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By Liu Yuhan (China Daily)

09:22, March 06, 2013

It's not surprising that most young Chinese artists face financial difficulties, but Friedman remains positive about their future in and outside China and is determined to help them.

Friedman was previously the general manager for Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Tan Dun's company Parnassus Productions in New York, and a host on China Radio International.

She also served as international director of The Beijing Modern Dance Company and produced international performance festivals including the Sino-US dance festival Booking Dance Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games.

Friedman's long-time dedication has impressed industry insiders.

Robert Nederlander Jr, a Broadway impresario and the third-generation of the Nederlander family that owns about one third of Broadway's musical theaters says: "She is a visionary, and one of the very few individuals in the field who recognized the potential of Chinese performing arts and cultural exchanges."

Friedman grew up playing piano and dancing. She studied comparative literature major at Brown University, where her love for the Chinese language and Chinese culture deepened.

In 2012, Friedman served as the project manager to liaise between the Beijing Olympic Development Association and the London Olympic Committee on the large-scale community dance project Big Dance Beijing, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. She also coordinated with the US Embassy in Beijing and the US Consulate in Guangzhou to arrange an extensive dance workshop outreach program in communities throughout China.

In 2011, Ping Pong Productions participated in the "Booey Lehoo" Student Exchange Organization Concert & Arts week, a celebration of cultural exchanges and collaboration between China and the US. The program was planned in support of the US State Department's "100,000 Strong Initiative", a study exchange program announced by US President Barack Obama during his visit to China in November 2009.

Friedman' team will continue working toward their goals. They are currently preparing for TAO Dance's 2014 tour across the US.

"I'll be thrilled to continue to see a better understanding between our people through performing arts," she says.

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