China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater to visit Dominica

Members of the group in performance
Members of the group in performance

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.

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  1. Just Checking
    October 6, 2016

    DNO How was the show ner?

  2. Ying and Yang
    September 28, 2016

    Be patient and welcome, because most of our under privilege persons are very happy to patronage Chinese stories.Welcome to Dominica China :-P :oops:

  3. Ying and Yang
    September 28, 2016

    @Bumbble LEEEEE :-D ,Well by the looks of it the more Chinese the more development, seeing that our own people are not concern in developing there own country,they insist of going to another mans island and do so, so why cant the Chinese come and do the same in our country?

    That get angry Bumble….we need alil mixture to get the correct posture in Dominica 8-O :lol: . The Chinese wont stay forever….

    • Tell the Truth
      September 29, 2016

      Some years ago I recall hearing that the world will integrate in twenty years. It has and even sooner.
      Integration is good for a country on condition everyone gets along and no one discriminates against others.
      I am too far away overseas to see them perform. I can imagine how wonderful it will be to see them perform. Maybe sometime. I cannot recall if they performed where I reside. We will have to pay to see them. Dominicans are fortunate that they will be able to see them perform free of charge.
      We must admit that the Chinese government is helping Dominica and other OECS countries on a magnitude that the US, Canada or Europe never helped. We must be grateful.

  4. Vernice
    September 28, 2016

    Will be there. Sounds very interesting.

  5. Bumbble Lee
    September 28, 2016

    Hahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: China has already taken over Dominica; They are just figuring when to send down the first batch of 50,000 Kims and Chengs. Soon you’ll hardly see black people on the streets of Roseau. Scare-it is no joke, eh!!! All you tink him a joke! China has no drinking water, their air pollution is the worst in the world; Cannot take care of emself but pretending to have what it takes solve world problems – LIKE GIVING OUT HAND FOGGERS. That’s what they are! FOGGK :twisted: ERS!!!!!

    • Mary
      September 28, 2016

      Amazing!!! wouldn’t miss it…

    • Mane
      September 29, 2016


    • Tell the Truth
      September 29, 2016

      Yes, there is talk about that. Consider Canada, Europe and US. How many white people can you count in those countries especially Canada and the US? Look at Great Britain or England for that matter.
      I would think the above countries are the same. You are a bold person and project blatant discrimination.
      We have jokes in Canada about that. They are not complimentary. They have been circulating via email. I cannot share them with you on DNO.
      It really is good for those countries on condition that we get along, in peace.
      Dominican students of all must be diligent in their studies so that when they graduate they take their rightful place in society.
      People can migrate to other countries but they must not try to change it to suit them. This is occurring in Canada with the aggressive Muslims. We are not pleased about their attitude. Some politicians are also responsible.

      • Bumbble Lee
        September 30, 2016

        Send Dominica calypso singers to perform in China, then report back to me with the results.
        Have you ever seen a Chinese eat at any other restaurants other than their own ?

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    • September 30, 2016

      “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” — Leviticus 19:33-34

  6. Norm
    September 27, 2016

    I look forward to this.

    September 27, 2016

    this should be a culturally inspiring event for , hopefully the two cultures can share ideas and performances can inspire ideas in Dominicans.

  8. Thomian
    September 27, 2016

    inviting…sorry…typo error

  9. Thomian
    September 27, 2016

    you r invited the whole of Dominica at Arawak? At least try the stadium, there can accommodate more people. Just a suggestion.

    • Tell the Truth
      September 29, 2016

      I thought it would have been held at the Stadium. The Arawak will not be able to hold all of them, even though a few thousands attend. The exception would be weather permitting if it took place at the Stadium. It may be safer at the Arawak. It looks like first come, first serve. They will have to be there early. I expect there will be police presence to control the crowd entering.

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