Cultural events of the week: June 7-13

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Editor's note: This round-up of events includes a concert in honor of the centenary of the CPC's founding by China's top chorus, two exhibitions dedicated to China's archaeological discoveries and a world-knowned animation studio, as well as a classical ballet dance. Here are four events you won't want to miss this week.

1. "Sing a Folk Song for the Party" - Concerts celebrating the centenary of the founding of the CPC

The China NCPA Chorus, established in December 2009 and headed by conductor and chorus master Wu Lingfen, represents some of the leading musicians and performing arts in China. The chorus adheres to the NCPA's guiding principle of "for people, for art, and for the world" and is recognized as a vigorous professional chorus with infinite potential.

Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Dates: June 8-9

2. "Light of Ancient Shu" — Exhibition featuring cultural relics from the Sanxingdui and Jinsha Sites

Photo taken on March 5, 2021 shows a bronze sculpture of human head with gold mask at Sanxingdui Museum in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The sculpture was unearthed from the No. 2 sacrificial pit at the Sanxingdui Ruins site in 1986. Chinese archaeologists announced that some new major discoveries have been made at the legendary Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China, helping shed light on the cultural origins of the Chinese nation. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

This exhibition features more than 130 pieces of unearthed cultural relics from the Sanxingdui and Jinsha ruins sites. It will include 65 sets of national first-class cultural relics, such as gold and bronze wares, jade, ivory, pottery, and more, showcasing the colorful and wonderful ancient Shu society from various aspects.

Venue: Fengxian Museum, Shanghai

Dates: June 8 - Aug. 31

3. "Miyazaki Hayao & Ghibli's World" — Animation Art Show

A file photo of Miyazaki Hayao [Photo/VCG]

This exhibition combines a variety of mediums to let attendees in on the creative secrets of Studio Ghibli and its charm and achievements. Copy sketches, copy design drafts, and original xylonite prints of the studio's 21 classic animations, including "My Neighbor Totoro," "Spirited Away" "Princess Mononoke," and "Howl's Moving Castle" will bring the audience a vivid look at the journey and work of this world-renowned Japanese studio.

Venue: Today Art Museum

Dates: June 12- Oct. 10

4. Ballet "Jewels" by China's Central Ballet Troupe

First staged in 1967, the world classic ballet "Jewels" is divided into three parts: "Emerald," "Ruby," and "Diamond," representing and showcasing the essence of the three classical ballet schools: French, American, and Russian.

Venue: Guangzhou Opera House

Dates: June 9-10

Cultural events of the week: May 31-June 6

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