Theatertreffen in China, 2016 - 2020

Tour Dates
  • 2016 - 2020


Theatertreffen Berlin is one of the most important culture events in German-speaking countries. It is also one of the three most important theatre festivals in Europe, together with Avignon Festival in France and Edinburgh International Arts and Fringe Festival in the UK. Though compared with a rather showcasing mode of the other two festivals, Theatertreffen Berlin is rewarding the most remarkable German spoken theater of the season, reflecting the highest level of contemporary theatre making.

Thanks to the diligent efforts of Mr. Chen Ping, Former Counselor for Culture Affairs of the China Embassy in Germany, Wu Promotion signed in 2015 a five-year agreement with the Dr. Thomas Oberender, Director of the Berliner Festspiele/Theatertreffen, paving the way for the Berlin Theatertreffen to be presentedin China from 2016 to 2020. Each year a jury of theatre experts from China and Germany will select two or three productions from the ten performances staged in Berlin to present them in China in the following year under the banner of "Theatertreffen in China".

Jiatong Wu (President of Wu Promotion) taking a group photo in Berlin
with Mr. Chen Ping (Former Counselor for Culture Affairs of the China Embassy in Germany),
Ms. Yvonne Büdenhölzer ( Artistic Director of Berlin Theatertreffen)
and Dr.Thomas Oberender ( Director of Berliner Festspiele )

Dr. Thomas Oberender
Managing Director of
Berlin Festspiele

We are living in an increasingly complex world that has gradually alienated many people. The Berlin Festspiele therefore counts on contemporary perspectives, international collaborations and intercultural exchange to open up new perspectives and link different cultures. We promote the exchange of artistic experience and knowledge and encourage examination and discussion of global challenges. The Theatertreffen China is an ideal platform for this process. The successful implementation of a platform for the Theatertreffen in China has been enabled through the committed support and engagement of our partners. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Wu Jiatong, the initiator and organizer, to Chen Ping and to the Goethe-Instituts in Beijing and Shanghai!

Theatertreffen in China 2019

Theatertreffen in China 2018

Theatertreffen in China 2017

Theatertreffen in China 2016

Orchestra Choir

Asia has embraced instrumental and orchestral music and now offers its audiences a variety of international artists and performances. Concert halls in Asia have reached the stage where they are now standing alongside international concert halls. Wu Promotion represents some of the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras, performing around Asia's most reputable concert halls and bringing glorious music to the Asian audience.

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Dance and Theatre

Ballet and modern dance in Asia ushered a thriving phase with greater diversity as it gained much popularity. Wu Promotion went beyond its passion for the classical music industry and brought in numerous distinguish ballet companies and modern dance troupes. Wu Promotion is entering the 21st century by giving Dance & Theatre bigger prospects that would be a highlight to the Asian cultural agenda.

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Piano Recital

China's love affair with piano recitals is never ending. The mesmerizing tune of subtlety, power, and elegance struck by the fingers of the artists, echoes with the most deeply buried memories of joy and sorrow. The cascading sound coming from the shimmering fingers over the keyboard is the direct embodiment of such delicate and profound emotion. Wu Promotion hopes to instill a pure moment of grace into the heart of every listener.

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It is the chance to hear the best artists up close in intimate settings with superb textural clarity. In each group, not only does the individual technical excellence and balance between the members contribute to its remarkableness, but also the richness of ensemble, where the harmonic construction and musical understanding are perfectly mirrored with coherent phrasing and homogeneous ensemble playing, thus revealing a profound expression of the music piece. The resulting intimacy suggests "smallness" and "closeness" on the participation of both performers and listeners. Wu Promotion believes that it is only a matter of time for Chinese audience to become fervently infatuated with the ultimate delicacy of chamber music.

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Orchestra  Choir 2016

In 2016, world-renowned pianist and conductor Rudolf Buchbinder, violin virtuoso Roby Lakatos and world-class cellist Misha Maisky will be invited to perform in China.

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Following the successful debut in 2016, the “Theatertreffen in China” in 2017 and 2018 has further expanded its influence in China and gradually become a unique brand in the Chinese theatrical world. With the support of Mr. Chen Ping, the Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Germany, Goethe-Institut China and Volkswagen China, the 4th “Theatertreffen in China”, jointly organized by Wu Promotion and Theatertreffen Berlin, will return in June-July 2019. A professional jury consisting of six experts from China and Germany selected two dramas with distinctive characteristics for the theatre enthusiasts: Thalia Theatre’s Die Odyssee and Münchner Kammerspiele’s Trommeln In Der Nacht.

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Charlie Chaplin, one of the greatest humorists and entertainers of all times, said in 1940 in one of his movies: “We think too much, we feel too little.”

At Wu Promotion, we believe that high-quality entertainment is providing fun while having an educational responsibility. Education is a key element to a developing and peaceful world. Each art form, classical art or entertainment art, has an important role to play in the progress of society, worldwide.

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