Ballet BC's executive director Branislav Henselmann will be participating on the Vancouver-China Business Mission 2013 with Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) from November 4-12, 2013.
The commission will visit Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong with the goal of attracting investment to Vancouver, promoting deeper cultural ties and building long-term strategic partnerships with one of Canada’s most important trading partners.
“We look forward to launching the cultural component of this mission with the National Ballet of China’s gala performance in Beijing," Henselmann said in a press release. "Meeting with key stakeholders of major performing arts organisations and festivals in China and Hong Kong during this mission will enable us to enhance our existing relationships and build new cultural and artistic partnerships in this very important market, ultimately building bridges between our countries.”
Earlier this year, Ballet BC presented the National Ballet of China in its first performances in Canada with its production of Swan Lake.