Shandong sets up a drama alliance for university students
The Shandong University Students' Drama Alliance was established on Oct 25 at the Shandong Provincial Theatre in Jinan, providing a platform in the province for cultivating youth theatre troops.
The unveiling ceremony of the Shandong University Students' Drama Alliance is held on Oct 25 at the Shandong Provincial Theatre in Jinan, Shandong province. [Photo by Hao Xuejuan/ Chinanews.com]
As a major part of this year's Shandong Cultural Consumption Season and Shandong International Small Theater Drama Show, the alliance is one of the important measures in developing cultural trends, perfecting cultural facilities as well as expanding cultural benefits to the public.
"This year marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Chinese drama, and since its birth, it has been closely linked with young students," said Liu Min, deputy inspector of the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture.
According to Liu, the establishment of the alliance will build a bridge between the drama clubs of universities and help enhance the youths' interest in drama.
Liu Min, deputy inspector of the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture, delivers a speech at the unveiling ceremony of the alliance on Oct 25. [Photo by Hao Xuejuan/ Chinanews.com]
Supported by the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture, the Shandong Provincial Department of Education and the Shandong Provincial Communist Youth League, the alliance is managed by the Shandong Provincial Theatre.
Seven universities have joined the alliance, including Shandong University, Shandong Normal University, University of Jinan, Shandong Jianzhu University, Shandong University of Arts, Shandong Agricultural University and Shandong Youth University of Political Science.
The alliance now has seven members. [Photo by Hao Xuejuan/ Chinanews.com]
The alliance will organize a variety of theatrical activities, including youth drama shows, specialist forums and exchange meetings, according to the Shandong Provincial Theatre.