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The first time the POB visited Shanghai was in 2005, when its performance of Giselle created a se
nsation in the city, says Zhang Xiaoding, general manager of Shanghai Grand Theatre.上海品茶微信
“It is very difficult to have the company come to China, because the cost is really high,” Zhang says.
上海品茶微信女神会所”We decided to make the best out of the opportunity, and prepared lectures, workshops and othe
r educational programs to allow the artists to communicate with the public in Shanghai.”
Tickets to the four Swan Lake shows sold out quickly, and the theater added dozens of temporary seats for each performance.
The two gala shows are selling very well, too,” she said before the shows.上海品茶微信
“Shanghai audiences not only enjoy classical ballets such as Swan Lake but have also show
上海品茶微信女神会所n a great deal of interest in contemporary dance. That’s why we made the request for the POB to present the
gala show featuring contemporary dance in Shanghai when we first discussed its tour plans.”
The gala show consists of three choreographers’ works. Blake Works I marks the first collaboration between choreo上海品茶微信
grapher William Forsythe and English musician James Blake. In the Night by Jerome Robbins is a romantic dan
上海品茶微信女神会所ce, consisting of three elegant duets to Chopin’s nocturne pieces. And The Seasons’ Canon features group dancing by
Crystal Pite to music from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, rearranged by Max Richter.
The POB is widely recognized for its excellence in classical ballet, but the company上海品茶微信女神会所
is equally strong in its interpretation of contemporary-dance works, Moglia
says. Contemporary dance productions now make up half of the POB’s performance programs.
oday, the POB has 154 dancers, including 17 danseurs etoiles (上海品茶微信
star dancers), a title awarded to only the most outstanding principal dancers.
上海品茶微信女神会所While most of the POB dancers come from the Paris Opera Ballet S
chool, the institution also recruits aspiring dancers from all over the world.
“We have dancers from 14 different countries,” Moglia says.
“One of them is from China, who used to study in H
ong Kong, and after three years of training at our school, he is now a dancer with the POB.”
One of the oldest ballet companies in the world, the POB is an integrated part of the Pari
s Opera. The ballet originated from earlier dance institutions and practices of the court of Louis XIV. The P
OB represents an important branch in the evolution of ballet, which originated from t
he royal courts of the Italian Renaissance. It was in France that ballet turned into an independent theatrical form
of art. After that, the Royal Danish Ballet and the Imperial Ballet of Russia also began to flourish.
A growing number of people are eating alone, whether at home or in restaurants, and overturning traditional etiquette. Zhang Yangfei reports.
In China, food has always played a major role in promoting social cohesion. Communal eating is not on
ly familybased and deeply rooted in the nation’s cultural heritage, but is also regarded as an indicator of society’s health and stability.
Given that background, it is little wonder that eating alone, publicly or privately, has long been considered taboo.
However, in recent years things have started to change as a r
esult of demographic shifts and the growing influence of modern lifestyles.
According to a report released last year by the global market researcher
Kantar, 46 percent of people interviewed said they had eaten alone in the previous 24 ho
urs, a rise of 9 percent from 2017, and about 16 percent expressed a preference for eating solo.
dumping and anti-subsidy measures, have largely reduced China’s export to the country.
Photovoltaic modules export to India also slumped 24.4 percent to 1.81 GW in the first quarter, as the Indian government ordere
d that all photovoltaic modules for government and central public utilities projects should be 100 percent India-made.
China’s top five photovoltaic modules exporters in value in the first quarter were Jinko Solar, J
A Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, and Longi, taking up 12.8, 8.6, 8.3, 7.4, and 6.7 percent, resp
ectively, of total export value. Export volume of the top 12 exporters took up 65 percent of total export, added the report.
The report projected that China’s photovoltaic modules capacity will furth
er expand 8.5 percent to 83 GW this year, with nearly 50 GW exported to the overseas market.
m revenue last year, up 13.5 percent year-on-year. Out of it, 447.7 billion yuan was contributed by 340 million passenger trips by domestic travelers.
Shanghai’s abundant cultural and tourism resources, its high lev
el of internationalization, convenient public transportation, fine public service, rapi
dly improving level of intelligent urban infrastructure are attracting travelers from home and abroad, said He.
Last year, 135 products sought official recognition to be sold as city souvenirs. Only 43 made
it to the shortlist, out of which 24 were eventually selected as they featured distinctive Shanghai elements.
Many of the products are made by time-honored brands including White Rabbit creamy candy, Park Hotel’s butterfly cooki
es, local patisserie Xing Hua Lou’s sweetened bean paste moon cake, Bee & Flower sandalwood soap, Liushen Fl
orida Water, as well as Shanghai Museum’s creative jewelry box, silk scarves, teacup sets and table flags.