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Arthur Mitchell, a pioneering African-American ballet dancer, died on Wednesday at the age of 84, the Dance Theatre of Harlem troupe which he co-founded announced.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 18:48:40

Tianjin Grand Theatre releases Autumn/Winter Season schedule

The Tianjin Grand Theatre announced its performance schedule for its upcoming Autumn and Winter Season in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 18:23:41

BDT stops in Greece for European tour

Artists from the Bejing Dance Theater (BDT) performed in Athens on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/11 18:23:39

Havana international ballet festival to showcase world famous dancers

Famed international dancers have confirmed their participation at the 26th Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival in Havana, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/19 17:03:40

China Focus at Fringe

The 2018 China Focus event kicked off its second year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 17:28:40

Chinese dance drama well received in Canada

A Chinese dance drama whose story based on the 24 solar terms of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar was well received by the audience in the Canadian city of Ottawa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 23:37:24

Chinese Dance Performance Season to kick off in Kunming, Yunnan Province on Wednesday

The 12th Chinese Dance Performance Season will run from Wednesday to July 21 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 17:53:40

Middle-aged rural Chinese man shoots to fame with online breakdance videos

A 42-year-old Chinese rural man recently became an Internet celebrity nationwide after several videos featuring him breakdancing went viral on Chinese news aggregator Jinri Toutiao.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 18:23:40

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/24 17:08:39

Chinese American artists to promote dance education at forum in New York City

Leading Chinese American dance groups in New York City are holding a forum on promoting cultural diversity and inclusion through dance education on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 16:33:40

Dancer Akram Khan returns to roots

Britain's best-known choreographer Akram Khan has drawn on his roots for the final solo dance performance of his career, with a show that pays tribute to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 15:33:39

11th Beijing Dance Festival to bring overseas modern dance programs to the capital

One of the country's biggest and most influential annual modern dance events, the 11th Beijing Dance Festival, is set to come to the capital from July 19 to 31, the event's organizers announced at a press conference held in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 17:43:40

Famous Broadway musical set to tour Chinese mainland this summer

"You missed out on the best part of me. The part that made me who I am today," sang Jos N. Banks as the drag queen "Lola" at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Friday. Dressed in a glittering red skirt and matching boots, Lola is one of the main characters in the famous Broadway Musical Kinky Boots.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 18:08:39

Folk Dance Gala of SCO Member States Arts Festival kicks off in Beijing

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) launched a gala featuring the folk dances of SCO member states at the Beijing Dance Academy on Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 17:53:39

Paris Opera dancers complain of bullying and harassment

A survey of ballet dancers at the prestigious Paris Opera has revealed widespread complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, as well as separate management concerns over the leadership of dance director Aurelie Dupont.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:23:39

Sino-Scottish cultural exchanges increase

A series of events indicates that ties between China and Scotland are continuing to grow.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 17:58:40

Half-century and counting, Kool and the Gang makes world dance

The funk classics of Kool and the Gang have found eternal life in everything from stadium pump-up songs to hip-hop samples to wedding parties. Yet more than 50 years after forming, the group itself has hardly slowed down.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 15:28:39

Zambia authorities deport controversial South African star Zodwa Wabantu for dancing without underwear

Zambian authorities on Saturday deported controversial South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu after authorities vowed she would not be allowed to perform because she dances without underwear, the dancer's promoter explained.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/12 17:03:40