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China Film Sym­phony Orches­tra Date:

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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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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

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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.

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