ARTS >> Theater

In Lebanon, people turn to laughter to combat trauma

Lebanese comedians are bringing relief and defying taboos with jokes about dating, partying during the pandemic - and how even drug dealers are considering leaving the crisis-hit country.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/20 16:48:39

New dance show by NBC to mark the 100th anniversary of CPC

China's top ballet company, the National Ballet of China will stage a new show, Yimeng, from December 26 to 28 at the Beijing Tianqiao Theater to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:48:41

Tony award? Opera to be staged about Britain's Blair

He once played guitar in a band called Ugly Rumours and hosted Britpop's leading lights in 10 Downing Street.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/15 18:48:40

Stage version of 'Battle on Shanggangling Mountain' kicks off National Drama Show Season

A theater drama version of the film Battle on Shangganling Mountain, Shangganling, kicked off the month-long National Drama Show Season with a performance at Beijing's Poly Theater on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 18:18:43

National Drama Show Season brings exciting theater performances

A total of 22 dramas will be staged in theaters in Beijing and other major cities such as Shanghai, Tianjin and Nanjing during the 2020 National Drama Show Season, which kicks off on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 18:28:41

'The Croods: A New Age' tops mild NA box office again with $4.4 Million

Universal and DreamWorks' The Croods: A New Age repeated as winner of a mild post-Thanksgiving weekend with $4.4 million at 2,205 North American locations.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/7 17:03:40

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