KUWAIT CITY, March 13 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese folk art show was staged in Kuwait City on Tuesday, receiving warm applause from the local audience.
The art show entitled "Splendid China," which was co-organized by the Chinese Embassy to Kuwait and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) of Kuwait, was presented by the Sichuan Vocational College of Art of China.
The performance included Chinese traditional dances, magic and Bian Lian, a traditional Chinese dramatic art in which performers keep changing their colorful masks on the face.
Zhu Xi, director of cultural office of the Chinese Embassy to Kuwait, expressed his hope that the show will promote exchanges and mutual understanding between the two countries.
"I hope more Chinese arts groups will come to Kuwait to present traditional Chinese art. We will also make our efforts to invite the Kuwaiti arts groups to China to promote cultural exchanges," Zhu said.
Aysha Adnan al Mahmoud, director of the Department of Culture of NCCAL, told Xinhua that Sichuan Vocational College of Art of China is the only foreign troupe invited to the ongoing 29th Future Generations Festival in Kuwait.
"We want to give a nice chance for Kuwaitis to learn about Chinese arts and culture," Mahmoud said.
Sfawy Fatima, a Kuwaiti girl who rushed to take pictures with Chinese performers after the show, expressed her love for the Chinese art.
"It is the first time I found the charm of the traditional Chinese folk art. I wish I could go to China to see more of it," she said.