“WeChat” with over ½ billion active daily users, is the worlds #1 communications app allowing free international calling (including video) over WiFi, sharing of photos and files, built in translation, and even financial payments (it’s also the ‘Facebook’ of China), all within a single, simple to use feature rich app. Think of it as text messaging, WhatsApp, PayPal, group messaging, Facebook and Skype rolled into one app).
Since Shanghai is calling off its famous Lantern Festival this year, to avoid large gatherings and ensure public safety after after the New Year stampede on the bund, I wanted to share memories of Shanghai as I wish you 元宵节快乐! Happy Lantern Festival! Send your kiddies out to solve the riddles on the lanterns, followed by some…
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sheep… goat… ram…. YANG!! from Toby Simkin’s Broadway Entertainment, LLC. Wishing you peace and health! 恭喜安康!
China Culture Daily newspaper article October 22, 2104 with summary extract of Mr. Simkin’s speech from the China International Performing Arts Fair… Mr. Simkin spoke passionately about his concern of the current level of quality of live entertainment options currently available in China and the steps to creating a much needed global phenomenon.
New feature film sequel to the multi-award winning “Three Grams of a Dream”, “3 Grams” is slated to go into production in 2016. Directed by China’s leading young director Chen You Kang, this film promises to move audiences on an emotionally charged roller coaster. The story proves that childhood dreams live forever.
Theatre Terms is a practical reference utility for theatrical professionals and interpreters/translators to work in theatres in China. Providing theatrical stage terms in both English and Mandarin Chinese. 剧院术语为在中国从事剧院工作的专业人员和翻译提供实用有效的参考。
Theatre Management in China This is a copy of my speech on the topic “Theatre Management in the development of the Chinese Cultural Industry” at the China International Venue Alley conference in Hangzhou, September 2013. As many of you know, I have spent more time than any other foreign musical theatre professional — 10 years in China —…
Modern Chinese Musical Theatre Origins? Interesting discussion on Weibo… @首席娱乐官文硕 asked my opinion about the film clip from “LongJiang Song” (http://t.cn/z8SuV5q) and if it could be interpreted as an original Chinese musical… and therefore, and early example of Chinese Musical Theatre…. my response below…. Thanks for sharing the film clip from “Longjiang Song”. I wish I was old…