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So Many Ballets Coming to Shanghai Soon!

By peterdixon89@ho..., 07/21/2016 - 15:03
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Shanghai is about to get a whole lot classier.

 

As the heat gets lower, Shanghai's brow is going to get hella high.

From August pretty much every ballet ever (coming from someone who knows nothing about ballet) is coming to Shanghai.

From Swan Lake to Sleeping Beauty, from The Nutcracker to Sleeping Beauty again (yep, that's 2 Sleeping Beauties)

 

So, check out the dates and times below, buy yourself some glad rags and get ready to party Tchaikovsky style.

Memories of a Kiss | 3rd/4th August | Shanghai Grand Theatre

World Ballet Stars Gala will be held at Shanghai Grand Theatre on 3rd and 4th August 2016. World-renowned ballet stars from Germany, France, Austria, Russia and other countries will be invited to perform on the stage of SGT. The opening programme of the performance will be a brand new production of The Rite of Spring by Shanghai Ballet, followed by performances of international starts in celebration of ballet.

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Ballet Gala of Bolshoi Soloists | 12th/13th August | Shanghai Culture Square

Bolshoi Ballet is Russia's first-class professional performing arts group, and is considered one of the best ballet groups in the world.
Ten stars and soloists of Bolshoi Ballet will tour China For the first time to bring you a world-class show.

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty | 16th August - 4th September | Shanghai Culture Square

In 2014, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake made a huge splash in Shanghai's culture scene. “Sleeping Beauty" is his new great production. This dazzling ballet has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and the USA since its premiere.

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Compagnie Marie Chouinard, 2nd/3rd September, Daning Theatre

“Marie Chouinard presents us with a series of solos with incredible power of evocation. [She] inscribes her Sacre in a history of the twentieth century, in the wake of those of Nijinsky, Pina Bausch and Maurice Béjart." Philippe Noisette, Les Échos, France, 2016

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Teatro Alla Scala Ballet - Giselle | 8th/9th/10th September | Shanghai Oriental Art Center

The Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala boasts a glorious past with roots going back centuries to the 1778 inauguration of the world’s most celebrated musical theatre.

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In the grand tradition of Russian ballet, these graceful dancers from Moscow perform one of the most exquisite fairy tale ballets of all time.

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Swan Lake by Russian State Ballet | 28th September - 5th October | Shanghai Oriental Art Centre

The Prince's friends are eager for the chase, but he begs them to leave him, and whilst he is alone the Swan Queen comes to him in the human form of Odette and tells her story. She is under the spell of an evil magician, Von Rothbart, and reveals that by day she and her friends are turned into swans.

 

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