Annual ‘Open Door to Art’ festival comes to an end in Beijing with dance performance from the National Ballet of China

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/4 17:53:40

The annual Open Door to Art festival came to an end with a ballet performance staged by the National Ballet of China (NBC) on Friday night, according to a press release from the Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH), the organizer and host of the event.

For the closing performance, NBC staged well-known ballets including Swan Lake and Don Quixote.

More than 40 concerts, seven summer camps for children and 11 master classes, were held during the 60-day-long festival.

According to Xu Jian, general manager of FCCH, the annual festival has grown into an important platform for introducing children to the performing arts at prices that will not bust parents' wallets. 

"Every summer, we stick by our policy of setting affordable prices for all festival performances, which usually run from 20 to 100 yuan ($3-$15).

Summer camps have constantly been a highlight of each year's art festival.

Zhang Hongyan, a tutor at one of the camps, said that she and her team were very proud of their students, who learned to play instruments after only a few days of instruction. 

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