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Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

  • November 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

This extraordinary classical ballet company from China performs one of its signature ballets, The Butterfly Lovers. Based on an ancient legend often considered the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic ballet tells of Zhu, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to pursue her studies, and her classmate Liang, with whom she falls in love even though she is betrothed to another. This heartbreaking tragedy is filled with luminous costumes, spectacular sets, and gorgeous choreography performed with exquisite skill by these gifted dancers. Since 1979, this accomplished ensemble has enchanted audiences around the world with its interpretations of classical Chinese and Western ballets. Our audiences were spellbound by their last appearance and this beautiful Asian masterpiece is certain to have the same effect.

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