(Xinhua) -- The Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, a
Chinese performance arts group gave an electrifying performance
in Namibian Capital, Windhoek on Friday evening.
Performance acts included traditional
Chinese opera such as Peking opera and Kunqu opera, Pipa (a
Chinese musical instrument), acrobatics, and dance, amongst
Show organizer Li Hong said that the
performance themed “Perception of Jiangsu and Jiangnan Style” is
part of Jiangsu Performing Arts Group’s tour to Africa, and
honours China’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations
with Africa through cultural exchanges.
The group also performed at Cape
Town’s amphitheatre before their performance in Namibia.
Established in September 2001, the
Jiangsu Performing Arts Group comprises 11 troupes which involve
12 artistic sorts.
“The arts group’s operating range
involves artistic production, research and guidance,
performance marketing, exploration,” said Li.
Meanwhile, Li Nan, Charge d’affaires
of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Namibia said
that performance by the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group is one of
the most important cultural exchange programmes between China
“Cultural exchange forms an important
part of bilateral relations, which is important in terms of
promoting relations in all areas. China and Namibia can
learn from each other to bridge the gap of cultural
differences, and enhance integration,” said Li.
Governor of the Khomas Region, Laura
Mcleod-Katjirua added that the performance is a further
manifestation of the agreement between the Khomas Regional
Council and Jiangsu Province, adding the performance paves way
for further cultural exchanges between Namibia and China.
The Khomas Regional Council and the
Jiangsu Province signed a long-term friendly cooperation
agreement in 2015 to promote cultural exchange as well as
cooperation in the areas of education, social development,
economy and trade.