Fashion show and exhibition mark China-Egypt
cultural year in Egypt
On Mar 26, 2016, "Silu Xinyun" (the New Silk Road) series of cultural events were held in Cairo, Egypt to mark the China-Egypt Cultural Year.
The performance started with a Chinese silk dress fashion show. Seven models presented Chinese silk dresses, designed to recall the blue and white porcelain style, and represented the oriental beauty of silk clothes. Chinese artists also performed Erhu, dance and acrobatics, which were well received by the Egyptian audience.
An exhibition on the theme of the Silk Road was also held before the performance. 54 suits of Chinese traditional silk dress were exhibited, presenting audiences with a vivid history of the ancient Chinese Silk Road. As a part of the series of events, the exhibition not only helped enhance people's understanding of the two countries' history, but also their cooperation in the future.
Artists perform Erhu during a performance which is a part of the China-Egypt cultural year in Cairo, Egypt, March 26, 2016. [Photo by Hou Liqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]
The visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong visited the exhibition and attended the performance.
The events were sponsored by China’s Ministry of Culture, and the creative products were designed by the Cultural Department of Zhejiang province and China Arts and Entertainment Group.
"The New Silk Road" series of cultural events is one of the projects of the China-Egypt Cultural Year. The initiative to hold a culture year in 2016 can be traced back to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's visit to China in December 2014. 2016 is the 60th anniversary of the two countries' establishing bilateral diplomatic relations.
As ancient civilizations, China and Egypt have long and splendid cultures, and both have made great achievements in modern culture and art. Holding the cultural year will boost friendship between the two peoples and invigorate development and cooperation between the countries.
Actresses dance during a performance which is a part of the China-Egypt cultural year in Cairo, Egypt, March 26, 2016. [Photo by Hou Liqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]