Producer - Jingju Theater Company of Beijing
Established in the early spring of 1979, the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing is one of the largest and most prestigious Peking Opera performance groups in China. It is directly affiliated to the Beijing Municipal Government and enjoys an incomparable status in domestic opera performance. With a large repertoire of traditional and modern productions, the group has made remarkable achievements inheriting and developing the art of Peking Opera.
The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing has been home to numerous talented performers over the past decades. These performers have included the "Four Famous Dans" (artists who represent or impersonate themselves as female characters) Mei Lanfang, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu and Xun Huisheng, and the "Five Most Acclaimed Performers" Ma Lianliang, Tan Fuying, Zhang Junqiu, Qiu Shengrong and Zhao Yanxia. The stage manners, artistic accomplishments and schools of performance have helped shape and define today's Jingju Theater Company of Beijing.
Jingju Theater Company of Beijing has staged over three hundreds of classical plays and created more than a dozen of new plays since its founding. Many of them have won top national awards, including "Three Fights with Tao Sanchun" and "Last Touch to Dragon Painting". Today, the most outstanding performers of the troupe have become icons to the troupe's many young followers: Today, the most outstanding performers of the troupe have become icons to the troupe's many young followers: Performers like Tan Xiaozeng, Wang Rongrong and Chi Xiaoqiu all strive to keep learning from their masters Tang Yuanshou, Wang Yurong and Wang Yinqiu – the patriarchs of the Tan-, Zhang- and Cheng-school, respectively.
In China the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing is famous throughout the country for its artistic professionalism and its size. The company nowadays consists of three performing ensembles, the youth troupe, which is designed to prepare young performers, the Mei Lanfang Troupe that is named after the most famous performers of all times, following his performing practices, and the No. 1 Troupe which unites the most popular and acclaimed performers of the whole troupe.
Producer - China National Peking Opera Company
Established in January 1955, China National Peking Opera Company (CNPOC) is a national organization of performing arts directly under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. The first President of CNPOC was the great master Mei Lanfang. Today CNPOC consists of three performance Troupes, one Stage Art Center and the Mei Lanfang Great Theatre.
Since its founding, the company has brought together a large number of outstanding performing artists and playwrights, directors, composers and stage artists, who enjoy a high reputation both at home and abroad, such as Li Shaochun, Yuan Shihai, Ye Shenlan, Du Jinfang, Ajia, Weng Ouhong and Fan Junhong and others. With a big number of masters, CNPOC has developed into a performing organization of Peking Opera with great advantages.
For 60 years, CNPOC has inherited, created, and staged more than 500 traditional, newly-written historical and contemporary Peking Opera Plays with various themes and forms. Up to now, it has developed an art spirit of inheritance, innovation, adaptions from other artistic forms and well portraying characters. Moreover, it has created an artistic style with rich contents, profound thoughts, various schools, and a well-balanced cast.
More than 50 plays and over 200 members of CNPOC have won awards in national and international performance competitions. In recent years, it has always been on the list of winners of China’s major cultural awards, such as the Splendor Award (for professional theatrical artworks), the Best Works Award, China Peking Opera Festival Gold Award, Works of Excellence on the Nation’s stage, Mei Lanfang Gold Award, Plum Blossom Award and others.
Cultural exchange is one of the major tasks of CNPOC. It has been organizing performances around the world, covering over 50 countries and regions on five continents, and won a good international reputation. Through these activities, CNPOC has made contributions to promote Sino-foreign cultural exchanges as well as enhancing the friendship between Chinese people and the people of the world.
Organizer - Wu Promotion
Founded in Beijing in 1991 by Zezhou Wu and Jiatong Wu, Wu Promotion is one of China's first performing arts promoters and event organizers. Inspired by a deep passion and dedication to music, Wu Promotion strives to enhance cultural exchange by actively promoting the performing arts and capturing the beauty and diversity of the world's culture through unique events.
With offices in China, Europe and the Middle East, its international and creative team organizes more than 500 concerts and events per year in China as well as abroad.
Wu Promotion provides premium services for performing arts, event management, public relations, exhibition and business hospitality.
- International performing arts agency
- Promotion and organization of all genres of performing arts worldwide, with special focus on Asia, Europe and Middle East
- Organization of large scale international tours for orchestras, theaters and other professional performing troupes from different countries
- epresentation and promotion of emerging young Chinese artists on the international performing arts platform
- Event management, public and media relations management, and consultation on tourism and business development in China for foreign partners
- Organization of international culture exchange events for amateur troupes, such as choral groups, youth orchestras, government and institution delegations