At the invitation of Dominica Government, a delegation of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater (CNODDT), the largest state-level theater with the longest history in China, is to visit Dominica from September 30 to October 4, 2016.
This visit is to promote the people-to-people exchanges especially in the area of culture between China and Dominica, and to strengthen the friendship between peoples of two countries.
The delegation is headed by Dr. Tao Cheng, President of CNODDT, and joined by outstanding young artists. Dominica people will have the chance to enjoy the spectacular oriental culture and masterful arts from China including dance drama, traditional Chinese musical instrument performance and so on. The CNODDT is going to give a performance to the general public at the Arawak House of Culture at 7:00 pm on October 2nd, Sunday.
Dominican singer Michele Henderson will also join the performance at Arawak. There is no admission fee for watching the performance. The Chinese Embassy and Ministry of Culture of Dominica invite all Dominicans to this cultural event. The delegation will also pay a visit to the Dominica State College for cultural exchange with students in the morning of October 3rd.
The CNODDT was founded in December, 1950, and is affiliated to Ministry of Culture of People’s Republic of China. Within the theater there are opera troupe, dance drama troupe, folk music troupe, symphony orchestra, creation studio and stage designing department.
The theater has been invited to many countries in Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania to present its performance to audience around the world and won wide recognition and appreciation both domestically and worldwide. Many operas and dance dramas performed by the Theater have become epochal works of art in the history of Chinese opera and a model of theatrical arts.
Chinese national, leaders as well as numerous heads of state or government of foreign countries, have enjoyed the performances and given high praises.