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Scotland Celebrates Excellent Links With China at Shanghai World Expo 2010

Scottish Government and VisitScotland
2010-07-01 20:31 1132

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --

Unique performances and interactive experiences will showcase Scotland in China at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, an event expected to attract 70 million visitors, as a great place to visit, live and work, learn, do business and invest in.

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In Shanghai EXPO Park, China, visitors can enjoy a range of events:

Around the 'Seed Cathedral' at the UK Pavilion, between 2 - 8 July, award-winning Scottish company, Kommando, will use innovative digital technologies to capture imaginations and highlight Scotland as a distinct, vibrant and creative nation.

Watch short films about Scotland on overhead digital screens - the never seen before Generation 2 NomadiX. From digital gaming to Edinburgh Festivals (http://www.scotland.cn/shanghaiexpo/arts ) and golf, there's lots to discover about Scotland (http://www.scotland.cn/ ).

Have an instant photo taken by a PixAngel. Later, download photos from an online gallery at http://www.scotland.cn/shanghaiexpo , or send an e-card, upload to social networking sites and share with friends.

The Kommando team will wear exclusive China Tartan mini-kilts and skinny jeans designed by Tartan Spirit designer Joyce Young.

Kommando MD, Mark Evans said:

"Scotland has always been recognised as a centre of innovation and creative excellence. The presence of our NomadiX and PixAngels technologies reinforces this point."

Around the 'Seed Cathedral' at the UK Pavilion in July, two of Scotland's leading contemporary choreographers, Janis Claxton and Alan Greig, will present unique works as part of the Dance Links China project.

Janis Claxton's Human Animal Shanghai is an intriguing comment on human behaviour that takes place inside and around a Perspex box.

Alan Greig, artistic director of X Factor Dance Company, will perform a collage of athletic, provocative and entertaining pieces adapted from his solo show 'Into the Light', first performed at the 2009 Shanghai Dance Festival.

At the Europe Square Stage on 5 July, award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will perform soul-gripping songs with funky rhythms fused with bagpipes, fiddle and accordions.

Online at http://www.scotland.cn/shanghaiexpo

Enter a competition for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to Scotland at http://www.scotland.cn/shanghaiexpo/competition .

Find out more and discover Scotland during Shanghai World Expo 2010 at http://www.scotland.cn/shanghaiexpo

The 'win a trip to Scotland' prize is provided by VisitScotland, Scotland's tourism agency, and supported by Jin Jiang Tours Co. Ltd & Virgin Airlines. Terms and conditions apply and can be found at http://www.scotland.cn/shanghaiexpo . Competition ends 31 October 2010.

The presentation of works by the Dance Links China project has been jointly funded by the Scottish Government, British Council, British Council Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council.

Notes to Editors:

Terms and conditions of the Competition can be found here: http://www.scotland.cn/shanghaiexpo/competition

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Moffat

Email: andrew.moffat@visitscotland.com

Source: Scottish Government and VisitScotland
Keywords: Travel
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