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Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Minister for the Arts whether he will list the British arts companies who have performed in China in each of the last five years.

[holding answer 29 March 1988]: The following list comprises only those British arts companies which have visited China with British Council assistance. Other companies may have made their own arrangements. There are no centrally kept comprehensive records.

British Council visitors to China—Arts, 1983–87
Companies
1983–84
Royal Ballet19 Performances, Beijing, Shanghai Guangzhou
Sir Anton DolinBallet
John AlldisMaster classes, Beijing and Shanghai
Music Group of LondonMaster classes and concerts
Jane Glover and Martin IseppMaster classes
Sir Michael Tippett and Meirion Bowen
Simone MichelleDance workshop
Poster Art Exhibition
Tuckwell Wind Quintet
1984–85
Belinda Wright and JelkoProduction of "Giselle" with
YureshaCentral Ballet
Photographic Exhibition"The Petroleum Story" (five cities tour)
Rodney SlatfordDouble bass player
Royal Ballet SchoolExchange with Central Dance Academy, Beijing
European Community Youth
Orchestra
1985–86
Albion Wind Quintet
Music Group of London
John AlldisChoral conductor
David GlassMime
Noelle BarkerVoice specialist
Royal Ballet SchoolContinued exchanges
John GiorgiardisMaster classes with the China Youth Orchestra
1986–87
Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Alberni String Quartet
Graphics UK Exhibition
Jane GloverMaster classes
Shakespeare DisplayAt Shakespeare Festival, Shanghai
Little Angel Marionette Theatre
Norman MorriceChoreographic workshop
David GlassMime
British History Exhibition
Figures for 1987–88 are not yet available.

To ask the Minister for the Arts whether he will list the Chinese arts companies who have performed in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.

[holding answer 29 March 1988]: The following list comprises only those Chinese arts companies which have visited the United Kingdom with grants from Visiting Arts. Other companies may have visited under their own funding arrangements. There are no centrally kept comprehensive records.

Visiting Arts
Visits to Britain by Chinese arts companies (in receipt of V A grants)
YearArts groupVenue
1983–84
1984–85Chinese National Dance CompanyBillingham Festival
1985–86Two Chinese MusiciansAppearance with BBC
Welsh Symphony
Orchestra at CardiffFestival of Music
"Theatre du Petit Miroir"Prema Project
Chinese Puppet Theatre
The Emperors WarriorsEdinburgh
Chinese Terracottas
Exhibition
1986–87Peking Opera10 City tour
Fujian Hand Puppet CoVarious venues
A Pictorial History ofColchester—Royal
Chinese Dance—LectureFestival Hall London
Demonstration and Exhibition
1987–88Zigong Sichwan Opera
Troupe
Chinese Picture StoriesMuseum of Modern Art
Shanghai Kunju TheatreCardiff
Company