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You can now enjoy the classic romantic ballet ‘La Sylphide’, presented by a troupe of dazzling dancers famous for their performance in the ballet production ‘The White Haired Girl’. The event is scheduled to take place at the Valley Performing Art Center in Northridge, CA, this October. To confirm your attendance at the event get your Shanghai Ballet tickets immediately.
The formation of the Shanghai Ballet company dates back to the year 1966. This was when a regional dance ensemble organized to perform ballet acts. However, it was in 1979 that the troupe settled under the company’s current name ‘The Shanghai Ballet’. These versatile dancers are famous for performing a fusion of contemporary and traditional dance forms. Their milestone performance of ‘The White Haired Girl’ won a Gold medal for the Best Classical Dance Works of the 20th century in China.
After the success of the ‘The White Haired Girl’, the troupe began to tour extensively. One of the most successful of these was its Japan tour that took place following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, China and Japan. Hence, the tour was a significant one and the performers received a warm welcome from the hosts. They were respectfully referred to as ‘Ballet Diplomats’.
Throughout its three decade journey, the Shanghai Ballet has staged numerous folk-styled ballet productions, the prominent ones being ‘A Sign of Love’ and ‘The Butterfly Lovers’. The company boasts of a rich repertoire of classic ballet acts. Some of its many hit performances include that of ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Serenade’, ‘La Sylphide’, ‘Coppelia’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Amongst its modern pieces are ‘Here’, ‘Febrile’, ‘The Imagination of Red’ and ‘Conversation with Chopin’. The Shanghai Ballet has also performed pas de deux, a unique dancing style taken from classical ballets such as ‘Don Quixote’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Raymonda’, ‘La Fille Mal’, ‘La Corsair’, ‘Giselle’, ‘La Esmeralda’ and ‘Gardee’ among many others.
Since its formation, Shanghai Ballet dancers have garnered a total of twenty seven medals in different dance competitions around the world. Besides this, they also achieved immense popularity and recognition on a national level. The present team of the entertainment company’s principal dancers includes names like Sun Shenyi, Chen Yan, Fan Xiafend, Ji Pingping and Yu Xiaowei.
One of the most famed principal dancers associated with the Shanghai Ballet Company is Chen Zhenrong. He has won numerous contests and accolades during his career and is still going strong. He received the Bronze Medal in the very first National Ballet Competition of China. In 1991, he won the prize for Encourage in Shanghai Dance Competition. He has been seen performing the lead roles of ballets like ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘The White Haired Girl’. Chen has also appeared on a show on Shanghai TV channel. The company has produced a number of fine dancers over the years. Its rising stars of today are Wang Ya’nan, Zhang Yao, Duan Wenfei and Wu Husheng.
The Shanghai Ballet participates actively in terms of cultural exchange and cooperation with other companies and artists, both on a national and international level. Apart from touring in different cities, it has also performed in various countries and regions throughout the world. These include the US, Canada, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Spain, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Macao and Korea.
Bringing its phenomenally talented dancers from the Far East to North Virginia, Shanghai Ballet now offers another mesmerizing performance with its production of ‘La Sylphide’. The unique ballet charts the story of a young man, who on his wedding day happens to fall for a mysterious and beautiful spirit. He leaves his fiancé to pursue the supernatural being only to find disappointment and heartbreak.
Popular for its unique adaptations of both classical and contemporary repertoire, the Shanghai Ballet troupe is once again coming to enchant the audience under the artistic direction of Xin Lili. So get your Shanghai Ballet tickets and enjoy the amazing creativity and craft of the world’s leading ballet performers.