Ping Pong Productions to mark a new chapter in sharing American Culture in China
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Help us congratulate ISPA member organization Ping Pong
Productions on their latest initiative to bring American performing artists to
tour 12 cultural centers in universities across China. Read about this joint project between the
United States embassy in Beijing and Ping Pong Productions in the press release
The United States
Embassy in Beijing announces The American Cultural Center Tours (ACCT) Program,
a new initiative to bring American performing artists to tour 12 American
Cultural Centers based in universities across China. These performers will
serve as cultural ambassadors to foster a more diverse and nuanced
understanding of American culture. The first group of ACCT Program artists will
tour China during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The United States Embassy in Beijing has awarded a grant to Ping Pong
Productions, a Beijing-based cultural exchange organization, to manage and
facilitate the ACCT Program.
Ping Pong Productions has already secured Navajo singers and dancers,
bluegrass musicians, an American theater review, and an ensemble of Chicago's
legendary jazz musicians and tap dancers to serve as the first ACCT Program
artistic ambassadors, and will ensure that each of the 12 American Cultural
Centers hosts at least one ACCT Program event in the current academic year.
These and other artists will not only perform, but will strive to facilitate
active cultural exchange through workshops, group discussions, and unique
regional programs designed by the host centers.
The United States Embassy in Beijing and Ping Pong productions are proud to
announce the ACCT Program, and anticipate that the program will provide new
opportunities for meaningful cultural exchange.
To learn more about Ping Pong Productions visit: http://www.pingpongarts.org/
About American Cultural Centers in China
The University Partnership / American Culture Centers program is a network of
programs and dedicated American centers through existing partnerships between
U.S. institutions and their Chinese partners. Each center is dedicated to
promoting greater understanding of the United States among Chinese students and
public through access to materials, cultural and academic outreach. These
centers strive to represent the depth and breadth of U.S. culture, values,
polices and history. 12 American Culture Centers have been established since
2010, and seven more will be announced this fall.
For More Information about the ACCT Program, visit: http://www.pingpongarts.org/projects/33/