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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

Modern dance kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations in Morocco

The Chinese modern dance show Oath-Midnight Rain kicked off celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Morocco, offering audiences of different ages a joyous journey into Chinese culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 17:03:40

Israel tour of first Sino-Israeli modern dance performance 'Co-existence' sees success

The Israel tour of Co-existence, the first modern dance co-production between China and Israel, concluded on Friday to huge success.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/21 16:23:40

Chinese dance drama 'Soaring Wings' makes US debut in New York

Chinese dance drama Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis premiered at the David H. Koch Theater in New York city's Lincoln Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/7 15:08:40

FX makes history with transgender musical series 'Pose' from Ryan Murphy

Cable channel FX said on Wednesday it had green-lit Glee creator Ryan Murphy's Pose, a dance-musical series featuring the largest transgender regular cast in US television history.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/28 17:53:39

Shui ethnic minority drama Ancient Songs at Wood Buildings' to be staged for two nights at Minzu Theater in Beijing

A dance drama about the Shui writing system - one of the most important culture heritages of China's Shui ethnic minority, a group who mostly live in Guizhou Province - will be staged at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Thursday and Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 19:38:40

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