Sponsored by SIP Administrative Committee and organized by Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre (SCAC), the 2018 (7th) Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Festival (SJLAF), which includes a diversity of art performances, exhibitions, experience activities and interactions scheduled from Oct 12 to Nov 17, is going on in SIP.
 
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The 2018 SJLAF kicked off at SCAC, SIP on Oct 12, bringing about a grand cultural and art feast to the local citizens.

As an annual event initiated in 2012, SJLAF has earned a high reputation home and abroad for its diversified components tailored for people with different artistic tastes, and therefore is now one of the most-anticipated events each year in Suzhou.

So far, a variety of art performances have been staged and many events like artists' talks and movie screenings are underway, receiving continuous high acclaim from the citizens. More can be expected, including a series of "Afternoon Office Concerts" to be held at a number of local office buildings for the staff working there.[MORE]

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Opportunities to get close to refined art
Up till now, the 2018 SJLAF has offered the local citizens lots of good opportunities to gain a better understanding of refined art. For example, the opening ceremony on Oct 12 included a "Dialogue on Art", where several artists and theater operators shared their opinions on art and art festivals, and a list of wonderful performances given by Suzhou Ballet Theatre, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra and other art troupes. [MORE]
 
   
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Taiwan artists practice self-cultivation exercises by Jinji Lake
U-Theatre of Taiwan, a Taiwanese art troupe that came to SIP for the 2018 SJLAF, did a set of dancing and drumming exercises by the side of Jinji Lake on Oct 17, in their annual self-cultivation training. About 100 citizens participated and learnt the exercise skills from the troupe members. [MORE]
 
   
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Global artists gathering at SJLAF
SJLAF offers a stage for artists from around the globe to showcase their talents in art and their marvelous performance skills. The opening day of the event saw a list of wonderful performances, such as those by globally renowned Spanish Flamenco dancing troupe Ballet Flamenco Jesús Carmona, Chinese soprano Hui He and a team of artists from Taiwan.[MORE]