Denmark’s Crown Prince Visits EXPO 2010

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and the Danish Minister for Economics and Business Affairs Mr. Brian Mikkelsen will visit EXPO 2010 to celebrate “Denmark Day”, which brings together some of the finest artists from Denmark and China.

Under the heading ‘Dialogue’ the Denmark Pavilion will celebrate its National Day at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai on 29 June. The day marks the highlight for the Denmark Pavilion, which interprets the theme of EXPO 2010 ‘Better City, Better Life’ by giving its visitors an opportunity to try out real sustainable Danish city life.

Prominent Danish guests such as His Royal Highness Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Minister for Economic and Business Affairs Mr. Brian Mikkelsen will travel to Shanghai to take part in the celebration.

The Crown Prince and the Minister will attend the opening ceremony at the EXPO Center where the Vice Mayor of Shanghai will welcome them and The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir will give a musical performance.

Later the Danish delegation will visit the China Pavilion, the Denmark Pavilion, the UK Pavilion as well as Denmark’s own Odense Pavilion at the Urban Best Practice Area.

Denmark Day features impressive Danish cultural performances. Among those are Ingrid Kristensen Dance Theater and the kids from Vejle Spring Team, who dance, do gymnastics, acrobatics and high jumps.

In the late afternoon a reception is held in the Danish Pavilion where guests can enjoy the rhythms of Percurama Percussion Ensemble and a stylish fashion show by Danish Kopenhagen Fur – the world’s largest fur skin auction house – while sipping on special made Copenhagen Cocktails.

Denmark Day ends with the spectacular Dialogue Gala Concert conducted by Lars Hannibal at the EXPO Center which brings together some of the finest artists from China and Denmark featuring three classical art forms – music, ballet and singing.

It is the world premiere of the ballet ‘Better City, Better Life’ by the Danish composer and trumpet soloist Palle Mikkelborg. Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Giordano Bellincampi and the artists from Denmark and China are soloist soprano Inger Dam-Jensen, violinist Chen Yi, recorder virtuoso Michala Petri, xiao player Chen Yue as well as principal ballet dancers from the Royal Danish Theater, Yao Wei and Ulrik Birkkjær.

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