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The gift of dance

Life is a journey. No other statement could be more true for German choreographer and dancer Thomas Lehmen, who has been traveling on his motorcycle around Europe and Asia since April 2013, than this one. Starting off from his hometown of Oberhausen, the dancer traveled to Tallinn, Warsaw, Bologna, Giessen, Sofia, Chennai, Dhaka and even India and Japan, before arriving in China in June.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/6 19:23:01

People perform for Dance Day during 2014 Song Festival in Lithuania

People perform for Dance Day during the 2014 Song Festival in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania on July 5.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/7/6 9:44:59

BDT holds its first charity auction

A non-profit dancer theater established in 2008, the Beijing Dance Theater (BDT) has been known for many works including Hamlet, The Haze and the Golden Lotus. Last Friday, BDT held its first charity auction in Beijing, gathering more than 140 entertainment celebrities, such as famous singer Li Yugang and actor Li Zonghan, entrepreneurs and artists to bid on nearly 100 art works including oil paintings, jewelry and calligraphy works.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/22 18:48:02

Beijing Argentine Tango Festival kicks off

The 2nd Beijing Argentine Tango Festival opened Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/29 19:43:01

Mexicans celebrate International Dance Day

Dancers perform during a political-cultural event in the framework of the recent commemoration of the International Dance Day in the facilities of the Philosophy faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish), in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 7, 2014.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/5/8 15:46:46

Cuban 'Ballet Revolution' performs in Germany

Dancers perform in "Ballet Revolution" at the Old Opera House in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 22, 2014. From December 2013 to August 2014, the Cuban dancers tour with the second and most exciting version of "Ballet Revolution" in Europe, featuring new choreography, production design and hits by Bruno Mars, Rhianna, David Guetta, Beyonce and Usher.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/4/23 16:13:58

3rd Istanbul Intl Dance Festival kicks off

Dancers take part in a carnival dancing show on the street in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 4, 2014. The 3rd Istanbul International Dance Festival kicked off here on Friday. Nearly 3500 dancers from 70 countries and areas participanted in this pageant.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/4/5 11:27:51

Indian dancers perform Odissi at Ananya Dance Festival

Dancers from Bhopal perform the Odissi, one of the most well known classical dance forms of india, during the Ananya Dance Festival 2013 in New Delhi, capital of India, October 4, 2013. The Odissi originates in eastern India.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/10/6 11:47:11

12th Ananya Dance Festival held in New Delhi

Dancers from Kolkata perform the Kathak during the 12th Ananya Dance Festival in New Delhi, capital of India, Oct. 2, 2013.
Source: Xinhua | 2013/10/3 12:06:36

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