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Curtain call

Updated: 2012-08-31 14:32
( China Daily)

Curtain call

Yang Liping, who put on a peacock dance for the first time in 1979, is announcing her retirement by doing a peacock tour one more time, starting from Kunming on Aug 23.

The dance has four chapters, named after the four seasons. The semi-autobiographical dance drama tells of how the peacock is born, falls in love, suffers the pain of departure from her lover and finally regains her serenity.

After the first stop of a global tour, the show goes to Guangzhou and will head to Beijing and Shanghai afterward. Yang plans to become a choreographer after hanging up her dancing shoes.

8 pm, Aug 31, Sept 1 and 2. Guangzhou Opera House, Exit B1 of Zhujiang New Town subway station, the interchange of subway line 3 and line 5, Guangzhou, Guangdong province. 020-3839-2888.

7:30 pm, Oct 24-27. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng district, Beijing. 010-6655-0000.

7:15 pm, Oct 31, Nov 1 and 2. Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd, Shanghai. 400-600-1081, 021-5186-3979.

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