Sunday, 29 May 2011

Chinese Ballet

I am going to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on June 9th to see the ballet "The Last Emporer" - but today I have been watching videos of Chinese Dancing.  Since reading the book "Mao's Last Dancer" and seeing the movie several times, I have learned so much about the wonderful training and quality of dance in China. 

Many readers will be familiar with the iconic ballet "Swan Lake" - watch the video below and see how the Chinese do it.

The following video is of the "Dance of the Red Lantern" performed in Amsterdam, Netherlands,
and is a wonderful exhibiton of combing Chinese culture with ballet.  It is a long video.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really good post!