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Deal with China performig arts company signed

Deal with China performig arts company signed

Hijinx theatre company to go on tour in China

Wales Arts International (WAI) las week announced that Hijinx theatre, a portfolio client of the Arts Council of Wales, is were to sign an agreement with AC Orange, one of China’s largest performing arts companies. The deal will see the award-winning inclusive theatre production of ‘Meet Fred’ tour China in May 2018 - the latest collaboration in a growing cultural and arts partnership between China and Wales.

Hijinx sign deal with AC Orange

The formal signing of the agreement took place at the UK-China High Level People to People Summit at Lancaster House on Thursday, 7 December 2017, and was witnessed by Dr Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the People Republic of China and Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Welsh Government Minister of Culture. The agreement is a direct result of a 2015 cultural Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Wales and the Cultural Ministry of China.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony and participating in the plenary session of the People to People dialogue, Culture Minister, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas said:

"This agreement shows that Wales’s cultural collaboration agreement with China is bringing significant economic and cultural benefits to both countries and is a glowing tribute to Hijinx theatre and its pioneering work.

"The Memorandum of Understanding on cultural exchange, signed during the visit to Wales by Vice-Premier Dr Liu Yandong in 2015, has further enabled new relationships to be developed and strengthened between the cultural, creative and higher education sectors in both nations and we look forward to a month of activities highlighting these links during February and March. Such activities will include a new China –Wales Festival in Bangor to mark the Chinese New Year and a cultural mission from Wales to China in March, the third such mission within the space of a year."

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