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National Ballet of China at Paris from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 2013

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#16 yudi


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:11 AM

A Story Behind the Event (in French) on Planet.fr


Rencontre avec la papesse du soft power chinois

Publié par Atlantico le Dimanche 29 Septembre 2013 à 09h44


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

Comment & Review by La Loge d'Aymeric:


Théâtre du Châtelet

1er octobre 2013

Ballet National de Chine

Zhang Jian, Zhou Zhaohui, Li Jie, Wang Qi, Wang Hao




la Loge d'Aymeric seems to be a ballet goer and has written quite a few ballet reviews:



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

I think the times are very right for a ballet like "Red D..." I would say there could be a mix of nostalgia on the air for many watchers who might long for pre 1989 times,  I also perceive a more benevolent approach to such times within society-(generally speaking, not only that of those countries affected by the changes).  Also, it is interesting to note that, due to young age, many of the dancers dancing that ballet didn't get to know the world when it was "white and red". Even the China of the times when the work was produced is not the same as that of today.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:03 PM

Financial Times

October 2, 2013 5:05 pm


The Red Detachment of Women, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris – review

By Laura Cappelle

The National Ballet of China performs a Mao-era classic with a strongly feminist slant 
Credited to three choreographers (Li Shengxiang, Jiang Zuhui and Wang Xixian), The Red Detachment is a Chinese cross between Spartacus and The Flames of Paris , complete with a replica of the latter’s “Ca ira” march. The choreography grows repetitive but relies on solid motifs and features accomplished corps scenes; the integration of Chinese dance and culture, including a cinematic score, is seamless. The storytelling is so earnest and naive, however, that it flirts dangerously with kitsch, and will leave many wondering what to make of its rose-tinted vision of revolution.


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