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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

Overseas cinemas in Shanghai reopen amid COVID-19 with confidence in Chinese mainland market

Overseas-invested cinemas in Shanghai reopened on Monday after being closed for six months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, welcoming audience with disinfected public areas and cinema seats.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 14:04:56

Peking Opera to debut on livestreaming under the shadow of coronavirus

Jingju (better known as Peking Opera) Theater Company of Beijing would launch a one-month- long online event from mid-July to mid-August, including a free live performance broadcast through nine live streaming platforms on Wednesday, officials of the theater said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:48:40

Chinese drama about pangolin rescue efforts to start shooting

Shooting a Chinese drama about pangolin conservation will begin next week, a representative from a Chinese environmental protection organization told the Global Times on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:23:42

The curtain falls

New York's iconic Broadway theater district will stay closed through the end of the year, its trade association said Monday, due to the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 17:48:43