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Greek artist Alkistis Protopsalti sings Chinese song, enthralling audience at Athens festival

Greek artist Alkistis Protopsalti, one of the most acclaimed and popular singers in the past four decades in Greece, sang a Chinese song during her performance at a festival in Athens on Sunday evening, enthralling the audience.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 18:13:41

NCPA hosts three-day-long Beijing Forums for Performing Arts 2019

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) hosted a performing arts forum in Beijing from Friday to Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 17:13:39

Chinese fans celebrate actress Meryl Streep's 70th birthday on social media

US actress Meryl Streep turned 70 on Saturday, causing numerous Chinese fans to celebrate her birthday by posting film clips and photos of her on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 16:18:39

'Spirited Away' dominates theaters in Chinese mainland

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli's nearly two-decades-old animated film Spirited Away made its Chinese mainland cinema debut on Friday, topping the single day box office with 54 million yuan ($7.86 million).
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 16:08:39

'The Radiance of Spacetime' aims to introduce traditional art of shadow play to children

The organizers for children's play The Radiance of Spacetime announced on Wednesday that the show is preparing for a nationwide tour of China for August.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 16:48:40

'Forgotten theater' reborn

An exquisite 19th-century French theater outside Paris that fell into disuse for one and a half centuries has been restored with the help of a 10 million euro donation from oil-rich Abu Dhabi.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 17:43:40

Chinese opera staged in Kyrgyz capital helps boost bilateral ties

A Chinese opera staged in the Kyrgyz capital reviving a heroic epic shared by the two neighbors highlights a common wish to enhance the understanding between the two peoples and boost bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 8:18:16

Chinese stage designer wins in best lighting at Prague Quadrennial

At the ongoing 14th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Chinese stage designer Zhou Zhengping won the Award of Best Lighting Design with his work on Yue Opera Peach Blossom Fan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/13 18:13:41

Traditional Cantonese Opera gets contentious in 'Trump on Show'

Trump on Show, a Cantonese Opera with a modern twist, has sparked criticism on social media for combining the traditional Chinese art form with political satire.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 18:48:41

New Peking Opera about Chinese general Xiang Yu debuts in Taipei

A newly composed Peking Opera about ancient Chinese general Xiang Yu debuted in Taipei on Saturday and Sunday, retelling the story between him and two women, namely, his favorite concubine Consort Yu and Lü Zhi, wife of his rival Liu Bang.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/10 17:58:39

New version of playwright Molière's 'Le Tartuffe' to premiere in China

Le Tartuffe, the representative comedy by French playwright Jean Baptiste Poquelin, who is widely known as Molière, has been reproduced by Lithuanian theater director Oskaras Korsunovas and is to premiere at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center from July 3 to 5.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 19:10:40

Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon to star in new Woody Allen film

Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon and French actor Louis Garrel are set to star in Woody Allen's new romantic comedy, which he starts filming in Spain's Basque Country on July 10, its production company said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/5 16:58:40

Children's play festival brings fun to NCPA

Children's Opera Snow White celebrated International Children's Day on Saturday with a performance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing, also kicking off the 8th China's Dream, Seedling Action festival, which showcases performances of children's plays.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 17:28:39

Chinese opera 'Monument to the People's Heroes' takes on new form

A new modern adaptation of traditional Chinese Bangzi opera Monument to the People's Heroes was staged at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Thursday as part of the Beijing Hebei Bangzi Troupe's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 17:23:41

China tour of Pushkin opera 'Eugene Onegin' highlights flourishing development of Sino-Russian cultural exchanges

"I am in love," Tatyana Larina, dressed in a white nightdress, exclaims excitedly as she shyly buries her head under her pillow. Blow the stage, the look on the faces of the Chinese audiences seems to indicate that they too have fallen in love.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:38:40

Beijing Dance Festival to get audiences' feet moving in July

The Beijing Dance Festival will be held July 16-28 this year. As summer reaches its peak in the capital, professional dancers and dance lovers from all over the world will share their experiences and thoughts on this art form at this international event.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:28:40

Jazz enjoying a comeback in major metropolises in China

A young girl swayed to the music while sitting at her seat in the front row of the small live house hidden in a Beijing alleyway. The venue was packed with Chinese and foreigners who had come to listen to this band from Chile give a performance of a genre that has been enjoying something of a comeback in China: jazz.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 18:13:40

Tragic tale

Dance drama Liu Sanjie kicked off its nationwide tour on Wednesday at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 17:58:40