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Chinese ballet dancers perform in Portugal to celebrate 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties

The National Ballet of China (NBC) performed classical ballet in the Portuguese capital here on Saturday evening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. At the Camoes Theater, named after a famous Portuguese poet, the Chinese ballet dancers performed part of the classical ballet "Giselle," the symphony ballet "The Yellow River" and the masterpiece "Carmen."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/31 23:02:06

Straight to the heart

A seductive Spanish art form characterized in the popular imagination by a bright frilly dress, the tradition of flamenco is fast becoming an arena for innovation.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 17:28:39

Dance drama 'Confucius' kicks off new season with shows at NCPA

The 300th performance of dance drama Confucius was staged on Wednesday night at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. The performance staged by the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater marks the beginning of the show's 2019 national tour.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 18:10:41

Western musicals to find larger audience in China in 2019

They may not be rich, but they sure are crazy – crazy for musicals that is. Chinese audiences' love of the genre has ensured great success for such performances in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:28:40

Paris Opera drops star dancer after homophobic rant

The Paris Opera Ballet has dropped controversial Ukrainian-born dance star Sergei Polunin from a production of Swan Lake after he made a homophobic and sexist rant on social media.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 18:08:40

Dance drama 'Perfect Life' to head out on national tour

The producers of Chinese dance drama Perfect Life, which tells the story of renowned Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) poet Nalan Xingde, announced on Thursday that they are planning to take the production, which finished its run at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts later that day, on a national tour.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 17:03:40

Chinese man's passion for salsa makes him a dancing sensation

Chinese-born Huo Yaofei's passion for Latin music has turned him into a dance professional who not only teaches dancing, but also stars in music videos. Better known as David Huo in Cuba, the birthplace of the traditional salsa dance, the instructor has starred in the music video "From China to Havana," recorded by the well-known Cuban salsa ensemble El Nino y La Verdad.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 18:38:40

Macao holds int'l parade to mark 19th anniversary of return to motherland

The government of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) held an international parade Sunday afternoon to mark the 19th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 18:33:39

Dance drama 'Deep in Memory' shines light on Nanjing Massacre

New dance drama Deep in Memory was staged at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday and Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:58:40

Gala marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up policy

A new gala by China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble was staged at the Minzu Theater in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday night as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 17:43:39

Chinese dance production 'The Heavenly Road' debuts at Minzu Theater in Beijing

The Heavenly Road, the latest dance production from the China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble, debuted at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:08:40

The man popularizing Latin dance in Gansu Province

In a dance studio in Lanzhou, capital of Northwest China's Gansu Province, Wang Yiding waves his hands and counts rhythms loudly as his students gracefully dance to Latin music.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 18:03:40

Young ballerina adds new color to war-torn Syria with vivid dancing in ancient places

In her pink leotards, 20-year-old Yara Khudair adds a new color to the ancient places in Syria with her vivid ballet dancing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/18 10:13:56

Cuban National Ballet heads out on four-city China tour

Leading figures and dancers from Cuba's National Ballet (BNC) have embarked on a four-city tour of China, where they will stage famed classic Don Quixote November 16-28.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 18:03:40

'Love for Yi Region' showcases the culture of Southwest China's Yi ethnic minority

New music and dance show Love for Yi Region debuted at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Friday and Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 18:03:40

Beauty of flowers

For thousands of years, flowers and the God of Flowers have dominated the folk stories of the Zhuang people in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. According to these stories, all the Zhuang people are flowers in the garden of Menogga, the goddess who created humanity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 18:38:40

Chinese dance drama 'Liu Sanjie' to compete at Lotus Awards

Chinese director Ding Wei's dance drama Liu Sanjie will compete for top honors at the Lotus Awards, China's top award for dance, from November 25 to December 9. The production is seen as a top contender for one of the five awards given out at the event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 18:33:40

Shandong to host the first National Folk Performance Season

China's first National Folk Performance Season will be held in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, from October 24 to November 2, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:08:41