet Troupe

4.Creative Installation Performance KRISSY by MOON Theatre

5.Modern Dance Track by Hou Ying Dance Theater

6.Modern Dance Arc by BeijingDance/LDTX

7.Kunqu Opera Six Chapters of Floating Life presented by Shanghai Grand Theatre

8.Dance Drama A Leaf in the Storm by Beijing Dance Theater

9.Ballet Tang Yin by Suzhou Ballet Theatre

10.Contemporary Dance Whip by Maya Dong

11.Concert Our Common Homeland by Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

12.Theatre Popular Mechanics by New Youth Group

Pitch Session: Going to the World!