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CHINA // OCTOBER 2016 (Day 7)

Some last impressions from Shanghai …

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CHINA // OCTOBER 2016 (Day 6)

Times flies … Today is already our last day in Shanghai – and for the first time it’s also a bit sunny! At the performance last night, the audience was able to enjoy some debuts: David Moore danced Romeo for the first time, Adhonay Soares da Silva had his debut as Benvolio and in the orchestra pit Alina Godunov had her debut as conductor. Here are the new photos … :)

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CHINA // OCTOBER 2016 (Day 5)

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Final applause after our Shanghai premiere

If you have wished us toi toi toi for yesterday’s performance, you did a really great job, because we had a wonderful first show in Shanghai … But enough words – we let the photos tell you more about last night – and give you a little preview for this evening’s performance in which our Principal Dancer David Moore will have his debut as Romeo with Elisa Badenes as Juliet …

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CHINA // OCTOBER 2016 (Day 4)

Yesterday we had our first stage rehearsal with the Orchestra – the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra – in the theatre. Before the rehearsal there was a small press meeting in the theatre’s ballet studio with Reid Anderson and our Principal Dancers Alicia Amatriain and Constantine Allen who will be dancing the title roles in Romeo and Juliet tonight in our first performance in Shanghai. Now keep your fingers crossed and toi toi toi for tonight! You will hear from us soon – until then, take a look at yesterday’s photos …

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CHINA // OCTOBER 2016 (Day 3)

October 26th was a long day for the company at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Early in the morning our technical staff started setting up the stage and the make up and costume departments unpacked their boxes – while for the dancers two run throughs were scheduled after class. At the same time our Artistic Director Reid Anderson was at the Forum of the 18th China Shanghai International Arts Festival, where he was invited by the Chinese Ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan to hold a keynote speech on “Creativitiy as the Soul of Ballet”. Here are some impressions of the day …