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'Parasite' the first South Korean film to win Palme d'Or

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's movie Parasite beat out Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Films Festival on Sunday, the first South Korean winner in the Festival's history.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 15:18:39

Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble brings 'Macbeth' to Beijing

Shakespeare's classical play Macbeth will be performed as musical by the Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing on June 13-14.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 14:58:39

NCPA int'l theater festival 2019 to open with drama "King Lear"

Suzuki Company of Toga from Japan will stage the drama "King Lear" at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing from June 6 to 8.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 14:33:17

Daliangshan theater festival aims to become drama king of China's mountainous southwest region

Standing on bamboo rafts, a man and woman dressed in the traditional clothing of the Yi ethnic group sing to each other from across the water. The boats, carrying an amazed audience, slowly floated across the water, passing by two dancers performing the traditional Korean talchum mask dance on a small island. Next, the boat passed by two young women dressed in ancient Greek clothing braiding each other's hair by the water. By their side stood an athletic young man dressed as Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and theater.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 16:25:26

12th China Art Festival to kick off on May 20 in Shanghai

The 12th China Art Festival, the country's top-level cultural and artistic event, is set to be held from May 20 to June 2 in Shanghai. A press conference was held on Friday for two participating original dramas, 'Gu Wenchang' and 'Dunhuang daughter', produced by the National Theatre of China and Shanghai Huju Theatre, respectively. 'Gu Wenchang' is a story about a Chinese official who works for people and society. 'Dunhuang daughter' is about a girl who devotes her life to Dunhuang research. (Photos: Chen Xia/GT)
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/18 0:26:53

An interview with award-winning Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi

Sitting down for an interview with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, I found it hard to believe that this rough looking individual in front of me had been able to make so many touching and subtle films. Majidi's films are closely connected with themes about everyday ordinary life that have resonated with moviegoers around the world - friendship, love and family.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:43:41

French sinologist puts modern twist on traditional Chinese opera

Having long been interested in classic Chinese literature, drama and theater, French sinologist Ivan Ruviditch was incredibly eager to enjoy traditional Chinese performances, like Kunqu opera, when he first went to Shanghai in the 1990s. Unfortunately, he found catching a show difficult since there weren't many performances at the time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 18:58:40

International Spy Museum reopens in Washington DC

A legendary car driven by James Bond in 1964 007 movie Goldfinger, a full-face latex mask which can be put on within five seconds, highly controversial waterboarding and other devices for torture and interrogation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 15:38:39

Immersive play brings new hope to autistic, special needs children in Shanghai theatre

An actor sits on the floor with an audience of children, turning over a paper fish again and again.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 17:08:39

Zhejiang Province town aims to become international art hub

Thirty-something Shen has been sitting the entire day in the hopes he will be able to put the last brush stoke to his painting before the sun sets. For many professional painters like Shen, the banks of the Oujiang River in Guyanhuaxiang, East China's Zhejiang Province, have become a trendy spot for sketching and painting in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 17:43:39

Chinese opera on legendary monk to debut in New York City

An opera featuring the famous monk Jianzhen of China's Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) will be presented at New York City's Lincoln Center next month, according to local theatrical sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 7:42:28

Opera 'Peaceful Year' to come to Tianqiao Theater

Chinese quju opera Peaceful Year will be staged at Beijing's Tianqiao Theater May 13-17, the Beijing Quju Theater announced during its open day on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 17:53:41

'Avengers: Endgame' blasts past 'Titanic' to all-time No.2

Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame has stormed into historic territory, earning $2.19 billion worldwide in less than two weeks to become the No.2 film of all time, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 17:48:40

Chinese media and entertainment company CMC Inc reveals film industry ambitions

Chinese media and entertainment giant China Media Capital (CMC), announced on Monday that it has obtained a cross-provincial cinema line license from the China Film Administration, becoming one of first beneficiaries of a cinema line license after a three-year hiatus.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 16:03:16

Dance drama The Railway to Tibet returns to stage

Chinese dance drama "The Railway to Tibet" returns to the stage of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from May 1 to 11, in commemoration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/1 10:59:39

CPAA Theatres to work with Thaiwoo Ice and Snow Town on marketing campaign

China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA) Theatres announced on Sunday it has established a cooperative marketing partnership with the Thaiwoo Ice and Snow Town in North China's Chongli county, where the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 will be held.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 17:28:40

Czech cubist art exhibition kicks off at Czech China Contemporary gallery in Beijing

Metamorphosis-Cubism, Czech Design and Collection Art exhibition kicked off at the Czech China Contemporary art gallery in Beijing on Saturday. Supported by the Czech government, Czech Department of Culture and the Czech Center, the exhibition coincides with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and features furniture, sculptures and paintings by Chinese and Czechic artists.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:38:48

Shakespeare's 455th Birthday Celebration Parade held in Britain

People participate in William Shakespeare's 455th Birthday Celebration Parade in Stratford-upon-Avon, Britain, April 27, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/28 13:42:19