What’s On
Published: Aug 16, 2022 06:32 PM
Promotional material for Man of La Mancha Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Promotional material for Man of La Mancha Photo: Courtesy of Douban

'Man of La Mancha' - Musical performance

This musical set to be staged in Shanghai is the Chinese version of the Broadway musical of the same name, which is based on the classic novel Don Quixote by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. 

The musical integrates Cervantes' experiences with the story of Don Quixote, adding multiple layers to the adventure in the novel. Debuting in 1965, the musical still resonates with audiences today due to its great contemporary relevance. 

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony awards, including best musical in 1996. 

Directed by John Graves and Zhang Nan, the musical celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Chinese version. 

Where: Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai

When: Until September 11

Price: From 180 yuan ($27)

'Game on' - Art exhibition

 This exhibition in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, is a solo show for Spanish artist Edgar Plans. It showcases the artist's work with basketball and iconic players.

As a basketball lover and friend to many basketball players, Plans has created a fantastic world of basketballs with many mini-figures based on real-life basketball players. He wishes to provoke love and passion for basketball among people of all ages. 

Plans was born in 1977 in Madrid, Spain. Encouraged by his father, who is a sci-fi and fantasy novelist, Plans has been thinking and creating out of the box since a very young age. He loves graffiti, which he sees as an art form that full-on embraces liberation.

His works focus on the imaginary world in people's heads and his thoughts on problems in real life. 

He hopes to draw people's attention to real issues through artistic expression.    

Where: Mixc World, Shenzhen

When: Until September 20

Price: From 78 yuan ($12)

'Alex Vi: Three Distances' - Art exhibition

This exhibition in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, is a solo exhibition for Chinese photographer Alex Vi, also known as Li Xiaoliang. Displaying 200 photos and installations, this exhibition marks the first time Vi's observation and record of the society have been systematically showed for viewers.

The exhibition presents the photography practice of Vi from three perspectives: close-up view of figures on the silver screen, fashion models in their personal space and glimpses of crowds from a distance.

The first section presents the photo series Back to Black, which includes photos of more than 150 Chinese actors active on screen from 2009 to 2022. The second section shows the series Peking Apartments, presenting the lives of foreign models in Beijing. The third section displays photos of people in 12 countries and 40 cities, which brings viewers a sense of sadness and solitude. 

Where: Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha

When: Until October 9

Price: From 50 yuan ($7)