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Old stories, old opera, new twists

While Chinese contemporary dancers continue embracing modern elements in their works, renowned contemporary dancer and choreographer Zhao Liang just can't help immersing himself in the treasure of traditional Chinese culture and arts.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/22 18:18:00

Egyptian musicians perform traditional Sufi dance show during Ramadan

An Egyptian dervish dancer prepares backstage for a traditional Sufi dance show during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Old Cairo June 16, 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/17 15:13:04

Dancers perform ballet on cliff

A group of ballet dancers wearing tutus perform ballet on cliff at the Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Pingjiang county, Hunan province, May 15, 2016.
Source: | 2016/5/17 10:52:54

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Gradually climbing mercury, tender green leaves and a warm caressing breeze – April's pleasant attributes create a romantic spring vibe in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/21 19:08:01

'Silk Road' dance drama coming soon to Beijing

Original dance drama Silk Road, performed by the Shannxi Provincial Song and Dance Troupe, is set to make its Beijing debut at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on April 22 and 23.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/13 18:48:01

Sleeping beauty saved by a vampire

Matthew Bourne, “arguably the most successful choreographer in the world,” stated the time-honored London Evening Standard newspaper, has become known for his innovative approach to the business.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/5 18:28:01

Giant tent set up at Beijing's Chaoyang Park for 'Cavalia' debut

One of the world's biggest tents - The Big Top - was set up at Beijing's Chaoyang Park on Thursday in preparation for the upcoming debut of Wuma, the Chinese version of the world famous equestrian show Cavalia, on April 28.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/31 20:38:01

Modern dance 'Spring Equinox' returns to Beijing

The second part of modern dance performance Spring Equinox will be held on April 1-2 at the Beijing Dance LDTX theater.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/27 19:13:02

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