The13th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) will be held from October 18 to November 18 in Shanghai Culture Square, which is a show of topflight and high-level art and brilliant national culture. At the opening ceremony, an original large-scale dance drama was performed by Zhengzhou Song and Dance Theater of Henan Province, named Goddess and the Dreamer.
The arts festival this year attaches much importance to original performances. During this arts festival, there are over 3,000 foreign artists and more than 100 performing groups from about 40 countries and areas. A total of 50 stage shows will feast audiences’ eyes, including 27 ones from aboard and 23 ones in China, showing the latest achievements of stage craft nowadays. The 27 performances from aboard are mainly performed by the world’s topflight teams and masters, including the Bejar Ballet Lausanne's world premiere of the modern dance show La ou sont les oiseaux and a symphony concert by the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Besides, on the evening of Nov 13, a live broadcast of the concert will be presented by Berliner Philharmoniker, on an outdoor screen at Century Square in downtown Nanjing Road E.
In order to provide opportunities for more people, the authority of the festival will provide 15,000 to 20,000 discount tickets especially for university students and the old, with the price of about 50 yuan per person. Besides central areas, tickets are sold even in counties.