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New spotlight on treasures

2018-01-16 07:57:34

Thanks to artists re-creating murals from tombs and virtual reality making grotto art more accessible, previously hidden relics are now in the public domain.

Monk and the rose

2018-01-15 07:14:56

Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts will present the French opera Thais as its first production of the year.

Saved by a Violin

2018-01-13 15:24:56

Between 1915 and 1918, many Christian Armenians were killed but one young man survived thanks to a violin. He didn't know how to use it, but thanks to that instrument, which was given by a friend, he could pretend to be part of an ensemble that was going on tour and therefore he escaped to Lebanon.

Tibetan thangka painting on show in Beijing

2018-01-11 11:14:13

Thangka, a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk appliqué, is the treasure in traditional Chinese art.

Russian army's troupe to return after restart

2018-01-05 08:35:50

The Russian army's official dance and choir troupe, the Alexandrov Ensemble, is staging five shows at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing from Jan 4 to 7, with a variety of songs, dances and instrumental performances.

London Philharmonic set to thrill Beijing with 2 concerts

2018-01-04 08:00:19

The London Philharmonic Orchestra will wrap up its latest tour in China with two recitals at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Jan 5 and 6, after touring Guangzhou and Shanghai between Dec 30, 2017, and Jan 4.

Art exhibition raises funds to feed homeless cats

2018-01-03 07:56:30

Seven artists are sitting in a row drawing cats, and each of them has only 30 minutes to complete their paintings.

Stage tribute to literary master

2017-12-28 08:14:43

The Death Dealing Spear, which tells of the dwindling fortunes of an armed escort after the introduction of firearms.

Young French artist explores Chinese characters

2017-12-27 11:33:09

French artist Timothee Dufresne has turned to Chinese characters to explore art.

Taiwan artist paints to a classical beat

2017-12-26 09:42:55

Yang Chihung, an artist from Taiwan, likes symphonies and he listens to them when he paints. His favorite musicians include Bach, Beethoven, Mahler and Shostakovich.

New show honors calligraphy master

2017-12-26 09:25:00

After contributing about 6,700 handwritten characters of clerical script, or lishu, to Microsoft Office and other software packages, Buddhist and a respected scholar Liu Bingsen (1937-2005) succeeded in etching out his place in the history of modern Chinese calligraphy.

Cirque du Soleil thrills Beijing with new show

2017-12-26 09:33:49

Cirque du Soleil is now in Beijing with Kooza, after a successful tour in Shanghai.

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