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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

Monroe shoot launches stunning career

PHOTOGRAPHER Douglas Kirkland, 82, still remembers his first meeting with Marilyn Monroe. It was 1961, and the young staffer at Look Magazine was in Beverly Hills to photograph the famous beauty for the ...

September 24, 2016, Saturday

Poet uses fable to discuss serious themes

HUNGARIAN poet Geza Szocs compares the ancient Chinese emperor with the Dutch population of Transylvania, asking, through the mouth of an owl, whether the world will collapse because the emperor has lost ...

September 24, 2016, Saturday

The Bard shares stage with Tang Xianzu

THE “Shakespeare of the Orient” met the Bard of England in a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming under the Southern Bough” at a theater in Shanghai last week. The show combined the 17th-century ...

September 19, 2016, Monday

Though time-worn, kites still spur flights of fancy

KITES are quintessentially Chinese. They originated in China over 2,000 years ago, when silk made for fine sails and bamboo was ideal for light frames. Ancient Chinese sources describe how kites were ...

September 12, 2016, Monday

Outdoor stage set to make its debut

To celebrate its second anniversary, Shanghai Poly Grand Theater will present a special season from today to November, featuring 26 programs by artists from 20 countries....

September 3, 2016, Saturday

Sadness, joy mingled in 1943 visit to the convent

EVERY year, nearly 100 couples take their wedding vows in a domed hall atop a Shanghai restaurant in the heart of Xujiahui. The four-story restaurant is the only remnant of what was once the Xujiahui ...

September 2, 2016, Friday

Sweet potatoes started a new era in farming

A HEAVY flood inundated farmland in the Jiangnan region south of the Yangtze River in 1608. Xu Guangqi, a scholar of the era, was worried about starving farmers whose crops had been destroyed. He was ...

September 2, 2016, Friday

Chilean author finds storytelling novels boring

Alejandro Zambra’s novel “Multiple Choice” is both surprising and intriguing....

September 2, 2016, Friday

Verdi’s Falstaff returns to Shanghai stage in new ‘era’

FALSTAFF, the hero of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s last opera, will be “punished” again on stage in Shanghai Opera House’s new production. Though still based in Shakespeare’s Windsor in England, ...

September 2, 2016, Friday


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