In October SCENATET will travel to China as a part of the Danish Agency for Culture’s cultural focus on China. SCENATET has been invited to play three concerts at one of the most important festivals for contemporary music in China; the Shanghai New Music Week.
The concerts counts the Documentary Concert #1 of composer Bent Sørensen as well as a master concert, in which SCENATET is seleceted to present the winning works from this year’s major, international composition competetion. Read about the concerts in our calendar.
Shanghai New Music Week only invites to most important European ensembles and composers to China, why the invitation of SCENATET is a great endorsement of the ensemble on the Chinese scene as well as a major effort in SCENATETs aim of presenting Danish musicians and composers abroad.
The Danish-Chinese Cultural Exchange has been developed in close collaboration between the Ministry of Culture, The Danish Cultural Institute and the Danish Embassy in Beijing, The Danish Arts Foundation, Danish cultural institutions, art groups and individual artists. The focus extends from September 2014 to July 2015. During these ten months Danish and Chinese institutions in cooperation will present a great and ambitious cultural program. The Danish-Chinese Exchange will involve exhibitions, concerts, film festivals, literary events, symposiums, theatre and modern dance, events focusing on design, architechture and crafts, as well as activities for children and young people.
Among the already published events are, in addition to SCENATET’s concerts, performances by Ars Nova Copenhagen, a large retrospective exhibition by Bjørn Nørgaard at The Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing, an exhibition with Jesper Just in Beijing, contemporary dance including the performances Black Diamond (Dansk Danseteater) and Men og Mahler (Granhøj Dans) and much more. Check out the list here.