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The Chinese Minister Counsellor Lin Difu of Cultural Affairs Meets the Directors of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Mr. Lin Difu, the Chinese Minister Counsellor of Cultural Affairs, meets Jeff Herd, the Executive Director, and Susan Fraser, the Director of Development, of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet on April 4 in the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy in Canada.

Following to his introduction on the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Jeff Herd also briefs the company’s plan to visit China in 2014 for a tour of performances. Lin Difu expresses his welcome to the company’s visit to China. Mr. Lin says, recently the National Ballet of China presented 9 wonderful performances to the Canadian audiences in Montreal and Vancouver in February, 2013 with great achievements as the opening of the 2013-2014 Series of Chinese Cultural Events in Canada. We wish the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be able to present to the Chinese audiences the beauty and standard of ballet of Canada as well and to promote the exchange and cooperation on culture and performing arts, especially the art of ballet, between our two countries.

Under the invitation of Jeff Herd, Mr. Lin Difu presents himself in the evening and watches the premiere of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s classical repertoire, The Sleeping Beauty, at Southam Hall of NAC.

Founded in 1939, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is the oldest professional ballet company in North America and the 3rd largest one in Canada. Her well-known repertoires include both classical and modern ballet. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School under the name of the ballet company is also internationally recognizable with students from all over the world for her great contribution towards the education and development of the art of ballet.

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