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  1. Globetrotting

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... capital. The project was the brainchild of the Goethe-Institut in conjunction with Indian electronic music collective BLOT. Chengdu The Zebra Festival returns to its roots this week in Chengdu ...

  2. Sichuan Opera Theatre of Chengdu

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Chinese opera troupe (above) performs: The Jealous First Wife, The Tailor, The Long Journey through the Snow, Chasing the Boat on the Autumn River and The Son Who Harbours Two Ulterior Motives, Jun 25, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom; ...

  3. Bare necessities

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Chengdu Biennale is proud of going it alone, although independence comes at a cost, writes Didi Kirsten Tatlow THE ART BIENNALE is becoming a crowded field in mainland China as more cities rush to put on major art shows. But the Chengdu Biennale has two things that set it apart: it's the only one funded entirely with private money, and it recently gained the distinction ...

  4. Two newspaper staff suspended for 'June 4' advert

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Li Shaojun, executive deputy editor-in-chief of the Chengdu Evening News, was suspended because he was on duty on Sunday when a 13-character advertisement was supposed to be vetted before ... blunder has revived Chengdu residents' memory of the crackdown, with another source saying the newspaper had been widely circulated in the city. 'This blunder has created a big impact ...

  5. The Show

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Show San Guo Zhi Life-size puppets are used to tell two stories of valour and cunning from the popular Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The two-hour show is staged by the Kagebousi Theatre Company of Japan and the Chengdu Puppet Arts Theatre Company. In Cantonese with English surtitles. For ages over eight. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm and Aug 22, 3pm, Sha Tin Town Hall ...

  6. Orchestra lights up Sichuan school

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the weekend, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra debuted in Chengdu with astounding success. 'We were invited as Hong Kong's cultural ambassador to the capital city of Sichuan province ... in Jintang county on the outskirts of Chengdu, is a beneficiary of a HK$10 million relief fund set up by the Hong Kong government. The group spent a morning teaching 200 pupils. 'Most ...

  7. Global Battle of the Bands

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... to the 2010 finals in Kuala Lumpur and a guaranteed slot at Chengdu's huge Zebra festival, a three-day music event that attracts tens of thousands of fans. This year's competition has ...

  8. Disappearing Act

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Leisa Tyler

    ... opera and theatre- which is similar to Beijing opera in terms of costumes and singing style, but tells uniquely Sichuanese tales- has a long and vibrant history. Chengdu was once riddled ... revolutionary modern Beijing opera, were repressed- the number of troupes in Chengdu mushroomed. Sunday was family theatre day, and it was then the seeds of Zhang's career were sown. 'I would ...

  9. Artists thrive in nurturing, inspiring Sichuan setting

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak It is a bright, sunny day in east Chengdu and the neighbourhood is curious to see what the mass of pierced, tattooed and extravagantly garbed people are doing in this quiet ... parties and art shows held at the Little Bar over the past eight years. Today is the birthday of Chengdu's modern art mecca, the Little Bar, and a celebration of the people who helped make ...

  10. Operatic style reflects people's temperament

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as legend has it, Wei Changsheng, a master of Shaanxi opera living in Chengdu, visited the capital during Qianlong's (r.1736-1796) 70th birthday and introduced the clapper-opera style, which ... of a show, while ear-cleaners and masseuses tour the audience. Wei also raised funds to build a temple to the God of Drama on Huaxing Street in downtown Chengdu. The temple became a favourite meeting ...




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