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dance in China
Students from Canberra
Centre have been busy
during the school
holidays rehearsing for
their upcoming trip to
China where they will be
part of the Shanghai
Cultural and Art Festival.
FOURTEEN students travelled across the
world over the weekend to represent
Canberra in the Shanghai International
Children's Cultural and Art Festival.
After sending an audition tape to
organisers, the Canberra Dance Develop-
ment Centre students were selected to
participate in the festival's opening cer-
Centre director Jackie Hallahan said the
televised ceremony, which is performed in
Shanghai's grand theatre that seats 12,500
people, would be a highlight for the group.
"The actual stage is huge -- it's the size
of a football field," she said.
"This is a very exciting opportunity for
them to dance in one of the largest theatres
in the world."
The festival was first initiated in 1994 as
a vehicle for children from all over the
world to demonstrate their heritage and
enhance a better understanding among
Close to 200 groups will participate in
the week-long festival, with various perfor-
mances and activities held all over Shang-
"It's a lovely cultural exchange, every-
one comes with their culture, everyone
wears their national costumes -- in our case
we're taking our national flag," Ms
"It is an honour for CDDC to represent
our own dance centre but also the
Canberra community in such a unique
display of colourful cultures and enhance-
ment of friendship, peace, acceptance and
The Canberra Dance Development Cen-
tre already has developed a strong
relationship with Shanghai, having
conducted regular cultural exchanges
with the China Welfare Institute
Children's Palace since 2005.
"We've had one or two groups come
every year since then," Ms Hallahan
"I think it really helps the students to
develop international relationships."
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