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Chinese street dancers leap onto world stage at international competition in East China

The 2019 WDSF (World DanceSport Federation) World Breaking Championships and the CDSF (Chinese DanceSport Federation) Street Dance World Cup kicked off on Thursday in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province. This first of its kind held in China, with total prizes exceeding $100,000, the event attracted more than 700 participants from 65 countries across the world to China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 16:33:39

Popular Chinese singer Wang Yuan appears on state media after apologizing for smoking indoors

A month after being caught smoking at a Beijing restaurant, Chinese teenage heartthrob Roy Wang (Wang Yuan) re-emerged by making a brief appearance on China Central Television's (CCTV) flagship evening news Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 23:58:40

Chinese stage designer wins in best lighting at Prague Quadrennial

At the ongoing 14th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Chinese stage designer Zhou Zhengping won the Award of Best Lighting Design with his work on Yue Opera Peach Blossom Fan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/13 18:13:41

Beijing Dance Festival to get audiences' feet moving in July

The Beijing Dance Festival will be held July 16-28 this year. As summer reaches its peak in the capital, professional dancers and dance lovers from all over the world will share their experiences and thoughts on this art form at this international event.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:28:40

Tragic tale

Dance drama Liu Sanjie kicked off its nationwide tour on Wednesday at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 17:58:40

Does South Korean-backed Chinese boy band WayV have what it takes to succeed in China?

WayV is a seven-member Chinese boy group formed as part of South Korean idol maker SM Entertainment's ambitious Korean Wave localization project NCT. Debuting in China in January, the group has the potential to become one of the country's best boy bands, but faces incredible challenges to get there.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:58:40

NCPA streams dance drama in 4K

Using the latest 5G technology, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing live streamed its dance drama The Railway to Tibet in 4K high resolution at the Capital Cinema on Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 16:23:39

Dance drama The Railway to Tibet returns to stage

Chinese dance drama "The Railway to Tibet" returns to the stage of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from May 1 to 11, in commemoration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/1 10:59:39

12th China Art Festival to kick off in Shanghai next month: Ministry of Culture and Tourism

The 12th China Art Festival will kick off in Shanghai on May 20 with a series of art events, said China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 16:58:40

China tests role of hip-hop dance in poverty alleviation

China has launched a public welfare program to promote hip-hop dance in schools in impoverished areas in hopes that it can boost students' fitness and self-confidence.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 22:43:11

When traditions fade, Native Americans dance to remember

For 56 years, Louis Mofsie has danced with his troupe, making Native American heritage shine and ensuring that age-old steps live on, even if their tribes of origin may have forgotten them.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/14 17:33:39

Chinese artist Qi Ji tackles environmental protection

A total of 70 people wearing Chinese masks featuring the faces of traditional baby dolls marched through Beijing's 798 Art District with a giant toy Chinese sturgeon to raise public awareness about environmental protection on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 17:28:40

Chinese ballet dancers perform in Portugal to celebrate 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties

The National Ballet of China (NBC) performed classical ballet in the Portuguese capital here on Saturday evening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. At the Camoes Theater, named after a famous Portuguese poet, the Chinese ballet dancers performed part of the classical ballet "Giselle," the symphony ballet "The Yellow River" and the masterpiece "Carmen."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/31 23:02:06

Straight to the heart

A seductive Spanish art form characterized in the popular imagination by a bright frilly dress, the tradition of flamenco is fast becoming an arena for innovation.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 17:28:39

Dance drama 'Confucius' kicks off new season with shows at NCPA

The 300th performance of dance drama Confucius was staged on Wednesday night at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. The performance staged by the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater marks the beginning of the show's 2019 national tour.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 18:10:41

Western musicals to find larger audience in China in 2019

They may not be rich, but they sure are crazy – crazy for musicals that is. Chinese audiences' love of the genre has ensured great success for such performances in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:28:40

Paris Opera drops star dancer after homophobic rant

The Paris Opera Ballet has dropped controversial Ukrainian-born dance star Sergei Polunin from a production of Swan Lake after he made a homophobic and sexist rant on social media.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 18:08:40

Dance drama 'Perfect Life' to head out on national tour

The producers of Chinese dance drama Perfect Life, which tells the story of renowned Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) poet Nalan Xingde, announced on Thursday that they are planning to take the production, which finished its run at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts later that day, on a national tour.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 17:03:40