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Artists from Xinjiang Art Troupe of China Will perform in Gaboron

In order to further strengthen the cultural and art exchanges as well as promote the mutual understanding and friendship between China and Botswana, the Chinese Embassy in Botswana, together with the Botswana Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, plan to invite an Art Troupe from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China to visit and perform in Gaborone from 17 to 22 January 2009.

During their stay in Gaborone, the Art Troupe will present three performances in GICC from 18 to 20 January. The performance on 18th is for the Chinese Community as a way to celebrate the Chinese lunar New Year, while the 19th and 20th are for the Botswana audience. All the performances will start at 19:00 sharp.

The Art Troupe is composed of artists from Xinjiang Opera House and Acrobatic Troupe. The Xinjiang Opera House was officially named in 1973. It has a large number of famous playwrights, directors and opera artists, who have performed excellent repertoires and won many prizes in China. The Xinjiang Acrobatic Troupe was established in 1961. It has won several gold prizes in international and national competitions.

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