Ping Pong Productions brings American and other international artists to universities, schools, and community centers located in more than 24 cities across China for workshops, discussions, performances, and other in-depth engagement. Our programs increase exposure to international arts and culture for China’s younger generations and future leaders. We partner with elite academic and cultural institutions, as well as community centers for underprivileged children and schools for children of migrant workers.
Artists including Alexander Bernstein, son of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein, Hall of Fame musician Cynthia Sayer, and American modern dance icon Mark Morris act as cultural ambassadors to deepen mutual understanding. PPP’s programs provide an opportunity for Chinese students to meet someone from another country, often for the first time, whilst giving international artists an opportunity to interact directly with China’s youth, hailing from cities as diverse as Guiyang and Shantou
In 2016, PPP launched its partner program in the U.S., bringing Chinese artists into schools and using arts and culture as tools to empower young Americans in global competencies and cross-cultural communication skills. For students who have not yet had an opportunity to visit China, Ping Pong brings China to you!
Ping Pong also partners with the education and community outreach departments of art galleries in Beijing, Hangzhou, and other cities. Galleries invite Ping Pong to curate performance series and festivals that highlight and explore the gallery’s exhibitions. We introduce local and international dance, theatre, film, and story-telling for free or low-cost community events, to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to come into the gallery and engage with artists and art across genres.
ALTER China Tour Performances & Workshops across China!26 lectures and 51 performances in 5 cities across China!
Pulitzer-Winning Drama “Disgraced” Was a Success in China!Spring 2017 Staged Readings, Discussions, Workshops
Asia New Zealand Foundation China Networking Tour 20163 New Zealand Artists, 2 cities, 8 days, more than 20 Chinese artists, organizations and events!
“Weaving and We” Performance Series at Zhejiang Museum of ArtSeptember - October, 2016: Dance, Theatre, Music, Film in Hangzhou
Ballet de Lorraine – Centre Chorégraphique National 2016 China Tour"Paris - New York - Paris" comes to Beijing!
Australia’s William Yang: “The Story Only I Can Tell” 2015 China TourPerformances and Story-Telling Workshops Across China
France’s Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours 2015 Premiere China Tour"Lied Ballet" and "Tel Quel!" in Liuzhou, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen
“Leonard Bernstein: His World through His Music” 2015 China TourSon Alexander Bernstein brings to life songs and stories about his father
Tim Robbins and The Actors’ Gang 2014 China PremiereSecond American Theater Company ever to perform at China National Centre for the Performing Arts!
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) “Performing Arts Platform” SeriesPart of Ping Pong's Gallery Partnership Series
Beijing Modern Dance Company Artistic Director in Residence at Brown University2011-12 Year of China at Brown