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NBC stage red dance drama at Tianqiao Theater

National Ballet of China is staging its revised version of red-themed dance drama Yimeng from Saturday to Monday at Beijing's Tianqiao Theater.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 15:58:39

National Ballet of China to ring in new year with 'La Bayadere'

With a challenging 2020 wrapping up and a hopeful 2021 approaching, the artists at the National Ballet of China (NBC) will present seasonal performances as New Year gifts for audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 19:28:40

New dance show by NBC to mark the 100th anniversary of CPC

China's top ballet company, the National Ballet of China will stage a new show, Yimeng, from December 26 to 28 at the Beijing Tianqiao Theater to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:48:41

Beijing Dance Academy and National Centre for the Performing Arts establish new troupe

A new cooperative agreement between the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) was signed on Tuesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:53:40

Traditional Tibetan folk dance glows with new vitality

Despite being a veteran performer of the traditional Xianzi Dance, 58-year-old Tashi Wangdu had never staged a performance in front of a big audience.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/18 19:43:40

Coronavirus shutdown a 'slap' for German cultural world

As curtains were about to close at the renowned Bavarian State Opera house, baritone Michael Nagy was unable to hide his tears over the imminent coronavirus shutdown ordered by the German government to fight surging infections.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/2 16:58:41

Dance drama commemorates Chinese People's Volunteers

A Chinese dance drama about the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPVs) during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), also known as the Korean War, was shown at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center from Thursday to Saturday, following a series of cultural activities to salute the brave Chinese soldiers who fought in the war.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/25 17:18:40

Video of students dancing like wall paintings of the Mogao Grottoes goes viral

A video filming Chinese students dancing during a break from classes has gone viral on the internet on Wednesday. The dance imitated moves from wall paintings of the Mogao Grottoes in Gansu Province. Many netizens were impressed by students' graceful moves which vividly imitated a goddess from China's ancient mythology.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 21:22:02

Brazil slum ballet school taps resilience to survive pandemic

Against a backdrop of jumbled shacks seemingly piled atop each other, the dancers run in place with studied movements, then collapse to the floor in steady succession.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 17:33:40

National Ballet of China returns to stage for original dance 'Like Flowers'

China's top ballet troupe is set to debut a new original performance at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from Friday to September 13.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 18:03:40

India gypsy dancers take their art online

As a blackout plunged her desert dwelling into darkness, Suwa Devi, a dancer belonging to India's Kalbeliya gypsy community, asked her neighbor to turn on his jeep's headlights so she could continue teaching her Zoom class, outside.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/31 16:23:40

Chinese performance & arts group celebrates romance for Qixi Festival

The Beijing Performance & Arts Group staged a musical dance performance on Tuesday night to mark the Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, which was live streamed on Chinese video platform Kuaishou from Beijing's Minzu Theater.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 18:38:42

Livestreaming shows mark Children's Day in China

The Beijing Performance & Arts Group livestreamed a performance through seven Chinese news sites on Monday to mark Children's Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 16:48:40

Online dance classes sweep Cuba during COVID-19 outbreak

Music and a bottle of water to stay refreshed amid Cuba's excruciating heat is all what Annete Garcia needs to forget about the COVID-19 pandemic, at least for one hour a day.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/12 18:43:40

Stay-at-home Chinese dance to the beat of online music festival

As the melody of "Do you want to dance?" by Chinese pop-rock band New Pants began, Xu Yuan responded with a whirlwind of body movements in his bedroom.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/19 16:38:41

Music capital Vienna silenced by coronavirus crisis

Austria had hoped that the year 2020 would be dedicated to celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who died in Vienna in 1827.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/15 17:03:40

'Tik Tok Doc'

A US doctor's dance videos posted on social media have proven just the right medicine for hundreds of thousands of people, including health care workers, who are cheering him on for lifting their spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/12 16:08:40

For ballet shoes, one Russian company is on pointe

Craftsman Sergei Murza runs his fingers over a pointe shoe he has just finished making. Then he gives it the final test: The ballet slipper balances perfectly on its tip.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/1 19:13:22