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Happy Chinese New Year gala held in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Artists of China's Yunnan Art Troupe perform in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on Jan. 17, 2019. Happy Chinese New Year gala-2019 was held in Dhaka on Thursday night with Chinese artists and Bangladesh acrobats dazzled audience of hundreds. (Xinhua/Stringer)
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 20:21:10

New initiatives and parents cause popularity of classical music to surge among young Chinese

Classical music is attracting greater numbers of young Chinese as more parents introduce their children to music, China Daily reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/15 17:48:40

Dance drama 'Perfect Life' to head out on national tour

The producers of Chinese dance drama Perfect Life, which tells the story of renowned Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) poet Nalan Xingde, announced on Thursday that they are planning to take the production, which finished its run at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts later that day, on a national tour.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 17:03:40

Film 'A Chinese Odyssey' gets stage adaptation

A drama adaptation of the popular movie A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995) will be staged at the Meilanfang Grand Theater in Beijing from January 23 to 27.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 16:58:40

Classic opera 'The Lady of the Camellias' to kick off Spring Festival performances at NCPA

Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will begin celebrating the Chinese New Year early by bringing back its opera The Lady of the Camellias from January 20 to 24, NCPA announced on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 15:48:39

Campaign for Bi Gan's latest film leads to backlash from audiences

Award-winning director Bi Gan's latest film Long Day's Journey into Night saw a major backlash from Chinese audiences after the film debuted on Monday night, the last day of 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 19:08:39

Chinese version of musical 'Ponzi' coming to Beijing in April

The Chinese version of the French musical Ponzi is set to be staged at Beijing's Poly Theater from April 26 to 28, the show's production company Magnificent Culture announced on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 16:53:39

Chinese TV series increasingly popular in overseas markets

House of Cards, Westworld, Game of Thrones - these are popular serial shows that have huge fanbases and numerous internet forums dedicated to picking every scene apart in search of some hidden clue. You might think that naturally these would be some of the most searched TV series on Google, but actually the most googled TV show in the world this year was a Chinese period drama: Story of Yanxi Palace.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:18:40

Ministry of Culture and Tourism to continue experimental tourism development projects

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism plans to continue producing more quality tourism performances, said Ming Wenjun, deputy director-general of the ministry's Art Department, on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 16:53:39

'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits Broadway stage, made for Trump era

It's a story of racial injustice that is seared into the US psyche and required reading for millions of US students. Now, Harper Lee's seminal novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a Broadway smash hit, after a modern facelift from playwright Aaron Sorkin that has made the literary classic newly relevant in Trump's America.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/18 17:53:40

Musical romantic drama "A Star Is Born" leads SAG Awards film nominations

Musical romantic drama "A Star Is Born" led the film nominations for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 9:08:25

Beijing Performing Arts Group releases schedule for new performance season

The Beijing Performing Arts Group released the program list for their upcoming performance season in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:03:43

Nobel laureate Mo Yan pens his first Western-style opera: 'Sandalwood Death'

Combining Western opera with Chinese folk music, the opera adaptation of Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan's classic novel Sandalwood Death was staged at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 17:53:42

UNESCO listing gives lifeline to Syria's last shadow puppeteer

In a crowded dark room, Syria's last shadow puppeteer crouches on stage, holding two intricate figures against a brightly lit silk screen and voicing their animated chatter.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 17:53:42

Chinese version of popular Japanese musical 'Wicked Little One' kicks off national tour in Beijing

A Chinese adaptation of Wicked Little One, the famed original musical from Japan's Shiki Theatre Company, kicked off its 50-city national tour with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Beijing's Poly Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:28:40

Dreaming in Berlin

China's Kunqu Opera classic The Four Dreams of Linchuan was staged in the Berliner Festspiele theater in Berlin over the weekend, prompting a surge in the number of interested and even enthusiastic viewers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 18:23:39

Chinese and Russian drama experts discuss international cooperation

On Friday, Russian news agency Sputnik International hosted a video conference to bring drama experts in Moscow and Beijing together to discuss international cooperation in the field of modern drama.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 17:53:39

Gala marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up policy

A new gala by China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble was staged at the Minzu Theater in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday night as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 17:43:39