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When in Paris...The Interview with Yuan Yuan Tan:

Still, even in such a youth-centric profession, Tan is adamant that experience can win out. “Right now, technique is overemphasized, but how you deliver it is a fine art. It’s in your aura on stage, your confidence. You’re not just doing gymnastics and I think even non-dancers can tell on stage who is the star and who is the wannabe.”

http://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/255/19

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Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan and basketball player Yao Ming are taking action and showing their support for @WildAid

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I heard him on the radio this morning -- he said it was interesting to be in Africa since it made him feel small.

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I heard him on the radio this morning -- he said it was interesting to be in Africa since it made him feel small.

I'm not sure about "small", but at least he would meet people of similar height. ;)

Apprently Yao Ming is in the wine business (Napa Valley, of course) - I did not know that. That was something Ms. Tan mentioned on Twitter.

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Hong Kong's Phoenix TV names Ms. Tan "one of the most influential Chinese"

http://en.yibada.com/articles/25355/20150409/hong-kong-s-phoenix-tv-names-influential-chinese.htm

"Meanwhile, He Hui, China's operatic soprano, and Tan Yuanyuan, San Francisco Ballet's prime dancer, were both honored as the most influential Chinese in the world of art."

A short article in San Francisco magazine online - be sure to click through the image gallery (Yuan Yuan Tan's comments are enjoyable):
http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/yuan-yuans-world

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