In the name of cultural diplomacy
'In a basement studio of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, another wall was coming down. Our education team was working with 28 young Chinese and a group of teachers. Within an hour and a half, they are all producing their own, short, dance piece. To me it seems miraculous. Cultural diplomacy is as important now as it has ever been' - writes the chief executive of London's Royal Opera House in a retrospective justification of the Royal Ballet's tour to China in today's Independent.
The Indies' endline reads as follows - 'Tony Hall is chief executive of the Royal Opera House. The Royal Ballet tour to China is supported by Rio Tinto'.
Continue the tour here, here and here while a dancer in another company takes some wrong steps here. And more cultural diplomacy here.
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