Int'l Arts Festival Concludes in Shanghai

The month-long First Shanghai International Arts Festival ended December 1 after a successful run.

During the festival, some 136 artistic performances were given. Other activities included a six-day art expo, the Asian Music Festival, an African art exhibition and a performing arts trade fair.

Outstanding artists and performers from 24 countries presented programs and artwork during the festival.

Most of the plays performed at the festival were well-known classical works with special national characteristics. The participation of some world-class arts groups, including the BBC' s Welsh Orchestra, the French National Orchestra and the Kirov Ballet Troupe of Russia contributed to the success of the festival.

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