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German opera great Harry Kupfer dies aged 84

One of the world's most celebrated opera directors, Germany's Harry Kupfer, has died at the age of 84 in Berlin, his agency confirmed on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/1 16:48:40

One of Thailand's last Chinese opera troupes lights up Bangkok

An ancient world of swords, and folklore roars to life on the darkened street, offering a momentary escape from the modern-day bustle of Bangkok's unstoppable development.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/30 22:38:04

Lao She classic debuts at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

The first-ever stage adaptation of Chinese writer Lao She's Heavensent debuted at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 16:23:40

Uncertain future

The dance floor of Claerchens Ballhaus has seen it all: from its first tangos in 1913 to balls for war widows to the Cuban rumba banned by the Nazis.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/26 16:18:41

Chinese adaptation of 'Hamlet' to tour nation in 2020

The producers of a Chinese version of Shakespeare classic Hamlet, directed by Li Liuyi, revealed the play's tour schedule for 2020 on Tuesday. The drama, starring Hu Jun, Pu Cunxin and Lu Fan, will start its second national tour with a series of performances at Beijing's Poly Theater in 2020 from March 12 to 15.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 18:08:43

World Class Theater for the Chinese Audiences Forum comes to an end with focus on variety

The last talk was held at the World Class Theater for the Chinese Audiences Forum on Friday. This final talk focuses on the power and influence of theater.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 16:13:40

Experts discuss the art of stage plays at World Class Theater for Chinese Audiences forum

A dialogue among Chinese theater director Roy Szeto, Chinese actor Zhang Liang, French director Jean Varela, Lithuaniain director Egidijus Stancikas and Eric Lacascade took place during the World Class Theater for Chinese Audiences forum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 18:06:26

International theater forum kicks off in Beijing

Featuring seven special theme events, the World Class Theater for Chinese Audiences forum kicked off in Beijing on Tuesday. During the four-day forum, directors and scholars from home and abroad, including China's Hong Kong director Roy Szeto and French directors Jean Varela and Eric Lacascade, will hold a series of talks on topics such as theater production, education and young talents.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 15:47:11

Blue Man Group kicks off China tour in Beijing

US performance art troupe Blue Man Group kicked off its debut China tour in Beijing, earning massive approval among Chinese fans.
Source: | 2019/11/29 2:07:28

Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center releases eight plays for 2020

Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center (SDAC) released eight of its plays for 2020 on Tuesday. This year, the release was done in a "dramatic" way by turning the whole of the center into an interactive wonderland.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 22:21:29

Peking Opera returns to London

China National Peking Opera Company (CNPOC) returns to London's Sadler's Wells Theatre from Wednesday to Thursday this year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 22:17:36

International theater festival in Xichang, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, bridges East and West

For puppet maker Helene Barr, this would be no easy task as it meant she would witness the puppet's inception, and then its gradual melting, in a single day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 18:18:41

French ice puppet show shines at Daliangshan International Theater Festival

"Anywhere", a French puppet show witnessed a houseful audience on its debut at the ongoing international theater festival in Xichang, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/23 23:41:58

Turkmenistan stages first opera after 19-year ban comes to an end

Reclusive Turkmenistan staged its first foreign opera on Tuesday, nearly 19 years after the Central Asian country's founding president banned the art form as "incompatible with Turkmen mentality."
Source: AFP | 2019/11/20 15:53:41

Musical 'Titanic' kicks off China tour at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

The musical Titanic kicked off the first show of its tour of China at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/14 15:30:55

Theater adaptation of 'The Song of Everlasting Sorrow' returns to Beijing after 15 years

The theater adaptation of writer Wang Anyi's classic novel The Song of Everlasting Sorrow was staged at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) for three nights starting Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 18:23:39

New theater works to be staged for the upcoming performance season

A total of 20 outstanding theater dramas will be staged for the two-month-long 4th New Arts Performance Season, which kicks off in Beijing on Thursday. These dramas will offer audiences unforgettable experiences from young and promising directors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 16:13:39

Russian drama 'Three Sisters' shines at 7th Wuzhen Theater Festival

On the stage, four women wearing differently-styled black dresses sit in front of a table. The women, three of whom are sisters, recall their beautiful memories of their time in Moscow. They smile as they talk about their desire to return to the lovely city, which leads to the audience to think that perhaps their dream will come true.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 19:07:48