New shows on stage

(China Daily)
Updated: 2008-06-13 09:26

The cultural scene of Beijing can never be dull. Go and check out the upcoming new show.

Ballet San Jose from California hits the Beijing stage with its production of Stravinsky's The Firebird. The ballet is based on a Russian folk tale of the adventures of Prince Ivan in the realm of Kashchei the Immortal, where he meets a magical glowing bird. Established in 1986, the ballet troupe has a repertoire of more than 120 traditional and modern classical ballets.

7:30 pm, June 13-14
Poly Theater, Dongsi Shitiao, Chaoyang District

The contemporary dance troupe Carmina Burana from Israel is soon to perform in Beijing. Led by artistic directors Daniella Schapira and Tamir Ginz, the troupe of 11 young dancers, including Burger Uri, Ferdman Eliana, and Gal Danie, pay tribute to ancient culture in contemporary dance language .

7:30 pm, June 19-20
Haidian Theater, 84 Haidian Lu

The Arabian Nights song and dance gala is performed by more than 100 performers from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Qatar. Based on the legend 1001 Arabian Nights and tales of the Silk Road at its zenith, the show portrays the mystical Arabic world and its longstanding friendship with China.

7:30 pm, June 23
Beizhan Theater, Xizhimenwai Dajie, Haidian District

The Greek choreographers of the 2008 sacred Olympic flame relay will be in Beijing on June 23 to celebrate International Olympic Day. They present a performance of traditional Greek dance re-enacting the sacred ceremony held at the ancient Olympian site on March 24.

7:30 pm, June 23
Great Hall of the People, west of Tian'anmen Square