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New York 2018 ISPA Congress - Alison Friedman
New York 2018 ISPA Congress
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Alison Friedman

Session 5 | Generational Divides: In Transition
Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Alison M. Friedman

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (Hong Kong)

Alison M. Friedman is Artistic Director of the Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District. Before assuming this role in October 2017, she was founding director of Ping Pong Productions, a leading US- and Beijing-registered cultural exchange organization. Ms. Friedman works closely with Chinese and international governments, non-profit and private organizations, using the performing arts to foster mutual understanding and engagement. Her productions have toured more than 60 countries on five continents. She gives keynotes in both English and Mandarin Chinese about China’s emerging performing arts market. 2002-03 Fulbright scholar to China; 2009-10 arts management fellow at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; 2014-16 fellow in the National Committee on US-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program. She serves on the board of the International Society of the Performing Arts (ISPA). Ms. Friedman has worked in China for nearly 17 years, including as international director of Beijing Modern Dance Company, GM for Grammy/Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun, and producer / host on Chinese national radio and television programs.

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