2016-10-10 17:26:56 The Lowry
The National Ballet of China: The Peony Pavillion
A Ballet in Two Acts and Six Scenes (Adapted from Tang Xianzu’s play of the same name)
[Time]Tue 22 November - Sat 26 November
[Location] The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
An unmissable ballet from one of the greatest companies in the world providing an evening of spectacle and World-class exquisite dancing.
The 16th century epic, The Peony Pavillion is one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature. Adapted from Tang Xianzu’s play of the same name, The Peony Pavilion is a ballet telling a 16th-century story of passion pitted against impossible odds, an Eastern contemporary of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.
★★★★ "A captivating original" THE GUARDIAN
An evening of sumptuous spectacle and exquisite dancing featuring a company of over 70 dancers performing to the music of Debussy, Ravel, Holst and Prokofiev. Drawing on Chinese and Western influences, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of unique and enchanting ballet.
The Peony Pavilion is part of The Movement, a dance producing partnership between Birmingham Hippodrome, The Lowry and Sadler’s Wells. Supported by Arts Council England, The Movement aims to nurture talent and bring large scale dance productions to even wider audiences.
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National Ballet of China History
The National Ballet of China was founded in December of 1959. All of The National Ballet of China’s outstanding artists come from professional academies. During decades of care and support from the government and friends from all social sectors, the company has never ceased enriching its solid Russian foundations with works of different schools and styles. The company’s repertoire includes classics like Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Carmen, Onegin, and The Little Mermaid, as well as original creations like The Red Detachment of Women, The New Year Sacrifice, Yellow River, Raise the Red Lantern, The Peony Pavilion, and The Chinese New Year. By both performing Western ballets and creating works of its own with distinct national characteristics, the company has found a successful path for the development of Chinese ballet. It is fusing the classical and the modern, and cultures from all over the world.
Over more than 50 years, the company is proud to have made great achievements in talent training and stage productions, as well as in ballet promotion and education. Numerous ballet dancers, choreographers, musicians and stage artists have won major international awards, and have collaborated with international stars in their respective fields. The company has a repertoire of nearly 200 ballets, several of which are now known as classic Chinese works of art, and have become famous internationally.