Mr. Pan Xinchun (Front-Left:8) photographing with the players and CI staff Mr. Pan Xinchun (Front-Left:8) photographing with the players and CI staff
  • Mr. Pan Xinchun delivering a speech

中华戏曲唱响爱丁堡

Colourful Chinese Traditional Opera Singing in Edinburgh

 ——上海戏剧学院巡演赫瑞瓦特大学苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院

—A Note on the Performance of Shanghai Theatre Academy at Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication

  当地时间926日晚,受国家汉办·孔子学院总部委派,上海戏剧学院巡演团一行20人抵达英国赫瑞瓦特大学,为爱丁堡市民献上了一台中国传统戏曲和民族音乐的视听盛宴。苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院组织了该项活动。中国驻爱丁堡总领馆总领事潘新春先生出席活动并发表了热情洋溢的讲话。演出开始前,苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院外方院长Claudia Angelelli教授和中方院长温秀颖教授分别致欢迎词和答谢词。当地市民、学生及海外华人、留学生代表300多人观看了演出。

  这是上海戏剧学院演出团赴英巡演的第二站。演员们为观众呈现了昆曲,京剧,民乐等中国传统艺术。表演精彩绝伦,观众掌声不断。在中国传统节日——中秋佳节和中华人民共和国66华诞来临之际,上海戏剧学院为大家呈现了一场艺术盛宴,让苏格兰人民了解到了中国文化的博大精深,让海外华人和留学生感受到了节日的气氛。演出结束后,外国观众上台体验表演水袖和京剧武戏动作,赢得其他观众阵阵掌声。观众退场时,苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院为大家准备了月饼,观众们驻足品尝,频频点赞! 

  本次演出得到了中国驻爱丁堡领事馆的大力支持,在苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院的精心筹备下,演出取得了圆满成功。演出的第二天晚上,总领馆为巡演团和苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院全体工作人员举办了中秋招待会。中外人士欢聚一堂,品尝中华美食,共话中英友谊,放歌祝愿祖国繁荣昌盛!

On the 26th September 2015, a troupe from Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) sent by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban visited Heriot-watt University and presented a wonderful performance on Chinese traditional opera and folk music for local people of Edinburgh. Mr. Pan Xinchun, the Consul General of Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh attended the event and delivered a gripping speech. At the beginning of the performance, Professor Claudia Angelelli, the Director of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication (SCIBC) gave a welcome speech and then Professor Wen Xiuying, the Chinese Director of Confucius Institute extended a thank-you speech.  Approximately 300 people watched it including local citizen, university students and students from China.

The performance featured traditional Chinese arts, including Kunqu, Peking Opera and folk music, etc., which received rounds of applauses from the audience. At the end of the performance, some audience came onto the stage and practised a few movements of Peking Opera, winning applauses. After the performance, the audience tasted mooncake specially prepared by SCIBC for the Mid-Autumn Festival.  

This performance won success with the great help of Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh and the careful preparation of Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication. The following evening, the troupe of STA and the staff of SCIBC were warmly received by the Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh for a Mid-Autumn Day reception.