Shenzhen Fringe Festival to Kick Off this Saturday
The 2012 Fringe Festival in Shenzhen will start this Saturday until December 2, the festival will feature various types of events which is organized by art enthusiasts and artists. This year’s festival will carry the theme Go and Leap and organizers are hoping that more people will be encourage to join and experience something new. They also encourage residents participate and consumer of the arts and culture.
The festival is not intended to showcase high art, but to let more people be involved in art by providing a platform for cultural diversity. Artist performing at the festival are carefully selected from different parts of the world. Organizers launched a public recruitment drive along with hosting creative art performances and programs. They hope to create a platform for artists to communicate through these activities.
The festival is a regular event done in more than 70 countries and regions. The festival’s popularity is attributed because of its openness to amateur and inexperienced art performers. This year the world’s largest art festival which is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will have 2,695 shows perform by artists from 47 countries and will be perform in 270 venues.