The October holiday is fast approaching, and if you're anything like us you haven't made any plans and are totally unprepared. Here's a list of great events to fill those wonderful, workless days!
Russian National Ballet - Cinderella
In the grand tradition of Russian ballet, these graceful dancers from Moscow perform one of the most exquisite fairy tale ballets of all time. Cinderella is the iconic tale of the virtuous servant girl who, with the help of her fairy godmother, is magically transformed, attends the royal ball, and captures the heart of the prince. This ballet masterpiece is filled with sumptuous costumes, lush scenery, comical stepsisters and a malevolent stepmother.
Date: 29th/30th September 19:15
Price: RMB 280 / 380 / 480 / 500 (280 *2) / 660 (380*2) / 680 / 880
Budweiser Storm Festival
EDM megafest Storm is back for its fourth year in Shanghai, with backing once again from Budweiser. With headliners Alesso, Hardwell and Skrillex confirmed, as well as Oliver Heldens, Duke Dumont and RL Grime. Iconic UK DJ Pete Tong will also be making an appearance.
Date: 1st - 2nd Oct
Price: 1-day ticket 380 RMB / 2-day ticket 680 RMB - VIP 1-day ticket 680 RMB / VIP 2-day ticket 1180 RMB
The official after party of Storm with top 100 DJ Oliver Helden
Date: 2nd Oct 10pm
National Philarmonic of Russia
“The National Philharmonic of Russia does its artistic heritage proud….Heeding the clear vision of Spivakov, its members play with a cohesiveness and insight that belies their short history, as if they have been doing this forever. ” — Newsday
Date: 3rd Oct 19:30
Price: 180 / 280 / 380 / 580 / 880 / 1080
Kesha originally started her career writing tracks for other singers and rappers, signing for Kemosabe Entertainment in 2008, but after she featured on Flo Rida’s chart-topping hit ‘Right Round’, she was catapulted to stardom. She will be rocking the Shanghai Grand Stage during golden week!
Date: 4th October: 19:30
Price: RMB 599 / 799 / 999
Whales, Stories of Giants
Put on your 3D glasses and follow a giant whale from South America to traverse time and space! Whales, Stories of Giants is an innovative and interdisciplinary dance performance inspired by stories and legends from Mexican and Chilean traditions. The interactivity between dance and 3D projections allows the viewer to become immersed in these ancient stories, updated with a contemporary aesthetic and narrative.
Date: 4 Oct - 2.30pm / 7.30pm 5 Oct - 10.30am / 2.30pm
Price: RMB 180 / 280 / 380 / 480
Age: 6-12 years old
Another highly acclaimed production from the Russian State Ballet will be coming to Shanghai in October, with the beautiful fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty gracing Shanghai Oritental Art Centre over golden week.
Date: 5th/6th October 19:15
Price: RMB 80 (sold out) / 180 (sold out) / 280 / 380 / 480 / 500 (280*2) / 660 (380*2) / 680 / 880
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon (screening)
Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role.
Date: 6th October 14:00 / 19:15
Price: RMB 100 (sold out) / 150 / 200
Duration: Around 3 hours
The highly acclaimed Russian State Ballet bring the famous show 'The Nutcracker' to Shanghai in October. The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
Date: 6th/7th October 19:15
Price: RMB 280 / 380 / 480 / 500 (280*2) / 660 (380*2) / 680 / 880
Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular of all ballets.
Date: 28th September 19:15 / 3rd October 14:00/19:15 / 4th October 14:00 / 5th October 14:00
Price: 80 (sold out) / 180 / 280 / 380 / 480 / 500 (280*2) /660 (380*2) / 680 / 880