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China's Tibetan Opera performers keep art form alive through innovation

A total of six traditional Tibetan operas have been adapted to modern operas, as part of a project to digitize eight traditional Tibetan operas, Chinese media reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 19:00:27

Script venture and investment competition seeks to encourage young scriptwriters

A script venture investment competition held a conference in Beijing on Wednesday to present 10 outstanding works from young scriptwriters
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 23:16:45

International theater festival in China seeks to bring joy, encouragement and hope to the world

Can movie cinemas and stage theaters survive the global COVID-19 pandemic? This is a question that seems not to have an answer that people want to hear, especially as new waves of the COVID-19 infections strike the US and Western Europe. However, the answer in China is a resounding "yes" as the country's film market - now the world's largest - continues to recover and cinemas are becoming crowded once again.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 19:15:51

Film screening on traditional Chinese operas launched in Beijing

Featuring five major traditional Chinese opera genres, a film exhibition promoting the traditional art form was launched in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 17:29:08

Drama inspired by 'cliff village' debuts in SW China's ethnic Yi region

Life is not easy for anyone, but this is especially true for people living in remote and mountainous areas. The villagers living in Atulie'er village, a "cliff village" perched on a ridge like the seat of a chair with near-vertical cliffs both above and below it, once had to scale handmade ladders to carry their children or anything else they needed to return their homes up on an 800-meter cliff.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/8 17:25:47

German musicians hold silent protest over renewed lockdowns

Some of Germany's top orchestras, including Berlin's prestigious Staatskapelle and the Munich Philharmonic, staged protests on Monday, warning that coronavirus lockdowns pose an existential threat to the arts and entertainment industries.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/3 17:33:40

China hosts online dance forum amid the novel coronavirus pandemic

A new forum focused on the art of dance's place amid the COVID-19 pandemic kicked off at the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) on Sunday with a number of international guests taking part through online means.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/2 17:53:41

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

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