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Magnificent Ballet & Dance Events This Winter

Culture Vultures! This winter is jam packed with high brow entertainment. With three (yep, THREE) versions of Swan Lake, some Irish jigging and physical theatre, there's something for every dance enthusiast, people looking to really impress a first date or partners who have some making up to do...

Cie zeitSprung: Komplizen Reloaded
kmplizen Komplizen is an investigative exploration of what defines communities of people with a shared goal. The formation of such a community is not much different from that of a gang who accomplishes to rob a bank.
Shanghai International Dance Center
November 24
From 180RMB

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Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra: Cinderella
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Mariinsky Ballet presents one of the most celebrated works in its repertoire, Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella. The production launched the choreographer to international stardom, earning him a reputation for revitalizing classical ballet with urbane sophistication and modern storytelling.
Shanghai Grand Theatre Lyric Theatre
November 27
1680RMB

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E.sperimenti Dance Company: Hopera
o_1bqcuk4of1ehk19dg5l1khg116l1qHopera is a dreamlike journey in the melodies of famous Bel Canto. The choreography is composed of a high-energy movement language that is drawn from different genres and styles. Tradition and innovation are knitted nicely together and make this work appeal to the audience both young and old.
Shanghai International Dance Center
December 9-10
From 280RMB

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Still House: Of Riders and Running Horses
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Of Riders and Running Horses is a dance event which takes the raw ingredients of a folk event; public space, the night, live-music and ritual and imbues it with the ‘modern,’ progressive sensibilities and choreographic vocabulary so distinctive in Dan’s work.
Shanghai International Dance Center
December 14-16
180RMB

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Spanish Ballet of Murcia: Flamenco Carmen
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'Carmen' tells the story of love, jealousy, and death between the soldier Don José and the gypsy Carmen, who has become a symbol of tragedy. The passionate yet melancholic Flamenco ends up revealing the true nature of this half-angel, half-demon gypsy woman.
Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Opera Hall
December 15-17
From 280RMB

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Shanghai Ballet: The Nutcracker
nutcrackerThe Nutcracker, a two-act ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, has become perhaps the most popular ballet performed during the Christmas season. The version by Derek Deane features Chinese elements as well as magical stage sets and lighting.
Shanghai Grand Theatre Lyric Theatre
December 22-24
From 280RMB

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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake
swanlakeOne hundred and thirty-five years ago, audiences heard the Swan Lake music by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. Since then, the world of ballet has never been the same.
Shanghai Oriental Art Center
January 3-6
From 196RMB

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Russian State Ballet: The Nutcracker
NutcrackerThe Nutcracker is a renowned Russian classic presenting evocative music and exquisite dance. This ballet, with its mystery and romance, has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract large audiences worldwide.
Shanghai Oriental Art Center
January 5 & 7
From 266RMB

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Riverdance
riverdanceDrawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song.
Shanghai Grand Theatre Lyric Theatre
January 9-14
From 380RMB

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Martial Art in Dance
o_1buqa3ju81g3c18o91iv913hrl7fn Choreographer Zhao Liang will premiere his latest creation "Martial Art in Dance". Four young contemporary dancers and three martial artists will put on an intense show of saber play, swordplay, cudgel play and Tai Chi at Shanghai International Dance Center.
Shanghai International Dance Center
January 19-20
From 180RMB

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Russian State Ballet of Astrakhan: Swan Lake
Swanlake2 Swan Lake is a Russian classic, replete with haunting music and exquisite dance. This ballet has captured the imagination of many generations. Its fairy-tale mystery and romance continue to fascinate audiences worldwide.
Shanghai Culture Square
February 6
From 180RMB

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