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Dancing in the dark: New York club turns lights out for show

With flashy lights and lasers increasingly the norm at concerts, a New York promoter is trying a new effect to bring the focus back to the music - darkness.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/14 16:53:39

Japan’s Matsuyama Ballet Company to bring dance performance ‘The White-Haired Girl’ back to the Chinese mainland in May

As a part of a series of cultural events commemorating the 45th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations, Japan's Matsuyama Ballet Company will stage The White-Haired Girl, the troupe's best-known performance in China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 16:43:39

Dress rehearsal of "The Wooden Prince100" held in Hungarian State Opera House

Dancers from the Hungarian National Ballet perform during a dress rehearsal of The Wooden Prince100 in the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, Hungary on May 11, 2017. On the 100th anniversary of the premiere of The Wooden Prince composed by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, The Wooden Prince100, a contempory dance version choreographed by Pal Frenak will premiere on May 12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 0:00:55

Dance drama ‘Tsangyang Gyatso’ returns to Beijing

After touring the country, dance drama Tsangyang Gyatso is set to return to Beijing's Mingzu Theater on Thursday night, Ding Wei, president and director of the China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble, announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 15:48:40

Dance drama "Kampha and Ivory Princess" in Laos

Photo taken on April 19, 2017 shows the scene of the dance drama "Kampha and Ivory Princess" in Vientiane, capital of Laos, April 19, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 9:42:31

Exploring the depths of expression with Hong Kong modern dance pioneer Willy Tsao

Having paid witness to the development of modern dance in both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland since the 1970s, Hong Kong choreographer Will Tsao is one of the art form's most influential figures in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 18:23:39

Feature: China, Argentina discover common passion for tango

China and Argentina are finding new common ground in a joint love for tango, the seductive and confrontational Argentinean dance that is finding new fertile ground in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/18 7:16:15

Trisha Brown, US choreographer who defied gravity, passes away at age 80

US choreographer Trisha Brown, a pioneer of postmodern dance whose gravity-defying work shaped generations of creators, has died at the age of 80.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 17:38:39

France’s Hilaire fuses tradition, reform as head of Russian troupe

French dance star Laurent Hilaire, the new artistic director of Moscow's renowned Stanislavsky Music Theatre ballet troupe, has vowed to expand its repertoire while preserving its rich traditions.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/13 17:18:39

Ukrainian ballet star Polunin aims to help others manage their demons

Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin shocked the dance world when he quit as the Royal Ballet’s principal dancer in 2012 at the age of just 21.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/9 19:28:40

Artists from China's cultural troupe perform in Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw

An artist from China's Yunnan province cultural troupe performs during the China-Myanmar tourism cooperation forum in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, March 1, 2017. A China-Myanmar tourism cooperation forum, the first of its kind, kicked off in Myanmar's capital of Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/2 9:39:56

Special groups' Samba Schools participate in Rio Carnival

Revelers of Portela Samba School participate in the parades of the Carnival at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 28, 2017. Special groups' Samba Schools of the Rio Carnaval 2017 concluded their parades in the morning on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/1 10:00:19

China Heute project to celebrate 45 years of Sino-German relations

A series of live performances such as ballet, classic concerts and operas as well as documentary screenings and literature salons from Chinese artists and writers will take place in Germany throughout 2017 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-German diplomatic relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

Chingay parade held on Singapore's F1 Pit Building race track

Dancers perform dragon dance during Chingay parade held on Singapore's F1 Pit Building race track on Feb. 10, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/11 10:33:47

Monks perform religious dance "Tiaoqian" in NW China

Monks perform "Tiaoqian", a masked religious dance with a history of nearly 300 years, at the Kumbum Monastery in Huangzhong County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Feb. 10, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/10 23:05:58

Gala held in LA to greet Chinese lunar New Year

Artists perform during the "Cultures of China, Festival of Spring" gala to celebrate Chinese lunar New Year for overseas Chinese, in Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 8, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/10 9:48:18

Zhaiwu becomes China’s newest trend in the erciyuan industry

Miko Zhang, a 20-year-old university student based in Beijing, never danced until two months ago when she watched a video online.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/8 15:18:39

Chinese dance drama Confucius presented in Washington

Performers dance during a media preview of Chinese dance drama Confucius at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/14 19:06:13