In a post for The China Story, the University of Sydney’s David Brophy describes...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 1, 2008
The New York Times reviews Zen Shaolin, an artistic extravaganza performed outside in Henan Province: For those who were dazzled by the opening of the Beijing Olympics earlier this month, that ceremony had its roots in shows...
by Liu Yong | Jul 30, 2008
From Reuters: As a young ballet dancer, Zhao Ruheng would traipse across the Chinese countryside performing a carefully selected repertoire to factory workers and peasants and do her bit for the now notorious cultural...
by Liu Yong | Jul 25, 2008
From The International Herald Tribune: Clad in knee-high leather boots, spandex shorts and a sports bra, Xiao Yan struck a pose two feet off the ground, her head glistening with sweat and her arms straining as she suspended...
by Alison Satake | Feb 21, 2008
In Beijing, where one million people are disabled, only seven percent have gainful employment and few have promising futures. However, a performance troupe of 88 deaf and disabled dancers, musicians, and artists are succeeding...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 18, 2007
The Hong Kong Dance Company in Wuhan. Thanks to Lonnie B Hodge for posting this on YouTube:
by Sophia Cao | Sep 25, 2007
From Guardian Unlimited: Ballerinas with machine guns will grace the stage for the first performance at China National Grand Theatre, when the spectacular arts complex opens its doors on Tuesday. The Red Detachment of Women(Á∫¢Ëâ≤Â®òÂ≠êÂÜõ) ballet is one of seven shows that will be put on during a trial of the silver, egg-shaped building designed […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 30, 2007
The video below shows that three young men playing breakdance and Beijing acrobats together with the dough at Mr. Pizza restaurant at Wudaokou in Beijing, by tigerbalm06 and via Youtube:
by Kate Zhao | Jul 15, 2007
From Reuters via Yahoo.com: China will ensure that children taking part in new compulsory dance exercises at school do so in large groups, an attempt to calm parents worried about puppy love blossoming between their offspring, local media reported. The Education Ministry said in June it was introducing seven sets of dance steps to all […]
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