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Tao Dance Theater to stage latest work at Shanghai Theater Academy

Tao Dance Theater will stage its latest work “Eight” at Shanghai Theater Academy on October 23 and 24this weekend, exploring body aesthetics by logic and repeating body movement. The work is jointly ...

October 22, 2015, Thursday


Artists put spotlight on hand-painted posters

VISITORS to the recently concluded 11th Shanghai Biennial at the Power Station of Art were greeted by a rather anachronistic work — a 5-meter-high hand-painted movie poster. This monumental piece was ...

March 20, 2017, Monday


Preserving antiquities, restoring skill sets

EVERYONE agrees that China’s historical heritage should be preserved, but restoring relics requires skilled hands that are short in supply. Hands like those of Jiang Daoyin, 71, an expert in restoring ...

March 18, 2017, Saturday


Qinglong discoveries accentuate city’s past

THE much-awaited exhibition “Archeological Discoveries from the Historical Port of Qinglong Town in Shanghai” is finally open to the public. The exhibit at Shanghai Museum which features archeological ...

March 18, 2017, Saturday


Shanghai Culture Square keeps faith with musicals

SHANGHAI Culture Square has re-emphasized its identity as a theater for music lovers as more than 80 percent of the programs scheduled for this season are musicals. They include seven big productions ...

March 18, 2017, Saturday


Traditions mark the arrival of equinox

VERNAL equinox, or chunfen, heralds the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere when the days are longer and nights shorter. It’s that special moment when the sun’s elliptical longitude reaches zero ...

March 18, 2017, Saturday


Austria pianist Rudolf Buchbinde presents Beethoven sonata cycle in Shanghai

BEETHOVEN’S 32 sonatas is now presenting in seven concerts as a series at Shanghai Symphony Hall by legendary Austria pianist Rudolf Buchbinder till March 19. The 71-year-old pianist has presented Beethoven’s ...

March 15, 2017, Wednesday


If only ... we took time to read aloud more often

KIPLING’S advice on how to “make the earth yours” in his celebrated poem brought tears to the eyes of Chinese TV viewers recently when it was read on air by Guo Xiaoping, founder of the Red Ribbon School ...

March 13, 2017, Monday


Paying tribute to local pioneer and old ‘Latin Quarter’

THE St Ignatius Cathedral was filled with people on the morning of November 24, 1933 in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the death of Xu Guangqi, the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) premier whom Xujiahui ...

March 11, 2017, Saturday


Grand Gothic cathedral restored to former glory

IN 1945, renowned architect Liang Sicheng (1901-72) was commissioned by the Kuomintang government to identify architecture worthy of preservation in China’s warring localities. In Shanghai, he picked ...

March 11, 2017, Saturday


 

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