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Musical drama'On the Way to Poverty Relief' debuts at National Centre for the Performing Arts of China

On the Way to Poverty Relief, a musical drama about a Party chief of a village in South China who gave her life to combat poverty in China's rural areas, was performed at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts of China on Saturday and Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 18:08:41

Stages sit dark as US performance world struggles with cancelled seasons

Recent weeks have seen the already painful situation facing live performances in the US grow increasingly dire, with major companies along with Broadway somberly scrapping hope to reopen before the summer of 2021 and scrambling to find ways to stay in the public eye.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/18 16:48:40

Chinese stage adaptation of 'Memories of Matsuko' starts tour

A Chinese stage play adaptation of Memories of Matsuko, a novel of the same name by Japanese writer Muneki Yamada, will premiere in Shanghai on October 23 before heading out on a national tour of nine cities including Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 19:08:40

China establishes world's largest language resource library, covering four types of endangered dialects: China's Ministry of Education

China has established the world's largest language resource library, covering four types of endangered dialects, China's Ministry of Education announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/11 18:53:26

Beijing Fringe Festival returns with streaming content

The annual Beijing Fringe Festival, a welcome celebration among the city's theatergoers, opened with Chinese director Li Jianjun's drama A Beautiful Day in 2020 on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 18:08:40

China's 1937 film 'Crossroads' to have a theatrical re-production

China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will stage an adaptation of the 1937 classic film Crossroads from October 17 to 25.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 17:33:42

Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival warms up with classical musical dance gala in Shaanxi

A classical Chinese musical singing and dance performance Huakai Dongfang (Lit: flowers bloom in the east), was performed in Baoji, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Monday. The show was part of celebrations leading to the province's third Chinese Famers' Harvest Festival on Tuesday as well as the upcoming 9th Shaanxi Provincial Arts Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 19:18:40

Remake of Chinese playwright Cao Yu's classic play 'Thunder' to debut in Hainan Province

A remake of Chinese theatrical master Cao Yu's stage play Thunderstorm will debut in Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan Province, in December.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 18:53:40

'Nomadland' stakes early Oscar claim with top Toronto prize

The pandemic-delayed Oscars are still seven months away, but Frances McDormand's Nomadland cemented its early frontrunner status by bagging the Toronto film festival's top prize on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/21 17:03:42

Poverty alleviation inspired opera debuts in Guangxi

A new opera based on true stories about local officials in the poverty alleviation efforts debuted in Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 13:28:40

'Tenet' hits $200m globally, despite lackluster US box office

Christopher Nolan's Tenet crossed the $200 million mark globally, even as US cinemas struggle to draw audiences during the pandemic.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/14 17:48:40

Beijing annual comedy event kicks off with streaming content

The annual Beijing International Comedy Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, has turned to the internet to bring audiences classic and innovative comedies, seminars and dialogues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 18:13:40

Can Japan's ancient Noh theater survive coronavirus?

Kennosuke Nakamori's sonorous voice fills a small room as he practices the lines of a traditional Japanese Noh play, even though he hasn't performed before a live audience in months.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/2 18:33:23

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

China's 'Hollywood': Hengdian World Studios regains vitality as coronavirus brought under control in China

Walking down a street at Hengdian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, at least seven different film crews can be seen busily going about shooting films or TV shows, while performers dressed in various period costumes are everywhere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 16:53:41

Theater performances and dialogues mark 110th birthday of Chinese playwright Cao Yu

A collection of Chinese playwright Cao Yu's works were staged at Beijing's Poly Theater on Friday to mark the 110th birthday of the renowned dramatist.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 18:03:40

China's first Western-style theater undergoes renovation

Efforts are underway to restore China's first Western-style theater, the Lyceum Theater in East China's Shanghai Municipality, to its original appearance during the 1930s, the China News reported on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 18:08:40

Greek National Opera finds post-lockdown voice

The rich mezzo-soprano voice of Anita Rachvelishvili rang out on Saturday evening across the ancient ruins at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 17:08:40