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Echoes of Eternity – Shanghai Ballet: London Coliseum, 17 August 2016

Maiden Shanghai Based on Bai Juyi’s poem The Song of Everlasting Regret about the loving relationship between the 8th century Chinese Emperor Li and his concubine Lady Yang, Shanghai Ballet’s Echoes of Eternity is not without its flaws. It’s far … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Shanghai Ballet: London Coliseum, 14 August 2013

Chinese Eyreloom According to the programme notes London Mayor Boris Johnson feels that Shanghai Ballet is “one of the world’s great ballet companies”. Without questioning Mr Johnson’s undoubtedly encyclopaedic balletic knowledge, this may be taking it a tad too far … Continue reading

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Preview: Shanghai Ballet – Jane Eyre: London Coliseum, 14-18 August 2013

Eyre we go Review now available by clicking here. Who’d have thought it? It seems that Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is a hugely popular story in China. So much so that a play was made of it and, as direct … Continue reading

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