A Chinese Culture Festival opens in the Reykjavík suburb Kópavogur today and will last until October 7, with the purpose of introducing Icelanders to the “exotic and alluring world of Chinese art,” as described in a press release.
In relation to the festival, it has been proposed that Kópavogur and Wuhan, in Hubei Province, could become sister towns.
Highlights of the program include two performances at the Kópavogur Concert Hall Salurinn on October 3 and 5 by a group of 20 from the Wuhan Opera and Dance Institute. An exhibition entitled “The Chinese Heritage in Wuhan” will be on display at the Kópavogur Art Gallery Gerdarsafn until November 11.
On October 4, 6 and 7, the Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe will entertain spectators in the Versalir Sports Center in Kópavogur, and during the festival, Kópavogur Library will hold presentations on Chinese literature in the library’s meeting room Kórinn and in the Natural History Museum building.
The event is organized by the Town of Kópavogur in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Iceland, as well as local artistic and cultural institutions.
For further information visit kopavogur.is.