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Delayed Bolshoi 'Nureyev' opens with director under arrest

A controversial ballet based on the life of Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev opened at the Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday, despite an earlier premiere being pulled at the last minute and its director remaining under house arrest.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 18:23:39

Musical 'Zitan' to be staged at Poly Theater in early December

Chinese original musical Zitan (Sandalwood) produced by a local Langfang troupe will take the stage at Beijing's Poly Theater from December 13 to 14.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 17:58:39

Dance drama about China's Grand Canal stuns Egyptian audience

"My eyes and feelings were completely attached to the show, which took me on a magic carpet to taste the beauty of both history and modern life about China's Grand Canal," said Yaldiz Gamal, a lady in her 50th, as she watched the Chinese dance drama To Meet the Grand Canal in the Opera House of Cairo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 15:03:39

Cuba's national dance 'danzon' lives on... in Mexico

Glowing in a yellow lace dress, Carolina Salinas fans herself languidly while the band burns through the sultry rhythms of the “danzon,” Cuba's national dance.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 17:53:39

Chinese dancer's Hindi moves prove a hit with Indian fans

She slithers onto the podium to the beat of a Hindi number, her lithe frame twirling into a classic Bollywood pose.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 21:00:24

Performance on glass wall of office building in Budapest, Hungary

Members of the Vertical Dance Company BANDALOOP from the United States perform on the glass wall of an office building during the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on Oct. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 10:04:50

Egyptian dancers perform Sufi dance in Cairo

Egyptian dancers perform Sufi dance at the Wekalet El-Ghoury in Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 14:01:09

Dancers perform at BRICS Night of Ballet in SE China's Xiamen

Brazilian dancers perform at BRICS Night of Ballet in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 15, 2017. The one-week BRICS Cultural Festival kicked off on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/16 9:01:13

Chinese artists with disabilities perform in Geneva

Artists of China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe perform thousand-hand Bodhisattva at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 31, 2017. A group of Chinese artists with disabilities on Thursday night gave a breath-taking show in the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, to more than 1,000 audiences, including over 30 ambassadors and senior international organization leaders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 11:08:49

Record-breaking dance in Indonesia's Aceh province promotes unity

More than 10,000 people turned out in Indonesia's Aceh Sunday to stage a record-breaking song and dance performance stressing the need to conserve a threatened national park in the country's westernmost province.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 17:23:39

Special dance retrospective displays the development of modern dance in HK

Red-clad dancers on the stage move like crazy to the ever quickening, heartbeat-like background music. Eventually they collapse from exhaustion except for one who continues to dance as if her body were beyond her control.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 16:58:39

Performances staged at 5th China Xinjiang Int'l Folk Dancing Festival in Urumqi

Dancers from Macao Conservatory perform during the 5th China Xinjiang International Folk Dancing Festival in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, July 21, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 22:49:26

Taiwan's Ku & Dancers to bring contact improvisation to Beijing

Taiwan dancer and choreographer Ku Ming-shen and her Ku & Dancers troupe are set to bring a series of contact improvisation performances to Beijing's 77 Cultural & Creative Park from Thursday to Sunday in a show titled The Day We Are There.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 18:33:39

French ballet star wins plaudits with contemporary performances in Moscow

French ballet star Laurent Hilaire, who this year joined Moscow's renowned Stanislavsky ballet troupe as artistic director, has wowed Russian audiences with his first program that introduced top contemporary choreographers.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/10 16:58:40

16th Chinese Bridge competition held in Santiago, Chile

Student Ignacia Carcamo performs during the Chinese Bridge 2017 contest, at the Great Hall of the Catholic University of Chile, in Santiago, capital of Chile, on July 7, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/8 16:44:00

Dance allows communication between cultures: Riverdance troupe member

Dance is a universal language and a way of communicating between cultures, former member of the Riverdance company Shane McAvinchey said in an interview with Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/10 7:26:02

Beijing Dance Festival to bring overseas performances to the capital

Overseas modern dancers and performing troupes from countries and regions including the US, Finland, Hungary and India will take part in the two-week long 9th Beijing Dance Festival (BDF) in July, festival organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 16:43:39

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