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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

Matsuyama Ballet, longtime ambassador of friendship between China and Japan

Founded in 1948 by Masao Shimizu and his wife Mikiko Matsuyama, as one of the most famed ballet troupe in Japan, Matsuyama Ballet is known internationally for their rendition of the classics such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 18:03:40

Ballet dancers down tutus in longest strike ever at Paris Opera

The Paris Opera has lost more than 12 million euros ($13.3 million) in a month-long strike by ballet dancers fighting to cling onto pension rights that date back to the "Sun King" Louis XIV.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/5 20:14:30

French govt offers concessions to striking dancers of Paris Opera

With France gripped by strike action crippling the transport system in a dispute over pensions reform, news emerged Saturday of the latest government concessions - to striking ballet dancers at the Paris Opera.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/29 19:39:31

Michael Jackson imitator boycotted by Chinese fans

Wang Jie, who claims to be a well-known Michael Jackson imitator, is holding a concert on New Year's Day but the event has been hit by a boycott by some of Jackson's Chinese fans.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/17 10:33:40

UNESCO pulls Belgian carnival from heritage list over anti-Semitism charges

UNESCO on Friday withdrew an annual carnival in the Belgian city of Aalst from its heritage list over persistent charges of anti-Semitism.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/15 17:03:39

Young Chinese dancers equipped with occupational training

A training program dedicated to providing young Chinese dancers with career development platforms has trained 46 young artists, according to the China Dancers Association (CDA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/1 9:53:43

Silk Road Spirit

A high-level forum on art development was held on Saturday in Quanzhou, East China's Fujian Province, a city widely seen as the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/24 17:33:40

University students perform original dance show 'Yun' in Beijing

An original dance show inspired by the thousand-year-old Grand Canal, Yun,was staged on Wednesday and Thursday night in Beijing's Tongzhou District Culture Center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/14 15:46:22

Shanghai International Dance Center celebrates 3rd anniversary

A series of dance activities took place at the Shanghai International Dance Center on Sunday to celebrate the center's 3rd anniversary.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 18:48:39

'Butterfly Lovers' returns to NCPA following US tour

Classic Chinese dance performance "Butterfly Lovers" kicked off its latest China tour at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 16:22:54

Dance show held at former steel plant in Beijing

Dance show held at former steel plant in Beijing
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/3 11:38:30

US-China student gala held in Chicago to promote cultural exchanges

The 2019 US-China Students Gala, featuring student performance groups from universities across the Midwest, was staged at the Logan Center in the University of Chicago on late Saturday with an aim at promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/21 18:23:39

Uruguay's national ballet sees artistic revolution

Pirouettes and arabesques perfectly executed, dozens of dancers in a colorful assemblage of sweat pants and leotards perform an exhaustive routine at rehearsals in downtown Montevideo.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/20 16:53:39

Colombian city of Cali, world's salsa capital

After a six-day dancing carnival, the 14th World Salsa Festival was wrapped up on October 6 in Colombia's Pacific coastal city of Cali.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 16:33:40

Spectators rejoice Slovenian performers' show during the 2019 Shanghai Tourism Festival

Slovenian wind bandsmen and cheerleaders performed along the pedestrian street, attracting swarms of spectators in Nanjing Road in Shanghai on Sep 17 during the ongoing 2019 Shanghai Tourism Festival, which began on Saturday. Photos: Yang Hui/GT
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 17:40:13

Seminar on Uzbek dance held during international festival in Khiva

A seminar on the history and development of the traditional Uzbek dance was held in Khiva, Uzbekistan, on Monday during the ongoing Magic of Dance international festival. Featuring speakers such as local artists, scholars and overseas researchers, the conference at the Uzbek-Turkman Friendship Complex explores the history, development and the future of Uzbek dance in the country and overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 17:13:41

The beauty of culture

Khiva, one of the historical ancient cities in Central Asia's Uzbekistan, has been turned into a global stage for dance performances from all over the world with the opening of the annual International Dance Festival - Magic of Dance at the State Museum-Reserve Ichan-Kala on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 17:33:39