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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

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