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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

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