Recordings of TVB-serie Blue Veins (殭) in Amsterdam

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Interview: Hong Tong Wu, Video: Chung Dha Lam, Photos: Terry Bloemhard

TVB-serie Blue Veins (殭) starring among others Kevin Cheng, Kay Tse, Wong You-nam, Grace Chan, Eddie Kwan and Anjaylia Chan was recorded in Amsterdam. Watch the photos and the interview with Kay Tse!

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Chinese New Year @deBijenkorf

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Chinese Lunar New Year @deBijenkorf to celebrate the start of the Year of the Wooden Horse.

Theatre Reading

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Besides the traditional, state-approved theatre, China is home to a steadily growing number of new and independent companies that do not shy away from experimentation and social criticism. One of the most prominent companies is Paper Tiger Studio in Beijing. With their dynamic and often humorous theatre shows they break open traditional conventions and connect to contemporary life in China. In Reading (‘proclaiming’), director and co-founder Tian Gebing combines mime, dance and oration. The five dancers/actors read texts not even remotely intended for the stage — extracts from the birth register, legal acts, a guide for pregnant women — and that have no relationship at all to the dancers’ movements. This results in highly peculiar and sometimes comical collisions between body and language.

Ming dynasty

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Exhibition about emperors and merchants during Ming dynasty at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

Piano talent, Serena Wang

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7-Year old piano talent, Serena Wang, recorded her first cd in The Netherlands