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BeijingRachmaninow

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Australian Youth Orchestra; Jan Lisiecki
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Nutcracker Beijing-style

Chinese New Year © National Ballet of China
National Ballet of China’s The Chinese New Year, a Chinese adaptation of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker is without a doubt the most extravagant celebration of the national holiday that any resident of China could hope for.
***11
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An impeccable Giselle in Beijing

Wang Qimin and Ma Xiaodong in Giselle © Shi Ren
Unlike some contemporary Giselle being performed in the West, National Ballet of China’s version harks back to the delicacy and romance of the 1841 original. The choreography performed at Beijing’s NCPA last Friday was strikingly beautiful, wonderfully capturing the profound emotion of the piece. 
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Yang Wei's Earth / Quake

© Yin Peng
Willy Tsao’s Beijing Dance / LDTX performed wonderfully in the premiere of Chinese army choreographer Yang Wei’s Earth / Quake at Beijing’s PLA Theater last Tuesday.
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Tao Dance Theatre performs at home

© Wang Xiaojing
The internationally acclaimed Tao Dance Theatre presents Weight x 3 and 2 at the National Centre for the Pwrforming Arts, Beijing, for the first time.
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San Francisco presents Giselle in Beijing

Tiit Helimets and Yuan Yuan Tan © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet's Giselle brought enthusiastic Beijingers out in hordes to see Yuan Yuan Tan in the title role at the National Center for the Performing Arts on Friday night. 
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San Francisco Ballet : a neoclassical programme for Beijing

San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon's Rush © Erik Tomasson
On the second night of San Francisco Ballet’s second visit to Beijing, the company treated their Chinese audience to a varied programme: Tomasson’s Caprice, Wheeldon’s Rush, van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples, and Balanchine’s Theme and Variations.
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