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Actress Susan Anspach of 'Five Easy Pieces' passes away at 75

Actress Susan Anspach, who appeared in the 1970 classic "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicholson and other films, has died at the age of 75.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 16:58:40

China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble announces national tour

The China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble, one of China's national art troupes, announced its plans for a tour of the country's rural and mountainous areas and outlying border provinces, regions where many ethnic minorities reside, at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 18:53:40

Writer Lu Xun's short story 'Regret for the Past' to be staged as opera in May

An opera adaptation of Chinese literature master Lu Xun's Regret for the Past will be staged at Beijing's Poly Theater for two nights on May 2 and 3 to mark the 28th anniversary of the death of Shi Guangnan, the musician who brought Lu's short story to the stage in 1981, said the performance's production company Shunnian Culture on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 17:53:40

"Belt and Road" Malaysia-China friendship piano symphony concert held in Kuala Lumpur

Musicians of China National Symphony Orchestra perform during the "Belt and Road" Malaysia-China friendship piano symphony concert in Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 17, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/18 18:50:20

Hungary in cultural diplomacy push with first US tour for State-run opera house

Hungary on Wednesday launched a cultural diplomacy push in New York with its prolific State-run opera planning a full two weeks of music and ballet.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/15 16:08:40

Zambia authorities deport controversial South African star Zodwa Wabantu for dancing without underwear

Zambian authorities on Saturday deported controversial South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu after authorities vowed she would not be allowed to perform because she dances without underwear, the dancer's promoter explained.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/12 17:03:40

Audiences flock to London theaters in record numbers, musicals a huge favorite: SOLT report

London theaters saw record audience numbers during 2017, boosted by the popularity of musicals, the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/28 18:03:40

Spring Festival gala staged in LA to greet Chinese New Year

Chinese singer Teresa Carpio (C) performs during "Cultures of China, Festival of Spring" gala, at the Cal State LA Luckman Theatre in Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 25, 2018. A Spring Festival gala was staged in here Sunday night for overseas Chinese and Americans to co-celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/27 9:04:58

Nude scenes will never be the same after Weinstein, says top director

Only a few months ago, before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, the acclaimed Canadian theater director Robert Lepage would never have thought twice about a nude scene with an actress.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 17:08:39

Modern dance kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations in Morocco

The Chinese modern dance show Oath-Midnight Rain kicked off celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Morocco, offering audiences of different ages a joyous journey into Chinese culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 17:03:40

Plácido Domingo to sing in 'Thaïs' at China's National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing

Plácido Domingo will perform at China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in the opera Thaïs, he announced at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 18:33:39

'Handan Dream' comes to London

The classic Chinese play The Handan Dream produced by the Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Center (GDAC) is currently gracing the stage at the Hackney Empire in London until Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/25 18:38:39

Chinese stage adaptation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear' returns to China

Roaring "Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! " in Putonghua (Standard Chinese), the main character in the Chinese adaptation of King Lear that recently returned to Beijing's National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA) seems much approachable to local audiences than the English-speaking one in William Shakespeare's original play.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/25 17:33:40

"The Lady from the Sea" staged on its second tour

A Chinese production of Henrik Ibsen's symbolist play "The Lady from the Sea" will be restaged in Beijing on its second tour.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 14:19:53

Local Fuzhou version of Ming Dynasty opera 'The Peony Pavilion' sees success with three-day tour of Beijing

The Peony Pavilion, the most well-known opera work by the great Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)playwright Tang Xianzu was staged in Beijing for three nights last week from Tuesday to Thursday in the melody native to Tang's hometown, the Fuzhou Xuhe melody.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 18:48:39

New Tibetan opera blends tradition with a modern storyline

Tibetan opera director Sonam Chodron has kept expanding the repertoire of her troupe, from adapting the Italian opera Turandot to designing modern operas that chronicle the changes of time.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 18:03:40

China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble's 'Colorful Dance' show closes Minzu Theater's Winter Performance season

A dance performance staged by the China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble on Sunday night capped off the ensemble's month-long Winter Performance Season.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 17:58:39

Welcome to 'The Jungle'

A boy is found dead and smoke fills the air ahead of a police raid: Traumatic memories from France's "Jungle" migrant camp are being recreated on a London stage.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 16:18:40