“Let’s hope that there are many more dance festivals of this caliber in the capital.”
Took Place at the prestigious Chaoyang Cultural Center (500 seats)
BookingDance proudly presented the first booking DANCE FESTIVAL beijing 2008 to rave reviews. Top dance companies from across the USA joined top dance companies from Beijing for an unprecedented evening of International dance.
Endorsed by the USA Ambassador in China, the festival implemented extensive outreach activities including question/answer sessions following each program, master classes, and performances at an outdoor Olympic venue.
This festival proved to be a huge success, featuring the three best dance companies from Beijing – The National Ballet of China performing a world premiere, the internationally renowned Beijing Modern Dance Company and the experimental TAO Studio – alongside two top USA artists – Odyssey Dance Theatre and Kim Robards Dance. Both American companies received invitations to return/tour throughout China, in addition to gaining international exposure to a worldwide audience.
by Jodi Kaplan, the festival continues to be committed to bridging
political gaps through cultural connections. With the 2008 devastation
of the earthquake in China, booking DANCE FESTIVAL beijing 2008 donated
a portion of the ticket and merchandise proceeds to help victims.
Selected Festival highlights include:
- Sold-out nightly performances at a 500 seat venue
- Festival Artists featured at outdoor Olympic venues and projected to millions throughout Beijing on public Olympic screens
- Extensive preview coverage by International media
enthusiastic congratulations to you on the occasion of the booking
DANCE FESTIVAL beijing 2008. By bringing together on a single stage top
dance companies from both China and the United States, this festival
truly embodies the Olympic spirit of international friendship and
“A brain-child of Manhattan-based booking
agent Jodi Kaplan, the annual ‘booking DANCE FESTIVAL’ gives
high-quality but under-funded US dance troupes international exposure.”
“All the performances were first-rate … By the end of their routine they had the crowd cheering.”
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