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Chinese Ballet

The Pleasures and Perils of Cross-Cultural Ballet: Shanghai Ballet's The Butterfly Lovers

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The Butterfly Lovers -- one of those hybrid East-meets-West story ballets meant to showcase Chinese command of classical Western technique while celebrating a traditional Chinese theme -- blew into Berkeley on a cloud of garishly colored butterfly tutus.

You've Never Seen Dancing Like This

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

After seeing this incredible gymnastics ballet video we are left with many questions. Who are these kids and how old are they? Where are their parents...