Classic dance: Shanghai Ballet Company will restage two productions "La Sylphide" and "Serenade."
Shanghai Ballet Company restored "La Sylphide" under the guidance of French choreographer Jean Paul Gravier in 2002.
The dance originates from August Bournonville's "La Sylphide," which premiered in 1836 and is one of the most important classics in Romanticism.
A milestone in dance history, "Serenade" is one of George Balanchine's neo-classical works.
The ballet is performed by 28 dancers in blue costumes before a blue background.
Time: 7:15 pm, March 27-28
Place: Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Dadao
A tribute to Ibsen: Two celebrated Norwegian musicians and one Chinese soprano will present a chamber concert in tribute to Ibsen's works, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian playwright's death.
The programme will include Mozart's "Violin Sonata in C Major," K 303, Edvard Grieg's "Six Poems by Henrik Ibsen, Op 25," and Wolfgang Plagge's "The Button Molder, Op 143."
Time: 7:45 pm, March 25
Place: Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, 425 Dingxiang Lu
Fou Ts'ong: The renowned maestro will hold his first piano recital at Shanghai Concert Hall this April.
Fou Ts'ong was born in Shanghai in 1934. He studied with Zbigniew Drzewicki in Warsaw and then in 1960 settled down in London.
He has been a prize-winner in the Bucharest and Chopin competitions and was also awarded the special Mazurka prize.
He has performed worldwide in every continent, given master classes in many institutions, colleges, foundations and conservatoires. He has recorded music by composers such as Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart and Debussy.
Time: 7:30 pm, April 8
Place: Shanghai concert Hall, 523 Yan'an Dong Lu
(China Daily 03/18/2006 page8)
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