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UK theaters adapt to social distancing

London's West End has traditionally drawn people from all over the world to see its shows but theaters have been forced to reinvent themselves because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/18 17:28:41

'National Treasure of Canada' Cirque Du Soleil to hold first post-outbreak show in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province

Cirque Du Soleil of Canada announced on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo that the troupe will return to the stage for their first series of post-COVID-19 shows starting on June 3 in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 16:58:40

China's cultural industry takes first steps toward resumption of normal life

After closing for 110 days, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra finally performed in front of a live audience in its home theater in Shanghai on Friday. The long-awaited live performance was held on the same day that cinemas and theaters were allowed to reopen in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/10 17:43:40

Virus could keep theaters shut for a year, producers warn

To reopen, or not to reopen with social distancing? That is the question haunting theaters and cinemas that were shuttered overnight by coronavirus lockdowns.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/6 15:48:40

Chinese netizens concerned over S.Korea's decision to reopen cinemas

Chinese netizens expressed concern over the safety of moviegoers in South Korea after CGV, South Korea's largest multiplex chain, announced that it will reopen 36 theaters on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 22:08:40

Online English course for memorizing Shakespeare's birth and death anniversary gains support in China

Chinese netizens showed respect and paid tribute to renowned English writer Shakespeare on Chinese social media after UK international organization British Council launched an online English course for memorizing Shakespeare's 404th birth and death anniversary on Thursday.
Source: | 2020/4/23 4:32:34

Music capital Vienna silenced by coronavirus crisis

Austria had hoped that the year 2020 would be dedicated to celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who died in Vienna in 1827.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/15 17:03:40

Edinburgh comedy club goes online to beat lockdown

When the British government ordered a three-week public lockdown to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Anthony Dorman knew his Edinburgh comedy club was in danger of shutting for good.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/6 17:18:40

Chinese adaptation of BL web novel promotes China's traditional Peking Opera

Chinese web drama Winter Begonia, an adaptation of a popular Boys' Love (BL) web novel, has earned high marks among TV viewers in China for its efforts to promote the traditional culture of Peking Opera.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 16:03:42

LA Opera deems Domingo misconduct accusations credible

The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday its investigation into star Placido Domingo had found accusations of "inappropriate conduct" against its former director to be credible.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/11 16:52:18

As coronavirus concerns bloom, performing arts world fears major hit

Coronavirus angst has the world washing its hands with newfound vigor - but the performing arts world wringing them, as directives to scrap mass events threaten the entertainment world with economic chaos.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/11 16:43:40

US comedian uses laughter to reveal humorous side of Chinese people

A video by US stand-up and improv comedian Jesse Appell went viral on Chinese social media recently, earning more than 10 million views. The video featured a recording of a charity show the comedian performed in Massachusetts during which he showed the audience video clips from popular short video platform TikTok revealing how people in Wuhan have been finding ways to entertain themselves and others while quarantined due to COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 20:48:40

Paris Opera urges sick ticket-holders to stay away amid virus outbreak

The Paris Opera on Wednesday urged would-be visitors with flu-like symptoms to stay away to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus which has sickened 257 people, and killed four, in France.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/5 16:18:40

Japanese ballet troupe inspires Chinese by singing China's national anthem

A Japanese ballet troupe sang the Chinese national anthem in Chinese, the latest from Japanese society to support China's fight against the coronavirus outbreak, which was well received by the Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 20:58:13

Chinese-Egyptian theatre gala marks China's 2020 Spring Festival in Cairo

The main gate of a downtown theatre belonging to Cairo Opera House was crowded with visitors who strived to get in and watch the Chinese and Egyptian folklore performances presented during an evening gala held on Thursday to mark the 2020 Chinese Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 20:32:20

Drama I Love Peach Blossom staged in Shanghai

A new production of the play I Love Peach Blossom premiered at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre on Thursday. Written by Zou Jingzhi and Yang Haoyu directorial, it is a poignant tale involving a married couple and a male outsider that delves on the question of who should be wiped out in a triangular love story.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/17 19:58:16

Lao She Youth Theater Awards to fund 12 scripts from young writers

A total of 12 scripts from young writers have been chosen as the winners of the Lao She Youth Theater Awards support project. These scripts - seven stage plays, four Chinese operas and one musical - were selected from a total of 131 submitted works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:53:45

Ballet dancers down tutus in longest strike ever at Paris Opera

The Paris Opera has lost more than 12 million euros ($13.3 million) in a month-long strike by ballet dancers fighting to cling onto pension rights that date back to the "Sun King" Louis XIV.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/5 20:14:30