October 18, 2010

The festival of lights will illuminate Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, which will be abuzz with breathtaking costumes, live entertainment and a massive fireworks display for the second FNB Gauteng Diwali Festival.

Along with the music and native dancing, African art and fashion are on display. And it is not just the sounds and sights of Africa, but the tastes as well, Adwoa Hagen-Mensah says the food of her home country is a hit.

Korean soloists were invited to perform lead roles in a Bolshoi Ballet performance, and it seems the unprecedented event may be more than a one-time gesture of friendly diplomacy.

Even as the political relationship between New Delhi and Beijing has gone through ups and downs this year, the Indian government has quietly launched a broad campaign to win hearts and minds in China.

Vocational students in Germany are given a rare chance to be in the spotlight through a partnership with an American dance organization that works with disadvantaged youth.

A British composer says he is "deeply disappointed and dismayed" by the British Council's decision to cancel a performance of his ballet in China because it was dedicated to the people of Tibet. Pete Wyer's The Far Shore was created for the Shanghai Expo and was to be premiered next week as the highlight of the event's "UK National Day".

The New York program has been offered for the past two years through the Russian American Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes cultural relations between Russia and the United States.

India’s summer of dance diplomacy across China ended on Sunday with the last in a series of Bollywood dance shows. Bollywood can be the biggest cultural icebreaker for India in China, but the industry’s top stars and dance groups...were not part of the ongoing India festival to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties with China.