On the evening of December 4, the first show of the visiting Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe was staged in National Museum of Te Papa, Wellington. The performance was co-organized by the China Culture Centre in New Zealand and the Nanjing Culture, Radio, Press and Publication Bureau. Over 300 people attended the show including Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand, Qu Guangzhou; the Director of the China Cultural Center in New Zealand, Guo Zongguang; the Deputy Director of Nanjing Culture, Radio, Press and Publication Bureau, Jiao Yunhua; Wellington Eastern Ward Councillor Sarah Free; the Manager of International Relations, Wellington City Council, Tom Yuan and representatives from the wider community of Wellington.
The Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe is a renowned Chinese children’s art troupe both at home and abroad. The Art Troupe has been established for 60 years and has traveled to many countries for exchange visits, showcasing Chinese children’s spirit of the times and Chinese culture and arts. The children of the Art Troupe enjoy the reputation of ‘little cultural envoys’. The Art Troupe’s New Zealand visit is its first visit to the Oceania region. That evening, the Art Troupe presented a wonderful music and dance performance for the Wellington audience. The exquisite artistry and excellent performance of the young performers won bursts of warm applause from the audience. At the end of the show, Charge d'affaires Qu Guangzhou and the attending guests joined the young performers on the stage to congratulate them for a successful show and posed for pictures with them.