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China Heute project to celebrate 45 years of Sino-German relations

A series of live performances such as ballet, classic concerts and operas as well as documentary screenings and literature salons from Chinese artists and writers will take place in Germany throughout 2017 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-German diplomatic relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

Actors perform opera Turandot in Beijing

Actors perform opera Turandot at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 15, 2017. The opera Turandot will be staged at the NCPA from Feb. 15 to 19. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/16 10:45:47

Artists from China perform Wuju opera in Jordan

An artist of a traditional troupe from Jiande, east China's Zhejiang Province, performs Wuju opera at Al-Hussein Cultural center in Amman, capital of Jordan, on Jan. 19, 2017, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/20 23:11:59

Century Pennon Culture to work with iQiyi on online literature adaptations

Beijing Century Pennon Culture will dedicate more time and energy into adapting more Chinese online literature works into stage plays and other mediums in the upcoming years, the company, one of China's largest stage production studios, announced in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/10 17:18:39

Hit black comedy stage play to return to Beijing’s Gulou West Theater on December 29

Black comedy Du Zichun will return to the stage at the Gulou West Theater in Beijing from December 29.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/25 18:08:39

Workshop seeks to further improve overseas promotion of China’s performing arts

To promote Chinese culture overseas, the Chinese Ministry of Culture’s Bureau for External Cultural Relations kicked off a workshop in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 17:33:39

China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble kicks off winter performing season this weekend

A total of 17 performances will be staged at the Minzu Theater in Beijing by the China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble during its winter performing season, the ensemble’s director Ding Wei announced at a press conference on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 17:38:39

NY subway system inspires Broadway’s first a capella musical

A quartet of songwriters scored the show, including its co-creator Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who co-wrote songs for the animated hit movie Frozen - including "Let it Go," for which she and her husband won an Academy Award.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/27 17:28:39

Suzhou Ballet Theatre performance with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra breaks records

Ballet and dance-drama The Nutcracker by the Suzhou Ballet Theatre finished its four-day run at the National Convention Center in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on Sunday, according to a press release from the theater.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 18:43:39

‘Lazarus’: David Bowie’s musical legacy back to his home city London

David Bowie’s musical “Lazarus” has arrived in London, with an opening line evoking the spirit of the late British star: “Look up here, I’m in heaven.”
Source: AFP | 2016/11/10 19:33:39

Drama festival for university students hits theaters

The annual Beijing University Students Drama Festival kicks off in Beijing on Thursday, which will see 13 dramas staged across the city’s theaters in the coming 40 days. Scriptwriter and also the honorable chairman of the festival, Yu Baimei, and Yang Qianwu, secretary-general of the Beijing Dramatist Association, were present at the press conference.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/6 19:28:39

Alan Chow discusses his 40-year career bringing China to Broadway

The name Alan Chow may be unfamiliar to many people in the Chinese mainland, but among artistic circles in Hong Kong and Taiwan, it is pretty much common knowledge that "if you want to hold an activity in New York, go find Alan Chow first." Over the last four decades, Chinese stars and artists looking to perform at the Lincoln Center in New York have sought Chow's help. This was especially the case from the 1970s to 1990s, a time when it was still very difficult for Chinese to get on stage in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/25 20:03:40

Big data reveals mixed authorship in Shakespeare plays

Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights, according to an edition of his works coming out this month that uses "big data" to reveal the mixed authorship.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/25 19:58:39

Wuzhen Theatre Festival striving to become the world’s best

From October 13 to 22, the 4th Wuzhen Theatre Festival staged a total of 79 performances by 22 invited productions, half of which came from Europe, at 13 theaters, while also expanding its regular programs to include two exhibitions and five forums about theatrical art and the theater industry. Participants at the forums included members from the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), 16 artistic directors from central and eastern Europe, as well as art festival directors and cultural officials from seven Arabian countries.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/24 18:53:39

BMF brings Michel van der Aa’s multimedia 3D opera ‘Blank Out’ to Beijing

After the giant bed in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the immersive staging of a classic work by Mozart, what other innovations can this year’s Beijing Music Festival (BMF) offer opera lovers? The answer is 3D.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/19 18:48:39

‘The Four Dreams of Linchuan’ staged at NCPA

The local Fuzhou dialect version of The Four Dreams of Linchuan was performed at Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Sunday night. The performance marked the first time that Chinese operas by Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) playwright Tang Xianzu has been staged at the NCPA in Tang’s hometown dialect.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/19 18:28:39

Innovative opera Blank Out to make Asia’s debut

Dutch composer-director Michel van der Aa will bring his new mini-opera Blank Out to the Beijing Music Festival on Thursday and Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/17 20:03:39

Putting on your own opera, in Vienna, aged 11

With help from her skipping rope, Alma Deutscher has written an opera that’s being staged this Christmas in Vienna, the capital of classical music. Not bad when you’re just a hair under 12 years old.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/17 18:48:39