China Film Symphony Orchestra Date:
Dec 9 — 7:30 pm
National Centre for the Performing Arts
China Film Symphony Orchestra is the first national symphony orchestra founded after the founding of new China, and has a history of 67 years. The orchestra has given birth to many well-known musicians and works. In recent years, China Film Symphony Orchestra has opened up an artistic road close to music lovers to popularize symphonic music, and trained a number of well-known young musicians. In its repertoire includes film music, pop music, Latin music, country music, jazz and classic folk songs of the world, which have been performed across the country, much loved by the audience. The orchestra’s vigorous, lively performance has won high praise from music lovers.
patiently waiting for the phone call that may or may not give them something to actually do. In between the drudgery of the 9-5, the minutiae of office existence are transformed into incredible slapstick as these two clown and comedy performers come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Dialogue is minimal, but jokes are plentiful, in this extraordinary celebration of the banal.
irrespective of an age category.
Vienna Johann Strauss Capelle New Year’s Concert
Dec 31-Jan 1 — 7:30 pm
Shanghai Concert Hall The Strauss Capella Vienna is an orchestra looking back on almost 200 years of history. The tradition of its founder, Johann Strauss the Elder, performed throughout the entire world, is continued by the current orchestra. It consists of professional Viennese musicians, who put their heart and soul into the music. The original Strauss Capella Vienna promises to surprise and move audiences, who will start a journey beyond the music itself. Involving people from all ages and backgrounds in life-enhancing music experience, the original Strauss Capella Vienna creates an exciting and harmonious art. Every performance is a wonderful experience for the musicians as well as for the audiences.
Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan: Mad Office in Shanghai Date:
Dec 14-15 — 2 pm/7:30 pm
1862 Theater “Imagine a room made of skin”. Picture the most mundane place imaginable descending into a world of absurdist fantasy. That’s what physical comedians Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan have created for their new show, Mad Office (formerly known as Different Party). Business drones Grareth Krubb and Dennis Chang whittle away the minutes in the barren office of Ruck’s Leather Interiors,
Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra New Year’s Concert 2019 Date:
Dec 31-Jan 1 — 7:30 pm
Great Hall of the People
The Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra gets more and more attention for its unconventional programs, cross-over projects and for performing rarely played works such as Schmidt’s “The Book With Seven Seals” or Bernstein’s “Mass”. Whether in their own concert series or at numerous concerts for families, students and children the Philharmonic Orchestra aims to appeal to people of any age and get them into classical music. Alexei Kornienko is an outstanding musician whose work is characterized both by an unconditional and joyful attention to text and also a boldness in interpretation. This, seeming contradiction, in fact, stands the Austrian conductor Kornienko in very good stead. His work as a pianist of the Russian school, with his extraordinarily wide Classical and Romantic repertoire, is combined profoundly with his work as a conductor, which he has steadily expanded in recent years.
MimiRichi: Paper World Date:
Dec 15 — 2:30 pm/7:30 pm
Shanghai City Theater
A white sheet of paper is always considered a symbol of endless creative abilities, which gives an incredible freedom to the imagination. Many works of art begin with a clean sheet of paper. MimiRichi theater proves that a sheet of paper conceals no fewer opportunities for the theater. In their production Paper World, it is transformed into a great source of acting and improvisation. That simply delights in being able to create their paradoxical images almost out of nothing. Having in their repertoire some solo programs and going on tour with them, the MimiRichi possesses a wide experience in a combination of concerts with other genres performers. The MimiRichi name means a rich mimicry and plastic, they help actors not only to attract attention but also to be various in their shows in any country of the world,
Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center The Wilderness
Dec 12-16 — 7:30 pm
National Centre for the Performing Arts
The Wilderness is the classic masterpiece of Cao Yu, who is one of the most outstanding dramatists in the history of Chinese modern literature. By telling a tragic story of revenge, the author profoundly demonstrates the confusion of life dilemma and the philosophical reflections on the mysterious universe. This modern version of The Wilderness is directed by the director of Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, He Nian. It brings new charms to the classics with brand new ideas and forms. The performance has been received lots of favorable comments so far. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center is the only national theater company in Shanghai, and is also the city’s home of theater and performing arts. It was established in 1995 with the merging of the Shanghai People’s Arts Theater and Shanghai Youth Drama Troupe both founded in the 1950s and played important roles in the development of drama in China.
Web Traffic 2.0 Date: Venue:
Dec 14-16 — 2 pm/7:30 pm
Shanghai International Dance Center
Cut-in from the widely known female anchor, Web Traffic touches the economy of the live broadcast and its performance mechanism through a combination of dance theater, multimedia projection, and live broadcast. In Web Traffic, female anchor Liu Xiaoliang and her team struggle in the industry chain of the live broadcast in shuffle period. She and her team seek for rules of the game and search for identity. Web Traffic also reveals that the audiences and the actors are wandering between reality and illusion in the process of acquiring a sense of belonging and selfrealization in this particular subculture exchange ecology. In Web Traffic, the female anchor Liu Xiaoliang is performed by Jiang Fan, who sometimes plays silly live broadcast through the huge mobile phone screen hanging on the stage, sometimes shows the unknown living state of female anchors through exaggerated dancing, and sometimes tells her thoughts to the audiences like a lonely girl. The audiences would sit on the stage and closely interact with the actors. They are both the audiences for the performance and the realistic spectators.