Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company, which commissions the most exciting choreographers from all over the world to make bold new works with its committed team of outstanding dancers. This November will see the company touring China for the fourth time, visiting three cities – Shanghai, Jiashan and Xi’an with recent works Dreamers, Process Day, TutuMucky and Innocence.

Vanishing Point’s Interiors

Beijing 707N Theatre

Vanishing Point is Scotland’s foremost artist-led independent theatre company, internationally recognised and acclaimed for its distinctive, ground-breaking and visionary work. This autumn, the company will tour its award-winning, internationally acclaimed production Interiors to two Chinese cities – Shanghai and Jiashan. It is a deeply mysterious and powerfully intense piece of work, inspired by Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck’s astonishing play of the same name.

Philharmonia Orchestra

Nanjing Grand Theatre, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Beijing Poly Theatre

October will see a return of the Philharmonia Orchestra to China and South Korea for the first time with Esa Pekka Salonen, and soloist Krystian Zimerman. Zimerman performs Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety as part of the Bernstein 100 anniversary celebrations

Britain’s Greatest Living Pianist: Stephen Hough

Premiere Performances

Piano genius Stephen Hough returns to Hong Kong with a specially-devised solo recital that explores every side of his artistic personality: thinker, communicator and supreme virtuoso. As one of the supporters, British Council fans could enjoy a ticket discount from 18 August 2018. More details will be revealed via British Council Hong Kong Facebook.

Swire Properties x V&A – ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Swire Properties Limited in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain' explores the transformative power of footwear and how footwear choices reflect personality and capture identity. This touring Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition features over 140 pairs of shoes from around the world and from as far back as the 14th century, including footwear created by iconic designers and items worn by international celebrities. Swire Properties will bring this exhibition to Pacific Place in September and October, its final stop on a tour of China.

Look Back at the Scenery – a Chinese and English Contemporary Painting Biennial

Yantai Art Museum, University of Suffolk, British Council, Contemporary British Painting

The Yantai Museum of Fine Arts will hold a Chinese and English contemporary painting Biennale. In an era of rapid development of digital image technology, the biennale addresses the importance of discussing the value and significance of contemporary painting art - in order to build a platform for the exchange and display of Chinese and Western artists and provide new perspectives and resources for the study of contemporary painting.

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain X HKYAF X ArtisTree: FLOOD

Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation in collaboration with ArtisTree

This September, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, ArtisTree and Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation have come together for the world premiere of FLOOD, a brand new piece written by award-winning British playwright Rory Mullarkey. Taking inspiration from flooding as a major global issue, the performance explores the consequences of flooding and the salvaging of hope in the midst of despair.

Another Way of Telling

British Council, Shanghai Center of Photography, Three Shadows Gallery, OCAT Xi’an

“Another Way of Telling” showcases almost 100 works from the rich, dynamic careers of Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, two leading documentary photographers in the UK. Here, acerbic wit is brought to sharp social commentary on subjects that are seen through two highly individual perspectives that wrap in a warm dose of humor from the photographers’ penetrating insight into the issues of our times.

Curious Directive’s Frogman

Beijing Inside-out Theatre

Since 2008 Curious Directive has evolved into a small family of theatre-makers led by Artistic Director Jack Lowe. Operating from Norwich, the collective forges relationships with science communities, theatre-audiences and technology partners in pursuit of emotionally charged science-led theatre. The Collective will present its technically innovative, new devised piece 'Frogman' in Beijing at the Inside-out Theatre for 10 performances as part of the Art and Technology Festival, and in Nanjing (venue and dates TBC).

MOViE MOViE Life is Art – Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist


The uncompromising Queen of Punk Fashion is Dame Vivienne Westwood, who, while sitting alongside Gucci and Dior, still fights to preserve her brand’s integrity and legacy. With exclusive, unprecedented access, the Sundance-nominated WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST follows Vivienne’s march from post-war Derbyshire onto the runway, as she continues to redefine British culture and fashion with a rebellious spirit in a world driven by consumerism and global expansion.

Concrete & Grass 2018

Split Works

Concrete & Grass, now in its fourth year in Shanghai, will include Slowdive, And So I Watch You From Afar, and Donae’o from the UK. With a programme full of great bands, weird art, strange creatures and fun distractions, the music lineup goes deep and wide, with a forensically assembled post-headliner bill: from pop and emo to punk and metal, from shoegaze and hip hop, to the widest selection of electronic goodness.


Shanghai International Dance Centre

Founded in 2000, BalletBoyz® quickly established itself as one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. This autumn in Shanghai, they will bring the wonderful performance 'Life', including two works of different styles: Rabbit & Fiction. Featuring two commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, the works take an elegant, powerful and often humorous look at life and death.

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