Sino-French festival to be held in 35 cities this year

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-19 15:03:11|Editor: ZX
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BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The 2019 Croisements Festival will be held from April 26 to July 6 across 35 cities in China, featuring 50 cultural events, China Daily reported Friday.

This marks the 14th year of the festival, which is a series of artistic and cultural exchanges between France and China.

Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province and Huizhou in Guangdong Province will join the growing list of "partner cities" this year.

The program "strives to ensure a territorial network" for French culture to be present and visible in as many cities as possible, Robert Lacombe, counselor for cooperation and cultural affairs at the French Embassy in Beijing, was quoted as saying.

The event will showcase works by Chinese and French artists through visual-arts exhibitions, plays, dances, circus, music and films.

This year's festival puts a special focus on female artists, musicians and performers.

Actress Zhao Wei, contemporary artist Xu Bing, and musician and producer Gao Xiaosong are the "ambassadors" of this year's festival.