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Edinburgh comedy club goes online to beat lockdown

When the British government ordered a three-week public lockdown to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Anthony Dorman knew his Edinburgh comedy club was in danger of shutting for good.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/6 17:18:40

Chinese adaptation of BL web novel promotes China's traditional Peking Opera

Chinese web drama Winter Begonia, an adaptation of a popular Boys' Love (BL) web novel, has earned high marks among TV viewers in China for its efforts to promote the traditional culture of Peking Opera.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 16:03:42

LA Opera deems Domingo misconduct accusations credible

The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday its investigation into star Placido Domingo had found accusations of "inappropriate conduct" against its former director to be credible.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/11 16:52:18

As coronavirus concerns bloom, performing arts world fears major hit

Coronavirus angst has the world washing its hands with newfound vigor - but the performing arts world wringing them, as directives to scrap mass events threaten the entertainment world with economic chaos.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/11 16:43:40

US comedian uses laughter to reveal humorous side of Chinese people

A video by US stand-up and improv comedian Jesse Appell went viral on Chinese social media recently, earning more than 10 million views. The video featured a recording of a charity show the comedian performed in Massachusetts during which he showed the audience video clips from popular short video platform TikTok revealing how people in Wuhan have been finding ways to entertain themselves and others while quarantined due to COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 20:48:40

Paris Opera urges sick ticket-holders to stay away amid virus outbreak

The Paris Opera on Wednesday urged would-be visitors with flu-like symptoms to stay away to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus which has sickened 257 people, and killed four, in France.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/5 16:18:40

Japanese ballet troupe inspires Chinese by singing China's national anthem

A Japanese ballet troupe sang the Chinese national anthem in Chinese, the latest from Japanese society to support China's fight against the coronavirus outbreak, which was well received by the Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 20:58:13

Chinese-Egyptian theatre gala marks China's 2020 Spring Festival in Cairo

The main gate of a downtown theatre belonging to Cairo Opera House was crowded with visitors who strived to get in and watch the Chinese and Egyptian folklore performances presented during an evening gala held on Thursday to mark the 2020 Chinese Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 20:32:20

Drama I Love Peach Blossom staged in Shanghai

A new production of the play I Love Peach Blossom premiered at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre on Thursday. Written by Zou Jingzhi and Yang Haoyu directorial, it is a poignant tale involving a married couple and a male outsider that delves on the question of who should be wiped out in a triangular love story.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/17 19:58:16

Lao She Youth Theater Awards to fund 12 scripts from young writers

A total of 12 scripts from young writers have been chosen as the winners of the Lao She Youth Theater Awards support project. These scripts - seven stage plays, four Chinese operas and one musical - were selected from a total of 131 submitted works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:53:45

Ballet dancers down tutus in longest strike ever at Paris Opera

The Paris Opera has lost more than 12 million euros ($13.3 million) in a month-long strike by ballet dancers fighting to cling onto pension rights that date back to the "Sun King" Louis XIV.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/5 20:14:30

German opera great Harry Kupfer dies aged 84

One of the world's most celebrated opera directors, Germany's Harry Kupfer, has died at the age of 84 in Berlin, his agency confirmed on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/1 16:48:40

One of Thailand's last Chinese opera troupes lights up Bangkok

An ancient world of swords, and folklore roars to life on the darkened street, offering a momentary escape from the modern-day bustle of Bangkok's unstoppable development.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/30 22:38:04

Lao She classic debuts at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

The first-ever stage adaptation of Chinese writer Lao She's Heavensent debuted at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 16:23:40

Uncertain future

The dance floor of Claerchens Ballhaus has seen it all: from its first tangos in 1913 to balls for war widows to the Cuban rumba banned by the Nazis.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/26 16:18:41

Chinese adaptation of 'Hamlet' to tour nation in 2020

The producers of a Chinese version of Shakespeare classic Hamlet, directed by Li Liuyi, revealed the play's tour schedule for 2020 on Tuesday. The drama, starring Hu Jun, Pu Cunxin and Lu Fan, will start its second national tour with a series of performances at Beijing's Poly Theater in 2020 from March 12 to 15.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 18:08:43

World Class Theater for the Chinese Audiences Forum comes to an end with focus on variety

The last talk was held at the World Class Theater for the Chinese Audiences Forum on Friday. This final talk focuses on the power and influence of theater.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 16:13:40

Experts discuss the art of stage plays at World Class Theater for Chinese Audiences forum

A dialogue among Chinese theater director Roy Szeto, Chinese actor Zhang Liang, French director Jean Varela, Lithuaniain director Egidijus Stancikas and Eric Lacascade took place during the World Class Theater for Chinese Audiences forum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 18:06:26