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Forum on performing arts gets underway in Ningbo | Updated: 2017-09-29 10:27

Asia Performing Arts Collaboration Forum during the 15th Asia Arts Festival kicked off in Ningbo on Sept 24, 2017.

Performing artists and scholars from different countries and regions, including South Korea and Malaysia, attended the forum. Deputy director of the Art Department of the Ministry of Culture Lyu Yuzhong also attended the forum and delivered a speech.

The theme of the forum is "Performing Arts in Asia, Cooperation and Win-win". The forum aims to utilize Asia Arts Festival to build a new channel for exchanging information, integrating resources and expanding cooperation.

Guests of the forum are from organizations of performing arts, culture and art foundations and cultural organizations such as famous art festivals and the influential theaters. Their influence and appeal would further expand cultural exchange.

Representatives from related cultural organizations including Chairman of China Association of Performing Arts Zhu Kening shared their insights on international exchange and cooperation of performing arts. As consumption of performing arts has increased in recent years, they also discussed the prospect of further cooperation and development of performing arts in Asia.

During the forum, China Association of Performing Arts proposed to build the "Cooperation Alliance of Asian Performing Arts". Representatives from countries and regions including Chinese mainland, South Korea, Malaysia and China's Hong Kong signed the framework agreement on "Cooperation Alliance of Asian Performing Arts".

The alliance will work under the principle of "openness, equality, sharing, mutual cooperation and win-win". It is committed to promoting exchanges and cooperation among Asian countries, so that to improve the overall level of Asian performing arts.

The alliance will also make joint efforts with Asian countries to promote Asian culture and arts and enhance international popularity and influence of Asian performing arts. Online platform will also be established to support regular contact, wider cooperation and sustainable development.

Yang Yiying contributed to this story.

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