Top shows lined up at ren­o­vated City The­ater

Shanghai Daily - - WHAT’S ON - Xu Wei

THE two-month per­for­mance sea­son at the newly ren­o­vated Shang­hai City The­ater is to fea­ture the clas­si­cal bal­let “Swan Lake,” drama pro­duc­tion “Model Prison,” as well as an orig­i­nal dance drama “Wild Ze­bra.”

The Shang­hai Bal­let’s tra­di­tional pro­duc­tion of “Swan Lake” is distin­guished by the ex­quis­ite use of a huge corps de bal­let of an­gelic dancers.

The Shang­hai Dance The­ater’s dance epic “Wild Ze­bra” is a fable about love, sac­ri­fice and peace.

“Model Prison” is the first drama pro­duc­tion of Chi­nese his­to­rian and writer Yi Zhong­tian. It is a sar­cas­tic story that ex­plores hu­man na­ture and com­pli­cated hu­man­ity.

Ac­cord­ing to Fang Yong­nian, gen­eral man­ager of Shang­hai City The­ater, the venue, boast­ing ad­vanced stage light­ing and sound sys­tems af­ter ren­o­va­tion, will be an of­fi­cial venue for the China Art Fes­ti­val in fu­ture.

The the­ater, which now has 1,100 seats, will also be de­vel­oped into a “smart the­ater” with a pa­per-free tick­et­ing sys­tem.

Next year,

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200 com­mer­cial per­for­mances will be staged. Pub­lic-in­ter­est art sa­lons, lec­tures and train­ing camps will be held to pro­mote cham­ber mu­sic, tra­di­tional Chi­nese op­eras and other the­atri­cal arts.

“We’ll also host events of art ed­u­ca­tion which cater to fam­i­lies, with in­ter­ac­tive apps and ex­ten­sive kids pro­grams,” says Fang.

For de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about the per­form­ing sea­son, please check http://www.shc­i­tythe­atre.cn/

Venue: Shang­hai City The­ater Ad­dress: 4889 Dushi Rd

Tel: 5415-8976

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