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China to Host Cultural Festival in US in October

China will host a cultural festival in the US from October 1-30, information from the Beijing Modern Dance Conservatory (BMDC) said.


During the festival, a delegation of 14 actors and actresses from the Beijing Modern Dance Conservatory, with an averaged age of 24, will present three shows on "the Rite of Spring" of Igor Stravinsky, a Russian composer, by blending Chinese cultural features at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. of the United States from October 7-9, Zhang Changcheng, leader of the conservatory said.


"Chinese red" will be a dominant characteristics of BMDC's Rite of Spring, said Zhang, who disclosed in the performances, all actors would wear Chinese tunic suits, while actresses would sport cheongsam, a close-fitting woman's dress with high neck and slit skirt.


After the performances in Washington D.C., the BMDC delegation will move on to do another month-long rotating show in other American states such as Atlanta and Hawaii starting from October 11, according to Zhang.  


(Xinhua News Agency September 22, 2005)

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