The National Bal­let of China Per­forms in Melbourne

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One of the world’s great bal­let com­pa­nies, the National Bal­let of China will per­form “The Red De­tach­ment of Women” for the open­ing week of Arts Cen­tre Melbourne’s Asia TOPA: Asia Pa­cific Tri­en­nial of Per­form­ing Arts. Based on the pop­u­lar true story of the 1930s all-fe­male Spe­cial Com­pany of the Chi­nese Red Army, “The Red De­tach­ment of Women” is a story of both lib­er­a­tion and just re­venge. It is per­formed su­perbly by a com­pany of 70 dancers and sup­ported by a 60-strong Or­ches­tra Victoria and 30-strong lo­cal choir. 16–18 Fe­bru­ary, State The­atre, Arts Cen­tre Melbourne, St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 1300 182 183. arts­cen­tremel­bourne.com.au

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