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Ballet opera 'Spartacus' to be staged at National Centre for the Performing Arts during Meet In Beijing festival

The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre from Belarus will stage ballet opera Spartacus at the China's National Centre for the Performing Arts on the nights of May 3 and 4 as part of the upcoming Meet In Beijing arts festival, its organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:23:40

David Lescot's 'Ponzi' heading to Beijing

French director David Lescot's musical Ponzi will be staged at Beijing's Poly Theater from April 26 to 28 as part of the upcoming Croisements Festival, China and France's annual cultural exchange festival.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 19:48:41

Industry veterans discuss the role of art films at 9th Beijing International Film Festival

The 9th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) hosted an Art Film Forum on Monday. One of the festival's six main forums, participants from both the commercial and the artistic side of the industry examined Chinese art films from the angle of film production, distribution and promotion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 19:11:29

Spain, China sign deal on audiovisual exchange

Spain's Teatro Real (Royal Theater) and China's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) have signed an agreement on exchange of audiovisual materials through an online platform, Palco Digital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 16:43:40

Meet In Beijing performance season to kick off at the end of April

A total of 600 artists from 25 countries and regions will perform during the one-month-long annual performance season Meet In Beijing, festival organizers announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 18:28:41

China-UK physical theater coproduction 'The Dreamer' seeks to challenge Chinese audiences

She stands in front of us behind a white and plain Chinese screen on which her black shadow stands in the center of a big round circle of light, like a live action shadow puppet show. Dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, she holds a peony flower in one hand while she dances, then turns around and slides her other hand - fingers positioned to look like an orchid flower - along her chin.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 18:28:41

Theater on the mountaintop

Mountainous Daliangshan in Southwest China's Sichuan Province is set to host the very first international theater festival in the area, a group of veteran Chinese theater actors, directors and scholars announced in Beijing on March 27, World Theater Day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 18:38:39

Palace Museum's brand changes big hit among young Chinese

When the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Yongle Emperor gave the order to begin constructing the Forbidden City in 1406, he probably never imagined that more than 600 years later, the imperial palace would become one of the busiest museums in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 16:53:41

More appetite among Chinese, Asian collectors for Western art

Chinese and Asian art collectors have become more knowledgeable, sophisticated and are branching out for more Western works, said Francis Belin, president of Christie's Asia, who is excited about the trend.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 16:43:40

New British play examines the dilemma of China's 'leftover women'

Set in Coventry in Britain and Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in China, the heroine of the new play Under the Umbrella is a smart young woman. However, Wei has turned 27 and her grandmother is now worried. The age brings with it the label of shengnü, or leftover woman, in China, which means a husband must be found before it's too late.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 18:13:41

Exhibit highlights Duke of Wellington's formative Indian years

An exhibition on the Duke of Wellington's time in India opens in London on Saturday, shedding light on the formative years before he defeated French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/26 15:58:40

French museum renames masterpieces after black subjects

French art masterpieces have been renamed after their long overlooked black subjects in a ground-breaking new Paris show on the representation of people of color in art.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/26 15:43:39

Musical journey

As the curtain came down on musical School of Rock in Shanghai on Sunday after 29 performances, Kempton Maloney, the 10-year-old Australian drummer in the play, has become hugely popular in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 18:23:41

'Captain Marvel' clobbers the competition to stay atop box office

Female-led superhero movie Captain Marvel took in an estimated $69.3 million over the weekend, outearning the combined North American totals of the next nine films, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:48:39

Straight to the heart

A seductive Spanish art form characterized in the popular imagination by a bright frilly dress, the tradition of flamenco is fast becoming an arena for innovation.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 17:28:39

British rocker Morrissey to take Broadway stage for single-week stint

British icon Morrissey on Monday announced a one-week stint on Broadway this May, the latest prominent rocker to take the New York stage since Bruce Springsteen's residency in 2018.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/5 18:08:40

Performance season celebrating country's 70th birthday brings best of the best to Beijing stages

A series of some of China's most outstanding performances will be staged in Beijing until March 31 as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 17:43:40

Latvian opera director Andrejs Zagars dead at 60: family

Andrejs Zagars, a prolific Latvian opera director and actor, died on Tuesday at the age of 60 from colon cancer, his family said.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 17:23:40