A multimillion-dollar stunning acrobatic extravaganza, the first of its kind in China, ERA is a multimedia odyssey whose inspiration is a direct result of the combination of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology.
Spiral Acrobatic Show is consistently voted one of the best acrobatic shows in the city, taking it's inspiration from modern life - it immerses the viewer in a modern take of the traditional acrobatics shows everyone loves.
Toruk - The First Flight is a Cirque du Soleil production that brings to stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron's film Avatar. Transport yourself to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting and experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility.
In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt to win the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if they should fail, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio shall give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.
Outrageous high comedy ensues as the pangs of unrequited love affect the unforgettable characters of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. While the lovelorn Duke Orsino plots to win the heart of the mourning Olivia, an alliance of servants and hangers-on scheme against the high-handedness of Olivia’s steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola, who has disguised herself as a young man under the name Cesario, to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet and hilarious chain of events follows.
Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Jeremy Herrin's previous work for Shakespeare's Globe includes 2011's much loved Much Ado About Nothing.
Roger Allam won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010. Other recent credits include The Thick of It (BBC) and Tamara Drewe (Film). Colin Morgan is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series Merlin. Jessie Buckley and James Garnon featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production. Jeremy Herrin featured in a Adopt a Director interview for this production.
KK Vienna is the meeting place for incredible world-class music. You can discover classical music in a lively, social, casual, drink and food concert experience. There’s no veil between the audience and the musicians; you can connect personally to the story of the music.
Xu Qi is a Shanghai Opera House bass singer and a national actor; member of the Chinese musicians Association. Have been acting in more than 30 operas on stage and perfomed all over the world including France and Canada where he won, in 2009 the first prize in the Canadian International Vocal Music Competition.
Winner of the 2015 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play, Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live during the production's original 2014 London run by National Theatre Live.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
Spiral Acrobatic Show is consistently voted one of the best acrobatic shows in the city, taking it's inspiration from modern life - it immerses the viewer in a modern take of the traditional acrobatics shows everyone loves.
Every Tuesday night The Pearl screens a great movie, for free! Come along with your e-ticket and enjoy the movie with happy hour from 5-7pm. You can also purchase a great burger deal right here for only 88RMB!
Candor is proud to present Black Mirror, a new kind of burlesque affair. Fully immerse yourself in this completely original Dark Circus Experience on March 2nd, 3rd, 16th and 17th at 10:00 pm. Black Mirror combines the traditional circus and a new darker aesthetic with the modern allure of Cabaret to create a new unique show. This innovative, genre-bending performance will leave you fascinated by their classic magic and contemporary dance. They will wow you with their pyrotechnics and leave you wanting so much more with their sultry moves and captivating costumes.
Stage Russia HD (Satirikon Theatre): Anton Chekhov’s first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev. Yury Butusov's frenetic production abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own.
Zovi, Marc, Shengji and Sasha are Pourquoi Pas? (/puʁ.kwa pɑ/) meaning Why Not? is a Swing Jazz Quartet that will get you on your feet and dancing to high energy standards, originals and "biensur" let us not forget, all in french flair! Join us for an evening of belle epoque swing a la manouche.
Così is a play by Australian playwright Louis Nowra which was first performed in 1992 at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia. Set in a Melbourne mental hospital in 1971, Così is semi-autobiographical and is the sequel to his previous semi-autobiographical play, Summer of the Aliens. The play was adapted into the 1996 film Cosi.
Un Caffe Bar presents you in cooperation with Salsa Tropicanna.....their Latino Night this Friday, 20th March! Entrance fee is 50 RMB including one selected drink.
A hot, steamy night of pure Latin beats and passionate dancers. Put on your dancing shoes and wirle on the dance floor! Come early to get your moves with a free salsa lesson with Rambo and stay until late to the fiesta loca by the DJ!
The tropical feeling is guaranteed with the Caribbean cocktails and spicy Latin rythms. Salsa, bachata, merengue and much more.
As the first cross-border cooperation, we added the elements of drama into modern dances. Then, what changes will they have? A person may meet 29,200,000 people in the whole life and the probability that two people fall in love will be 0.000049. Xie Xin, the popular dancer and choreographer from mainland China, and Pan Zhenhao, the choreographer from Hong Kong will give a sincere performance in mixed relations to explain what the relationship will be between two persons……
Seriously, what could be better then a Circus show? A Circus DRAG SHOW! Come to our elegantly spooktacular circus Drag Show, a cavilcade of queens at Candor's Ball-room. Feast your eyes on Shanghai's loveliest ladies featuring Miss Uni Verse, Fantasia, Wuwu Yan, Kimberly, Coco-Santi and the gorgeous Mo Meaux. Be sure to book your ticket to not miss our devious divas on Saturday, March 24th at 10:00pm.
"I very much admired Xie Xin’s choreography. In her style, I see features that you might not find in European contemporary dance. The extreme sensitivity and subtlety of Xie Xin has the same uniqueness as Sankai Juku"
-Mr. Uotinen, Finland Kuopion dance festival director of the art festival
The Carmen coproduced by Shanghai Opera House, Opera Hong Kong and Slovene National Theatre, with Philippe Arlaud as the stage director, set and lighting designer. This production of Carmen premiered at Hong Kong Cultural Center in May 2012 and then had its first debut in mainland China at Shanghai Culture Square in June 2012. It has been performed many times at various major theatres in China and was presented at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in July 2016 as the closing performance of Shanghai Opera House’s 2015/2016 Performance Season. The SOH’s production of Carmen had won great acclaims in China and each performance put up for public sale was immediately snapped up.
At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…
As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?
The doors to the McKinnon Hotel - home of Sleep No More in Shanghai - are now open.
Sleep No More tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens, offering an audience experience unlike anything else. Audiences move freely through the epic story, creating their own journeys through a film noir world.
This is an extraordinary theatrical event: a production by the dazzling Yukio Ninagawa of a Zen comedy-drama by Hisashi Inoue that questions the samurai ethos and the cult of violent retribution. Although the production, played in Japanese with surtitles, runs for three hours, it is remarkable for its lightness, speed and benevolent pacifist instinct.
Internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s latest work, Grand Finale, is a spectacularly bold and ambitious new piece featuring 10 dancers and six musicians.
Grand Finale is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Filtering this irrepressible spirit, Shechter creates a vision of a world in freefall: part gig, part dance, part theatre and wholly original.
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children.
Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him.
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran’s critically-acclaimed production returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for three weeks only, with Antony Sher reprising his role as King Lear, one of the greatest parts ever written by Shakespeare.
Romeo & Juliet, is a hit musical show bringing a timeless story & mythical characters to life. This French musical has been played for more than 15 years all around the world. The story and message of Romeo & Juliette talks to all generation & people.
Nabucco, King of Babylon, takes Jerusalem in his war with the Israelites – but his daughter Fenena loves the Israelite Ismaele. She releases their prisoners, leading her vengeful half-sister Abigaille to plot to take power. Nabucco declares himself a god and is struck by a bolt of lightning.
Abigaille tricks the now feeble king into signing a death warrant for the Israelites, including Fenena and Ismaele. Nabucco prays to the God of Israel for forgiveness; his sanity is restored and he saves the prisoners from death. He converts himself and his people, while Abigaille commits suicide.
Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart forever?
Paul Ogata worked for years as a top-rated morning radio personality in Honolulu on KDDB-FM.
He has appeared on several television shows, most notably Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, the syndicated Comics Unleashed and CBS's Late Late Show.
Ogata is an award-winning comedian. In 2004, he was victorious in the TakeOut Comedy Competition, earning the title of "Funniest Asian-American Comedian in the U.S." In 2007, Ogata won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, joining a list of previous winners which include Dana Carvey, Sinbad and Jake Johannsen.
BR2 is a light itinerant show.
Year 2222: the sunlight no longer reaches the planet Earth because of the climate change... but we aren't completely in the dark!
BR2 robots are entrusted to amuse and nurture Humanity with their light, created from solar rays, a magical light that causes laughter, health and happiness!!!
So, if you see them walk towards them! And above all... enjoy the show! The BR2 (two male and one female) will demonstrate that robots can dance as well...
A one-man show, performed by writer, director, actor and co-founder of Peking University's Institute of World Theatre and Film Joseph Graves, Revel's World of Shakespeare chronicles Graves' own experiences at London's Chelsea School for Boys under the tutelage of Clive T. Revel, a tyrannical, alcoholic professor who saw Shakespeare as a religion (if not a cult), pressing his young charges into terrified service.
Curiously, it was two Frenchmen who gave life to the myth of Spain and its women. Prospero Mérimée with his tragic novel and Georges Bizet with his fiery and passionate opera. Carmen prefers death to falsehoods or the denial of freedom. Her love is as absolute as it is brief, given only at the peak of its intensity.
With Mi Carmen Flamenca ('My Flamenco Carmen'), Antonio Andrade and his Andalusian Flamenco Company present an adaptation of the famous Carmen (Bizet) in a production that incorporates elements of jazz, Arabic music, Salsa and Flamenco. After all, Carmen takes place in Sevilla, the cradle of Flamenco.
Michael broke the mould of traditional Irish dancing by incorporating upper body movement and creating edgy rhythm patterns that departed from the traditional. He has created, directed and produced several successful shows including Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger.
His Lord of the Dance show broke box office records all over the world. In 1998 Lord of the Dance set a record-breaking run of 21 consecutive shows at London's legendary Wembley Arena. It is a record that still stands to this day. Worldwide video sales were in excess of 12 million copies.
As the fifth new works of Xiexin Dance Theater, it is based on the body and with the clue of dramas and environmental properties in order to explore the hidden meaning of the actions and superficial expressions of the intentions. Then, it will be the exploration to search the spiritual peak of human beings.
¥ 80-380 RMB
Shanghai International Dance Center Experimental Theatre
"Seriously Funny" is a dance comedy show by fair play crew. The story of a modern-day man's life told in the universal language of dance wins viewers' hearts all around the world. It's funny, witty and full of accurate observations. As the plot unfolds, you start looking at a grotesque mirror, seeing… yourself.
The play was written in 1939 and performed 1941 in Zurich. It isn't a regular play because it doesn't have a dramatic plot or scene structure and through songs, we get to know the characters and the situation in the play.
We can see the tragic destiny of a mother and her daughter, different opinions on how war can be useful and through the whole play the writer is trying to raise the awareness of the readers about the number of war victims and that war should be despised because it cannot solve any problem.
In the show Shadow Kingdom, actors will tell vignettes from various cartoon worlds, using actors behind a semitransparent screen to illustrate lovable, well-known characters living different scenes from their lives. In the show, the audience will follow Alice through the rabbit hole into the lustrous and dazzling Wonderland; begin an adventurous journey and save the kingdom of ice and snow together with Elsa and her sister Princess Anna; travel thousands of miles in dessert with Aladdin to find a trace of the enchanted lamp; or take a magic train through beautiful places around the world.
Called "one of the most fully immersive shows ever to wallop Broadway" by The New York Times, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a record-breaking theatrical phenomenon that simply must not be missed.
King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events that lead to death, a ferocious bear, an infant left in the snow, young love, and a statue coming to life.
A brief overture contrasts the themes of the malicious Carabosse and the benevolent Lilac Fairy. When the curtain rises, the court assembles for Princess Aurora's christening. The three fairies present their gifts. Carabosse, a fairy overlooked by the master of ceremonies, enters. She curses Aurora. The Princess shall die on her 16th birthday, she says, after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. The remaining seventh fairy the Lilac Fairy comes forward. She cannot put the curse to rest, but she can soften it. The Princess shall not die, she commands, but sleep one hundred years. At the end of that term, a Prince will awaken her with true love's kiss.
When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars, in effect a dictator, Brutus and his cohorts conclude that his ambition must be contained - which in Rome can mean only one thing: the mighty leader must be executed. But once the deed is done the radical traitors must reckon with the strength of a new wave of power. A power led by Mark Antony. Will Caesar's ghost be revenged? Shakespeare’s heightened political thriller exposes the passionate blood that flows between men in power.
Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and "Downton Abbey." Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a "rags-to-riches" tale of newfound love.
The tragic story of Prince Hamlet possesses a unique quality of being appropriate in various historical periods, thereby expressing the quintessence of people’s social and very private emotions. The play, created by Shakespeare more than four centuries ago, has gathered in theatres worldwide a range of interpretations and dramatic adaptations adjusting and placing it in the context of every given epoch. All the transformations, the variability of the text, different interpretative approaches to the translations of Shakespeare’s original narrative and alterations and elaborations of separate motifs of the classic plot serve to accentuate the eternal universal message of this work.
The Tsar's Bride - an opera in four acts by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov based on the drama by Lev Mey. This is a play about love - passionate, hot, searing and even burning everything around him. About the Russian soul, in the depths of which will always be a place for cleanliness, poetry, sacrifice and charity. At the same time, it is a play about the terrible years in the history of Russia, when the government was in a complete chaos, and the man became a helpless toy in its hands.
Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.
"A Spiritual Matter," based on a script by famous Swedish director and writer Bergman, follows Victoria, a strong woman struggling with her life, who is being tortured by unfulfilled dreams, while seeking self-acceptance.
Masquerade by Rimas Tuminas, one of the most outstanding Lithuanian directors could be counted as one of the most successful interpretations ever of this Romantic play by Mikhail Lermontov. In this production of eerie beauty, filled with the sounds of a heady and nostalgic waltz by Aram Khachaturian, and with falling snow in an empty black space, you not only experience our times, but also the cultural heritage of the last century: drama by Brecht and Strehler, films by Fellini, and the flair of Broadway. Rimas Tuminas has revealed his very particular sensation of Romanticism in Masquerade, which is connected with commedia dell’arte. The elements of this genre turn an alluring view into a strange tragicomedy. The Independent noted that Tuminas’ concept unfolds the bitter tragedy of the play, which recalls both Othello and A Winter’s Tale, developing in a wild and turbulent world of snow, waltzing and elegant buffoonery. The magic of this production of Masquerade comes not from the charm of the masked ball; the acting, the direction, the set, all create a feast lasting only a few moments, and a permanent longing for it.
The long-awaited stage adaptation of The Three Sisters by Rimas Tuminas marked symbolically the beginning of the new creative period of the State Small Theatre of Vilnius, which has finally moved to its new home. It is a meeting point for several different generations of actors, marked by Rimas Tuminas' approach to the theatre: in the production, young members of the troupe perform together with famous Lithuanian actors, and students from Tuminas' class make their stage debuts. The director shares generously his surprising inventiveness and imagination, paradoxical and unexpectedly stylistic sets, and at the same time, he seems to summarise his previous work. In Chekhov's The Three Sisters, the theme of the decline of a family and, simultaneously, of the old culture, is most important to him. However, he has not thought of creating a sob-story or moaning about changing times.
CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists!
Meet Fred, the two-foot-tall cloth puppet that fights prejudice every day. He just wants to be a regular guy, part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. Contains strong language and puppet nudity.
"Chipollino" is one of the best contemporary ballet productions for children, which brought global fame to distinguished Russian composer Karen Khachaturian: music from this ballet became a soundtrack for "Chipollino" animation film loved by many. The ballet, which is called "Spartacus" for kids due to its performance complexity, will become a wonderful reason for a family theatre visit.
In 1991 a group of enthusiastic people established a theater project in Spain that over the next 20 years would take them all over the world. No one could have imaged where these shows would have taken them, and thus ¡Muu!, their first production was born.
CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The ground-breaking production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, and ran for 18 years.
Leave it to Tony-award winning actor Denis O’Hare and visionary director Lisa Peterson to find a way to make the western world’s oldest extant work of literature not only intelligible, but immediate, relevant and eerily fascinating-like a barroom raconteur telling literally the oldest story in the book and making you believe it is being told for the first time. Gods and goddesses, weak-tendons heroes and the face that launched a thousand ships…it’s all just another (incredibly engrossing) yarn in O’Hare and Peterson’s one-man adaptation, developed at the Sundance Theatre Institute.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831. The original French title refers to Notre Dame Cathedral, on which the story is centred. English translator Frederic Shoberl named the novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1833 because, at the time, Gothic novels were more popular than Romance novels in England. The story is set in Paris, France in the Late Middle Ages, during the reign of Louis XI.
CDE Live (China Dream Live Entertainment) is thrilled to present KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), at Shanghai Culture Square this year in July. The musical will also tour to Guangzhou and Beijing later this year.
Saint Petersburg State Children's Ballet Theatre, founded in 1992 by artists of Mariinsky Theatre (teachers - graduates of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet) from Russia, has about 100 children, aged 7 to 17 years. Classically trained these children have become highly skilled dancers, being invited to perform across the world including Austria, Hungary, England, France, Belgium and many others. After their years of training these children quickly become some of the top ranked ballet dancers.
Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.
¥ 180-624 RMB
Shanghai Culture Square
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