China Performance Industry Association: Nearly 8,000 performances have been cancelled or postponed in March

China Performance Industry Association: Nearly 8,000 performances have been cancelled or postponed in March
Sauna Night News (Reporter Liu Zhen) On the evening of March 2, the article issued by the China Performance Industry Association called the “Pause Button” lasting 3 months and nearly 8000 performances were cancelled.According to incomplete statistics, in March, nearly 8,000 performances (including theaters and large-scale performances) were cancelled or postponed in more than 20 provinces and cities nationwide.Under the “pause button” in the market, direct box office losses in March exceeded 1 billion.The China Performance Industry Association pointed out that the general public generally believes that 2020 will be the “big year” of performances, and the market’s upward trend has been revealed as early as the fourth quarter of 2019.A series of events to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People ‘s Republic of China is a national event. Performance agencies around the country are actively involved in it. Commercial performances have decreased significantly in the first three quarters, and the performance plans have entered the fourth quarter.In addition, many major projects have been scheduled early in 2020.However, due to the relationship between the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the performances were cancelled one after another in January and February, and March became the second wave of cancellation and extension.In early February 2020, art institutions have already issued notices of performance cancellation and extension.Starting from February 10th, the Shanghai Grand Theater has successively released two rounds of performance cancellation announcements, involving a total of 29 performances on March 8th, covering concerts, dance dramas, dramas, and musicals.On February 19th, Shanghai Oriental Art Center also decided to cancel all performances and cultural activities in March, a total of 24 units and 27 performances; on February 21st, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra issued a notice to cancel all performances in March after consulting with local organizers, A total of 23 performances.On February 23, the National Grand Theater, Beijing Tianqiao Art Center, etc. have successively released announcements to cancel performances and related activities in March 2020, announcing the cancellation of performances and related activities from March 1 to March 31, and stopping theater visitsactivity.This is also the third time the National Grand Theater has issued a cancellation notice after January 24 and January 29.Among them, the Beijing Tianqiao Art Center issued an announcement that the drama “Broken Gold” originally scheduled to be held on March 11-15 will be extended to August 26-30, and the art education and training activities originally scheduled for March will also be held.Will continue to postpone.The Air Force Beijing Tianqiao Art Center announced that the drama “Fatal Rockies” originally scheduled for May will be postponed to next year.Large-scale concert projects that have received much attention from the market have also announced changes.From February to May, Andy Lau ‘s “My Love” World Tour concert was canceled 15 times and postponed 9 times; Japanese national group ARASHI Lan, as a goodwill ambassador for “China-Japan Cultural and Sports Exchange Promotion Year”, also announced thatThe antique Beijing Bird’s Nest concert was cancelled in April.Jolin Tsai’s concerts in Shenzhen and Shanghai in February, Ningbo, Nanjing, Chengdu, Wuhan in March and Tianjin in April were all postponed; Wu Qingfeng’s “Space Memo” was postponed in Tianjin and Wuxi in February and Zhengzhou in MarchThe concert was cancelled and the concerts in Suzhou, Dalian and Nanjing in April were postponed.Cao Xuanbin’s tour was postponed from March-April to September-October.Despite the announcement of performance events, the strong box office appeal of high-quality performing arts projects has been dissipated due to movement.According to the latest data from Damai.com, in more than 800 postponed performances across the country, an average of 66% of fans did not refund their tickets instead of holding orders, and reserved 75% of concert orders for first-line artists.As of now, the March performance statistics of the China Performance Industry Association have been partially cancelled, and the postponed performances: Sauna, Night Net Editor Liu Zhen Tian Ai Ni proofreading Chen Diyan