China-India Cultural Extravaganza 2013

The India China Economic and Cultural Council, Delhi in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in India, will organise a cultural evening titled `China-India Cultural Extravaganza 2013’ on September 28 at Kamani Auditorium.

The extravaganza is  a celebration to honour the 64th Anniversary of the National Day of the People's Republic of China. The primary aim of ICEC council to organize the cultural evening is  to strengthen the bilateral cultural cooperation between the two countries.

The event will have power-packed performances by
Chinese and Indian artists. A series of performances will include  `Face changing’, in which artists will be using the techniques of `smearing’, `blowing’ and `pulling’ to reveal the innermost feelings of characters in the play.

The artists  will showcase the long and enduring history of China in the form of traditional `Diabolo Acrobatics’. The diabolo is a juggling prop consisting of a spool that is wired on a string tied to two sticks held one in each hand.

The Chinese Diabolos are still made from bamboo with openings on the sides that create whistling sound when spinning. It is very popular in the West. The audience will get to  enjoy Pipa, a four-stringed lute, one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments with over 2000 years of history.

The term pipa consists of two Chinese characters symbolizing two playing techniques, while their pronunciations p’i and p’a are imitations of the sounds produced accordingly. 

The Secretary General, ICEC, Mohammad Saqib said, ““The ICEC Council takes great pleasure in congratulating the people of China on this historical moment. We are pleased to be part of the 64th Anniversary of the National Day of the People's Republic of China.”

Earlier this year in February, ICEC Council hosted the Chinese Spring festival and in June, invited the renowned actor Jackie Chan to inaugurate the Chinese film festival.

ICEC works closely with the Chinese Embassy in India to organize cultural festivals. This is apart from hosting business delegates and providing consultancy services to Indian and Chinese companies on matters of business.
On the cultural front, this was ICEC’s yet another effort to organise an evening to celebrate the 64th Anniversary of the National Day of the People's Republic of China.

Other performances comprise a colourful Rajasthani Folk dance, Indian and Western fusion music by Rising India, foot juggling and magical tricks of Chinese culture by an Indian magician.

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