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).
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
4th CHINA SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
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.
Australia 2002 in Shanghai