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Dance drama compares the Tang and Song dynasties

As part of the 15th China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Beijing-based choreographer Zhao Xiaogang’s latest dance work, Fat Tang & Thin Song, will be staged at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center on October 19 and 20. It would be incorrect to assume that the performers themselves demonstrate the contrasting physical characteristics of the title.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/17 18:33:01

Women enjoy pole dance in Jakarta

Women practise pole dance at Junko Academy Pole Dance studio in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 20, 2013.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/11/20 16:30:22

Dancers rehearse 'Swan Lake' at Singapore's Esplanade

Dancers rehearse "Swan Lake" at Singapore's Esplanade, Nov. 20, 2013. Russia's Bolshoi Ballet begins its 6-show performance of "Swan Lake" in Singapore's Esplanade on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/11/21 11:03:17

Dancers participate in pole dance contest in Argentina

Dancers from Argentina, Peru, Brasil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela will participated a pole dance contest in Buenos Aires.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/11/23 15:48:14

To shine Hamlet be true

Seven years ago when the film The Banquet by Chinese director Feng Xiaogang premiered, its dazzling orchestral score and visual effects impressed moviegoers across the world, especially where Qingnü dances to "Yuerenge" - a love song from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220) - for her lover, Prince Wuluan, pushing the film to its climax.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/28 17:43:01

Yang Liping Intl Dance Festival held in Kunming

Chinese dancing master Yang Liping (L) performs in her dance drama "The Peacock" during the first Yang Liping International Dance Festival in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 19, 2013. The 20-day festival will end on Dec. 25. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
Source: Xinhua | 2013/12/20 14:24:57

Swan Lake in China

Early in 1995, when Zheng Huihui, a professor of dance at Shanghai Normal University, was studying dance at Université Paris 8 as a visiting scholar, one of her French friends asked her about something perplexing that she saw while visiting Zheng’s hometown of Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/6 19:13:01

Traditional Chinese dance drama debuts in London

Chinese dance drama Silk Road made its debut on Saturday night in London, bringing oriental artistic experience for British audiences.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/1/12 8:47:41

Folk dance marks Chinese New Year celebration in Malta

A colorful performance of traditional Chinese folk dance, song and acrobatics on Sunday marked the start of events here to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/1/21 10:19:51

Turkish dance troupe blazes through China

Chinese audience are not unfamiliar with the 120-strong Turkish dance troupe Anadolu Atei, or Fire of Anatolia. Last year, they performed on CCTV’s New Year’s Gala. Now they are touring 17 cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangzhou. On January 19, Mustafa Erdoan, the general director of Fire of Anatolia, led his troupe to the Shanghai Grand Stage, bringing a bustling and lively dance feast to local audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/21 17:43:01

Ancient dance to be premiered in Britain to celebrate Chinese New Year

A Chinese dancer living in Britain has revived a 2,000-year-old traditional dance as a centrepiece of a feast of entertainment to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Horse.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/1/28 11:17:35

"Little colorful flag" girl becomes Internet hit

The 15-year-old dancer swirled for total 4 hours in the Spring Festival gala stage without stop. Her debut stirred debate over the Internet.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/2/3 13:53:00

Red Dress premieres in New York

Performers dance during the media preview of the Red Dress at the Lincoln Center in New York, March 6, 2014. The Red Dress presented the premiere in New York on Thursday. The Red Dress tells the love story of a young man and young woman from two rich families in an ancient town in southern China. Pulled apart by fate, this tale of loyalty, tradition and love is brought to astonishing life through grand spectacle and movement.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/3/7 10:04:54

1st Cambodian-Chinese dance sport show held in Cambodian capital

The First Cambodian-Chinese Standard Dance Sport Show was held at the National Olympic Committee here Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/3/23 9:02:58

Fat girls can dance too

American girl Whitney Thore is inspiring woman to shake off their negative body issues with her 'Fat Girl Dancing' videos.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/3/30 9:47:58

Steps back in history

The 1964 Chinese ballet The White Haired Girl, set the whole nation on fire. The May 3, 1966 edition of People’s Daily published a spread collecting together reviews of the ballet, mostly from Chinese workers, peasants and soldiers. They all expressed their strong affection for the ballet with the same level of fervor. Yin Amei, the first female Chinese tractor driver from Shanghai, wrote that, “Foreign ballets look like noodles, too soft and limp. But The White Haired Girl is different. It is full of force and energy. The dancers’ facial expressions are also full of emotion and show the strong spiritual outlook of our workers, peasants and soldiers.”
Source: Global Times | 2014/4/10 18:53:01

Ballet staged for opening of China Cultural Month in Brazil

Dancers perform the ballet "the Moon Over a Fountain" at the Saint Peter's Theater in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 12, 2013. A ballet was staged as the opening show of the China Cultural Month here on Saturday. More than 150 artists from China will present the local audience with a series of cultural feasts such as ballet, acrobatics and art exhibitions from October to December, 2013 in Brazil.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/10/13 14:56:22

Russian dancers rehearse "Swan Lake" in Taipei

Dancers from Saint Petersburg Ballet Theater perform "Swan Lake" during a rehearsal in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Jan. 9, 2014. Classic ballet "Swan Lake" and "Nutcracker" will be presented by Saint Petersburg Ballet Theater in Taipei in the upcoming four days.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/1/10 10:20:22