Guangzhou Ballet
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  • $50

Tickets range from $50-$150.

China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) returns to the David H. Koch Theater with two ballet productions, Carmina Burana and Goddess of the Luo River, performed by the Guangzhou Ballet. Winner of 42 international awards and 159 national awards, Guangzhou Ballet is one of the most outstanding artistic performance organizations in China. Currently, Guangzhou Ballet has a wide repertoire of 18 large-scale dance operas and more than 70 small and medium-sized programs. It has toured in more than 20 countries and regions, such as Russia, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, and Germany among others.

Carmina Burana is the most complete and artistic medieval poem ever known. For centuries, it was buried deep in a monastery south of Munich, Germany, and then made public, shocking the world. The Guangzhou Ballet’s contemporary version of ballet Carmina Burana is not a classical ballet in the usual sense, but an exploration and attempt of ballet and medieval poetry, aiming at the perfect integration of medieval poetry and music.

Goddess of the Luo River was recomposed by Peter Quanz based on violin concerto of Composer Du Mingxin. The music style features eastern classic appeal, establishing the emotional atmosphere of the whole play with dance music driving the plot forward like floating clouds and flowing water.