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Guangzhou Ballet brings original productions to NYC's Lincoln Center

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The Guangzhou Ballet, one of the most famous troupes in southern China, presented two well-designed productions to 1,800 spectators at the Lincoln Center in New York on the evening of August 17 (local time) to high acclaim.

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The Guangzhou Ballet, one of the most famous troupes in southern China, presented two well-designed productions to 1,800 spectators at the Lincoln Center in New York on the evening of August 17 (local time) to high acclaim.

It was the first time that the Guangzhou Ballet had brought its original productions of the Carmina Burana and the Goddess of the Luo River to the Lincoln Center.

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Chinese-American ballet choreographer Jiang Qi (L) and Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz

Directed by Chinese-American ballet choreographer Jiang Qi, the Carmina Burana is a ballet expression of the famous European medieval poem. Meanwhile, the Goddess of the Luo River, which was created by Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz, is a ballet adaptation from the Song of Divination by Chinese poet Li Zhiyi of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

Both of them featured a combination of western and oriental styles of ballet. More importantly, performers soundly integrated Chinese culture and spiritual beliefs in their performances.

Zou Gang, chief and art director of the Guangzhou Ballet, said during an interview that it was a great privilege for them to perform at the Lincoln Center.

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Consul General Huang Ping from China's Consulate General in New York holds a talk with performers from the Guangzhou Ballet after their show.

The show was brought to New York by two affiliates of China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd, the largest company of its kind in China in the field of entertainment and arts exhibition and an exemplary enterprise in promoting cultural exchange and trade with other countries.

According to organizers, the Guangzhou Ballet had already given their performance in Toronto, Canada before they debuted in New York. The debut was also one of the major projects initiated by the Silk Road International League of Theatres to introduce Chinese fine works of art to the world.

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Press coverage of the ballet performances

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