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Love’s Colors

In the rehearsal room of the Beijing Contemporary Dance Theater (BCDT), Wang Yuanyuan, the artistic director, and her dancers are in the process of preparing their new piece, Colors of Love, which is set to be performed in Beijing’s Poly Theater on December 16-17 as

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Ballet Preljocaj Portrays a Lustful Snow White

This latest rendition is certainly not the Walt Disney version of Snow White. The collaboration between choreographer Angelin Preljocaj and haute couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier presents audiences with a dark, ambiguous and complicated contemporary ballet based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale. In

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Journey to the Center of Yourself

Khan and Binoche take us Inside I From the moment Juliette Binoche first broke into our consciousness as the beautiful, fragile photographer in the Unbearable Lightness of Being, her work has been about taking risks. Yet her decision two years ago to become a dancer

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Once Upon a Time in Beijing

A firsthand account of life in the Forbidden City For 30 years, Gobulo Runqi had led a simple but purposeful life as a respected Chinese doctor in Beijing, living in an ordinary apartment with his family until his death late last year. The only thing

The Heartbeats of New Generation

Latvian Pianist Returns to Shanghai “It is highly recommended [as a performer] to ask yourself this question every day – why should people listen to me instead of any other musician?”  This year seems to be a “China Year” for Latvian pianist Vestard Shimkus. After

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Breathe, Dance, Live

Immerse yourself in a cool pool of modern dance as the Sixth Beijing International Theater and Dance Festival floods the city. Energetic, flexible, artistic, graceful, passionate, dynamic and abstract – one of modern dance’s defining characteristics is its endless diversity of definition. The versatile art