R.A.W. Land Festival

by Tim Engel Tuesday 21 October 2014

‘Rising Artists’ Works’ or ‘R.A.W. Land’ as part of ‘China Shanghai International Arts Festival’ Oct 19th – 26th

This year, as the very highlight of the 16th anniversary of the Festival, China Shanghai International Arts Festival(CSIAF) joins forces with Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), a weeklong non-stop young artists carnival R.A.W! Land The festival will take place at the Academy from Oct. 19th to 26th. The STA’s curricula of the week will be cleared allowing public access to the campus. The eight-day program will launch over 200 performances, over 30 workshops and lectures and over 20 visual art exhibitions.
Our program is aimed at inheriting the tradition, highlighting the modernization, recommending the talents and popularizing the art. Artistic and commercial productions of excellent young artists are created and called for from China and other Chinese-speaking communities. Besides R.A.W. Land will showcase some of the most celebrated international creative performances from the best talents all over the world. R.A.W! Land intends to set up a high-quality platform of artistic creation and exploration for young talents in performing arts area, to intensify Shanghai’s role in incubating original works to international attention and representative of the creative force of young generation in China, and to promote the positive mainstream values to the young generation.
The program has three sections. The first is Stagecraft Art Performances, which is the core part of the series activities of the program, consisting of the premiere of the commissioned productions and the performances of the invited productions. This year the theme of the commissioning program is “History: Mystery”-- A Conversation Between Intangible Cultural Heritage And Modern Arts. The Arts Panel is led by the internationally renowned composer Mr. Tan Dun and comprises theatre director Mr. Lin Zhaohua, choreographer/dancer Ms.Yang Liping. The seconds section is Visual Art Exhibition, which consists of screen shows and exhibitions of high artistic quality, various genres enriching the visual experience of R.A.W Land. For example, college students featuring micro film, which will be held in the rehearse room of Hong Lou. Thirdly there’ll be Master Workshops and Lectures by representative figures of different realms of art, domestic and overseas.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTScan be found in our event section on .

RAW or All Rising Artists’ Work is held at the Shanghai Theatre Academy Campus, which is located on 630 Huashan Road, Jing'an District / 华山路630号,静安区
The Theatre Academy is near to three metro stations:

  • Changshu road on line 1 and 7 / 常速路 1/7 号线
  • Jing’An Temple on line 2 and 7 / 静安寺 2/7 号线
  • Jiangsu Road on line 2 and 11 / 江苏路 2/11 号线


The Festival grounds are open to the public. For 10 RMB (presale) or 20 RMB (at door) you have entry to outdoor performances, lectures, exhibitions workshops and some theatre shows. All main acts in the theatres have various entry prices. Please visit the festival website for prices and bookings for specific performances or the whole festival.


Information website: Rising Artists’ Work
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