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Source:Global Times Published: 2015-1-11 14:18:01



Indian Buddhist Art

Consulate General of India in Shanghai, in association with Indian Museum Kolkata and Shanghai Museum, presents an exhibition entitled Indian Buddhist Art at Shanghai Museum. The show is the largest-ever exhibition of Indian Buddhist art coming from India to China. It features more than 90 artifacts and precious manuscripts. The collection from the oldest museum in India, Indian Museum Kolkata showcases Jataka stories, scenes from the life of Gautam, the Buddha and representative specimens both in sculpture and in miniature paintings to give an idea of the evolution of the religion. The artifacts also include the iconic standing Buddha from the 5th century found at Sarnath.

Date: Until February 2, 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: Hall 2, Shanghai Museum


Address: 201 People's Avenue


Admission: Free

Call 6372-3500 for more detailed information

A Master and His Masters

A retrospective exhibition entitled A Master and His Masters, Xu Beihong and the French Academic Painting features more than 160 masterpieces by well-known Chinese painter Xu Beihong and French masters Francois Flameng, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, Fernand Cormon, and Albert Besnard from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts at China Art Museum. Artworks on showcase include sketches, calligraphy, oil paintings and Chinese ink and wash paintings.

Date: Until April 19, 10 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: China Art Museum


Address: 205 Shangnan Road


Admission: 20 yuan

Call 400-921-2021 for more

detailed information

10th Shanghai Biennale

The 10th Shanghai Biennale, featuring Berlin-based writer and curator Anselm Franke as chief curator, takes "Social Factory" as its theme and has invited more than 70 artists from some 20 countries to contribute more than 100 pieces for China's most important contemporary art event. According to Franke, the biennale will explore notions of subjectivity and its relations with history and the collectivization process. It seeks to present the sharp contrasts between subjective experiences, modern logic, subjectivity's rationalization and standardization, and its technological intervention. With the Power Station of Art as its main venue, the Xintiandi area, K11, Minsheng Art Museum and Jing An Kerry Centre will also hold parallel exhibitions from December through to March.

Date: Until March, 11 am to 7 pm (closed Mondays)

Venue: Power Station of Art


Address: 200 Huayuangang Road


Admission: 20 yuan

Call 3110-8550 for more detailed information

On Stage

Xue Yingjia Piano Concert with Ballet Dance

As a young piano teacher in Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Xue Yingjia studied at the L'accademia Pianistica Di Imola in Italy from 2005 to 2009 and learned from many international piano masters, including Michel Dalberto from France, Louis Lortie from Canada, and Boris Petrushansky from Russia. On Friday, Xue will play a series of Bach's works and pieces from Debussy at the Sennheiser Shanghai Concert Hall, with an accompanying ballet performance by Wu Husheng, Zhang Rao, Wu Bin and Zhou Jiawen of the Shanghai Ballet Company.

Date: Friday, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sennheiser Shanghai Concert Hall


Address: 523 Yan'an Road East


Tickets: 100 yuan to 300 yuan

Call 6386-2836 for details

Sun Yingdi Piano Recital

Shanghai-born pianist Sun Yingdi graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2001 and won the first prize at the 7th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2005. He has performed in China and overseas many times. For this Shanghai concert, he will play Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the very work that he played 10 years ago to win the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. He will also play Liszt's Symphonic Poem No.3.

Date: Saturday, 7:30 pm

Venue: Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Hall


Address: 1380 Fuxing Road Middle


Tickets: 80 yuan to 580 yuan

Call 400-8210-522 for more detailed information

The 20th Anniversary of Riverdance

With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst out at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this year welcomes the 20th anniversary of Riverdance, which is being marked with a world tour. This 20th anniversary version will give Riverdance fans old and new the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. This version will have a brand-new stage setting and when it tours in China, it will add some local elements like taking traditional Chinese folk songs, such as "Love Song of Kangding" and "My Motherland" as music accompaniments.

Date: Tuesday to Sunday, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Culture Square


Address: 597 Fuxing Road Middle


Tickets: 80 yuan to 800 yuan

Call 6472-9000 for more detailed information

The Sound of Music

The Broadway production of The Sound of Music has enjoyed numerous productions and revivals since it was premiered in 1959. It was the last work of Rodgers (1902-79) and Hammerstein (1895-1960), the hugely influential and successful American musical theatre writing team. It tells the story of a young postulant whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life. The musical was adapted into a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Academy Awards.

At the beginning of the new year, Shanghai will welcome a Broadway production of The Sound of Music for over one week's of performances.

Date: Until Sunday, 7:15 pm

Venue: Shanghai Grand Theatre


Address: 300 People's Avenue


Tickets: 80 yuan to 1,280 yuan

Call 6386-8686 for more detailed information

Murder at Garden in the Air

Chinese musical Murder at Garden in the Air is one of the classic pieces by renowned director Meng Jinghui. The musical has been performed over 100 times and has traveled through the country. It tells of the murder of a millionaire whose widow, in order to find the killer, offers a spot at a luxurious apartment building called Garden in the Air.

Date: Until Sunday, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Art Theater


Address: 466 Jiangning Road


Tickets: 100 yuan to 380 yuan

Call 6256-8282 for more

detailed information

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