4 continents, 14 countries, nearly 20 cities, and a world-premiere. If you miss TAO in 2015, you're living in cave...
Oct-Nov 2015, Australia’s William Yang brings his award-winning performances and story-telling workshops to audiences and students across China
Celebrated as one of the top jazz banjo players in the world today, Cynthia Sayer and her all-star quintet “The Joyride Band” will tour China for three weeks this November, 2015. The tour features high-profile festival concerts as well as free public shows and education master classes for under-served youth.
Wang Chong's diverse repertory expands with new works in 2015. Don't miss any of his groundbreaking productions -- this schedule is growing, so check back often!
Ping Pong Productions collaborates with Festival Croisements 2015 to bring Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (CCNT) on their first China tour June 21-July 8, 2015 in Kunming, Liuzhou, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was America’s towering musician of the 20th Century. As part of our “American Cultural Center Tours” program, Ping Pong Productions brings son Alexander Bernstein on his premiere China tour May 8-19. Join us as Alexander explores his father’s musical legacy, brought to life through performances by singer Carla Dirlikov and pianist Justin Snyder.
PPP founder Alison M. Friedman admitted to the National Committee on US-China Relations "Public Intellectuals Program"
A long-term collaboration with the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing’s historic 798 Dashanzi Art District, where we present a wide variety of performances, open rehearsals, workshops, masterclasses, seminars, and discussions with artists, critics and scholars.
The critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based ensemble The Actors' Gang brings William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Academy Award winner Tim Robbins, for ten performances in Beijing and Shanghai.
2014 sees TWO commissioned world premieres as well as tours across eleven territories on five continents!
Ping Pong Productions represents Wang Chong and his theatrical works for international touring, residencies, and commissioning opportunities. Wang Chong is the artistic director of Beijing-based performance group Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental and has been called "Experimental Artist of the Year" by The Beijing News.
Following their successful China premiere at the Guangzhou Opera House in 2012, Mark Morris Dance Group returns to China in November 2014 for performances in Shenzhen and at the National Centre for the Performing Arts International Dance Festival.
Ping Pong Productions is working with the National Theatre Company of China, the Ministry of Culture, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC to bring award-winning director Tian Qinxin's latest production Green Snake to the Kennedy Center's 2014 World Stages International Theater Festival.
NYU Skirball Center engaged PPP as artist liaison and development consultant for the 2014 "Visions + Voices Global Performance Series."
TAO Dance Theater's 2013 Wold Tour was a year of premieres, workshops, residencies and of course standing ovations in nine countries across four continents.
After touring nearly 20 countries on four continents, including Lincoln Center and Sydney Opera House, TAO finally returns home to perform for Beijing audiences at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on August 3 and 4. . DO NOT MISS the company that The New York Times has called “extraordinary” and the Financial Times has called “a force of nature.”
Ping Pong Productions represents Imago Theatre for China and greater Asia touring, residencies, and commissioning opportunities. Founded in 1979 by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Imago Theatre's original productions have toured internationally for over two decades, and now they have set their sights on China!
PPP worked with the China International Performing Arts Fair | Guangzhou to bring Spanish theatre company Guillem Albà’s “TRAU” to audiences in Guangzhou in October, 2013.
L.A. Theatre Works returns to China in 2013 with “Top Secret: The Battle for The Pentagon Papers”
First American theater company to appear at National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing
At the invitation of Beijng’s National Centre for the Performing Arts and sponsored in part by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Department of State, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) returns to China in May-June, 2013 with Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons' riveting historical drama Top Secret: The Battle for The Pentagon Papers. LATW toured China with Top Secret in 2011, playing to sold out houses of Chinese professionals and students.
L.A. Theatre Works will be the first American theater company to perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China’s leading performing arts center (“The Egg”). Additional tour venues include the Tianjin Grand Theater as well as major venues in Hangzhou, Suzhou, Chongqing and Fuling.
After a successful run at Sadler's Wells in 2011, TAO Dance Theatre has been named one of the London centre's inaugural "New Wave Associates." The program provides tailored support as TAO Dance Theatre develops a new work to premier at Sadler's Wells.
American Cultural Center Tours (ACCT) Marks New Chapter of Sharing American Culture in China
Ping Pong Productions is international strategy consultant and agent for Chinese song legend Gong Linna and her chorus, “Da Bai Sang.”
After the resounding success of last year’s World Tour, TAO Dance Theater’s 2012 World Tour brings them to TEN countries on FOUR continents.
Big Dance 2012 is the UK’s biggest celebration of dance. In the weeks leading up to London's culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, public dance events will take place across Beijing and Rio di Janeiro - Olympic cities past and future! A 30-minute film of Beijing's BIG DANCE events will be screened in Trafalgar Square on July 14 before the final Big Dance London event. Don't miss it!
The Mark Morris Dance Group, one of the world's leading dance companies, comes to China for the first time in May!
Gao Yanjinzi, artistic director of the Beijing Modern Dance Company, invited to be artist-in-residence at Brown University as part of the "Year of China at Brown"
The Booey Lehoo Concert + Arts Week is a celebration of cultural exchange and collaboration. From Dec. 10 - 17 join a week of athletic and artistic events that showcase the talents of Chinese and American athletes and artists in support of the 100,000 Strong Initiative.
November - December 2011 L.A. Theatre Works brings its riveting historical docudrama "TOP SECRET: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers" to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing. Post-performance panel discussions with leading lawyers and journalists as well as the all-star cast after each performance.
Brown University Year of China and the C.V. Starr Program in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship invites PPP founder Alison M. Friedman to speak at conference "Doing Business in China: Perspectives from Brown Alumni."
PPP and Arabica Roasters announce new strategic marketing partnership, bringing together great coffees and great performances.
TAO Dance Theater has taken China's dance world by storm since its founding in 2008 by l'enfant terrible choreographer Tao Ye.
2011 brings TAO Dance Theater to five countries across three continents, including the Company Premiere in the USA and the UK, as well as a world premiere of co-commissioned work "2."
The Danish Arts Council Research Programme awarded Ping Pong Productions Director Alison M Friedman a research grant to attend the ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform in Stockholm, Sweden from December 1-4, 2010 to strengthen artistic ties between China, Denmark, and other Nordic countries.
It is an intense and rigorous one-week training platform addressed at emerging artistic festival directors or those who have ambitions to become involved in programming or in programming-related departments within a festival. It is all about formulating experiences and passing on knowledge to a next (new) generation of festival makers.
SINGAPORE 2011: the first Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Asia, from 14-21 May 2011, Singapore
IZMIR 2011: the third Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Europe from 24-31 October 2011, Izmir/Turkey
As part of the 2010 China focus of Culturescapes, the Festival invited PPP Director/Founder Alison M. Friedman to contribute the Modern Dance chapter to Chinas Kulturszene ab 2000
"An international cultural diplomacy project that touches the hearts and minds of youth through dance"
November 22-27, 2010: Battery Dance's Carmen Smith and Tadej Brdnik together with teachers from BeijingDance/LDTX work with 40 students from a Beijing migrant school.
December 1-6, 2010: Battery Dance's Carmen Smith and teachers from Guangdong Modern Dance Company work with students at a minority school in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province.
Ping Pong Productions partners with TEDxBeijing to host their second annual conference in China
November 5 & 6: Don't miss the world premiere of this international collaboration by two leading modern dance companies at Beijing's PLA Theater
Following the successful premiere in June's 2010 Sino-French Festival Croisements, French pianist/vocalist Veronique Truffot + Chinese choreographer/dancer Tao Ye of TAO Dance Theater return to Beijing for an encore performance October 29-31
Jan-Feb, 2010 TAO Dance Theater travels to Europalia Festival, one of the leading arts festivals in Europe.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Fri., February 13, 2010
In the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a foreign-imported, contemporary art form stole briefly but notably into the mix of martial arts and Peking opera: modern dance. Does this reveal China now embraces modern dance, an art form that was completely outlawed less than 30 years ago?
China's new contemporary dance trio TAO Dance Theater is taking the scene by a storm. On Sept. 5 & 7, 2009, don't miss their newest creation!
Stravinsky's Timeless Tale of Temptation comes to Shanghai's Lyceum Theater for four days of performances in Chinese and English.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
booking DANCE FESTIVAL beijing 2008 brings together top dance companies from across the USA and China during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Lane Alexander brings 80 tap dancers from across the US to perform the first all-tap dance production as part of the 5th annual Beijing International Dance Festival, together with local tap dancers from Yan Ling Tap Dance School.
The National Theatre Company of China and the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University stage the international premiere of Passages of Martin Luther King
A Narrator tells the tale of a Soldier who is tricked by the Devil into exchanging his soul – in the form of a violin – for a magic book that will bring him wealth and power....