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From inhabitant to exhibition

The crested ibis is a large white bird with a bald head showing red skin. It used to be common in East Asia and in Russia, but the last century brought the bird to the brink of extinction. They were previously thought to be extinct in China too, until 1981 when seven ibises were seen in Shaanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/23 18:28:01

‘Cavalia’ trots into Beijing

The globally famous show Cavalia will come to Beijing on April 28, a first for the Canadian show since its debut in the summer of 2003, said the show's Chinese partner SINOCAP at a Beijing press conference last Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/28 15:58:01

Chinese concert dance staged in New York

"Dragon Boat Racing," a concert dance that blends traditional Cantonese music and history with modern ballet artistry, made its US debut on Thursday at New York's Lincoln Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/1/8 15:17:06

Chinese dance drama "Opera Warriors" premieres in Vancouver

The Canadian premiere of "Opera Warriors" was staged at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Canada's West Coast city of Vancouver Tuesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/1/6 21:08:54

Awe-inspiring pics reveal ballet dancers behind glory

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Source: Xinhua | 2015/12/31 16:25:12

Tango in Paradise Festival held in Indonesia

Tango in Paradise Festival is an unique Tango festival that combines Tango with Indonesian traditional culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/11/29 14:08:41

Ancient dance-drama "Kartik Nach" gives respite to victims of Nepal quake

Patan Durbar Square, one of Nepal's major tourist destinations, was severely damaged by the April 25 earthquake that killed some 9,000 people and left over half a million homeless.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/11/27 14:44:00

Chinese National Ballet to stage classic "Giselle"

The French ballet classic "Giselle" will be staged by the National Ballet of China (NBC) at the National Center for the Performing Arts from Dec. 4 to 6.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/11/25 17:40:44

Dance drama "Confucius" hits Skopje stage

The enduring legacy of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC) was told through dance in Skopje on Monday in Macedonian National Theatre.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/11/10 8:44:39

2015 Creative Dance Seminar held at BNU

During a time when many artistic forms have been making attempts to accommodate the latest aesthetic trends, dance, a traditional art which combines many different schools, has been no exception. Looking to push the art form forward, from October 4 to 11 the 2015 Creative Dance Seminar was held at Beijing Normal University (BNU) where it gathered dancers from art colleges in six countries and regions including the US, UK and Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2015/10/14 18:13:02

Wheelchair dance group take part in performances

With the help of local disabled persons federation, nine handicapped persons started a dancing group in July this year in Changning district of Changzhou. With the age that ranged from 30 to 51, they use wheelchairs as the steps, taking part in various performances.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/13 9:09:21

Dance drama 'Crested Ibis' staged in E China

Dancers perform dance drama "Crested Ibis" in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 11, 2015. The dance drama shows the elegance of Crested Ibis, an endangered species, and calls for animal protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/12 11:18:56

Spanish flamenco dance drama 'Carmen' staged in Beijing

Dancers from Spanish Aida Gomez dancing troupe perform Spanish flamenco dance drama "Carmen" at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 4, 2015.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/5 12:01:50

‘The Moon Opera’ set to rise in October

Chinese dancer and choreographer Wang Yabin will stage her new work The Moon Opera at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts from October 4-6, the dancer said in a press release on Sunday. A commissioned work for the 2015 Shanghai International Arts Festival, the dance drama will also be staged at the festival from October 19-20.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/24 17:23:01

International troupes to strut their stuff at Beijing Dance Festival

Thursday, the Beijing Dance Festival began its annual two-week mission to bring a number of high quality international performances to China's capital.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/21 21:08:03

Chinese ballet blossoms in New York's Lincoln Center

The Peony Pavilion, one of the most famous love stories in China, was performed here Wednesday night by National Ballet of China and National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra on the stage of Lincoln Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/7/9 17:03:17

Echoes, eternity and an emperor

Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of the Shanghai Grand Theater, believes modern ballet is the perfect form to reinterpret the very classic love story. “Looking back at a centuries-old, familiar story with a modern approach is more interesting and more relevant for viewers today,” Zhang told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/23 18:03:01

French choreographer casts Faustian spell on London

With a nod to golden-age artists from Fred Astaire to Charlie Chaplin, French choreographer Philippe Decouflé has brought a musical extravaganza to London inspired by the soul-selling diabolical story of Faust.
Source: AFP | 2015/6/22 16:08:01