Reckless Moments has realised 124 collaborations, co-productions, tours & festival programs over the past 29 years, with 66 of these projects being created with artists, producers, presenters & festivals in cities across China. Twenty of our new collaborations have been realised as part of our independent Creative Futures initiative, designed to encourage increased collaboration between Australian and Chinese artists & producers. Over the years, we have also created a number of cultural firsts between Australia & China: the first visit by a full-strength Chinese symphony orchestra to Australia (China National Symphony Orchestra led by Li Xincao in 2002), the first official animation co-production between Australia & China (the short animation Sweet & Sour by The Peoples Republic of Animation and the Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 2006) and the first Australian symphony orchestra to have one of their China concerts recorded and broadcast in China (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra led by Marko Letonja in Shanghai in 2017, during a 9 concert-7 city China Tour).

The following archives from 2002 pre-date Creative Futures.

Reckless Moments produced the China National Symphony Orchestra's first tour to Australia in October 2002 - the first concert tour by a Chinese symphony orchestra to Australia. The CNSO gave concerts in Brisbane, Sydney & Adelaide with the Sydney Opera House concert being broadcast nationally on ABC Classic FM.

China National Symphony Orchestra 2002 Australian Tour

The China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) is China's largest and most prestigious international multi-arts festival. In 2001, the CSIAF announced the introduction of a focus week to its annual month long festival program and chose Australia to be its first focus country. An extensive program of Australian performing arts and visual arts was then presented in Shanghai during November 2002, curated by Barry Plews and produced by Reckless Moments.

Celebrate Australia 2002 in Shanghai