The longer she lives in上海楼凤more eager Wu is to pro

omote traditional Chinese music worldwide. She never for

gets her roots — the treasures that define who she is, and from where she comes.

上海楼凤Early in 2006, Wu was overjoyed when officials of Carnegie Hall (one

of the world’s most prestigious music venues, in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City) as

ked her to help them produce two traditional-Chinese- music -themed concerts within two years. Within a short time, s上海楼凤女神会所

he began laying the groundwork for the concerts. She made special trips to remote rural areas in Shanxi (in North China) and

上海楼凤Shaanxi (in Northwest China) provinces, to watch folk musicians’ performances and to explore the origin of the tradi

tional Chinese folk music, so she could display the music’s unique charm to audiences outside of China.

“It was quite an interesting experience when I played, with my pipa at Carnegie Hall, the tunes of Shaanxi opera (Qinqiang) and of上海楼凤女神会所

shadow play in 2009. I invited the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, from Shaanxi, to perform a shadow play in the hall.

上海楼凤Many of the spectators were fascinated by the unique charm of the traditional Chinese culture,” recalls Wu.

n recognition of her virtuosity and collaborations across di

sciplines, Musical America in 2013 named Wu “Instrumentalist of the Year,” marking t上海楼凤女神会所

he first time the prestigious award was bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.

In 2017, Sing Me Home, produced by Wu and other members of Silk Road Ensemble, earned them the上海楼凤

Best World Music Album during the presentation of the 59th Grammy Awards, Wu composed.

上海楼凤女神会所Green (Vincent’s Tune), the album’s first melody, based on a tune created by her son. By drawing inspiration from the tun

e, which her then-four-year-old boy often hummed, Wu created the melody. She named the tune “Green”, to praise the b

eauty and exuberant vitality of spring, a season as vigorous and enthusiastic as a four-year-old.

In February 2015, Our World in Song, which featured 12 folk songs (of different countries), was n上海楼凤女神会所

ominated for the 57th Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album. Wu, along with Hawaiian instr

umentalist Daniel Ho and Cuban percussionist Luis Conte, played more than 50 musical instruments for the so

ngs’ accompaniments, creating an attractive, inspiring and exciting global music tour.

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ear Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Min

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has been very critical of Trump and also of the current Democratic leadership of the House.

Only Omar, whose family left Somalia as refugees and arrived in Minneapolis in 1997, was born outside the United States.上海龙凤1314品茶微信

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se you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder.”

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During the opening ce上海419论坛ongyuan, Beijing Ca

pital Land signed strategic cooperation agreements with a host of traditional art workshops, guilds and institutes of higher learning.

The Beijing company also aims to integrate investment, technological research and retail facilities to further pro上海419论坛

mote Chinese intangible cultural heritage as well as investing in a 5 billion yuan cultural foundation.

上海419论坛女神会所The goal is to help every link in the intangible culture industry chain-from designers and inheritors to producers-to solve their

problems and convert intangible culture into marketable products with a practical value, Li says.

When a product is created, the Beijing company will invest in its production, increase its added value and help it to gain market presence.上海419论坛

Li says Beijing Capital Land will also use its outlet shops a

cross the country to promote products bearing elements of intangible culture.

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nline retail giants, including Alibaba, JD and Vipshop, to boost sales of these products.

The goal is to enable customers to better appreciate the beauty of Chinese culture and to build uniquely Chinese cultural brand, Li says.上海419论坛

Authorities expect the park to become a testing ground for national efforts in intangible cultural heritage protection.

上海419论坛女神会所ang Chenyang, an official at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s int

angible cultural heritage division, says that he hopes the park will provide opportunities to co

mbine exciting cultural heritage products from all over China, and promote the upgrading of the traditional arts上海419论坛

and facilitate in-depth cooperation between those involved in art creation, design and marketing.

Beijing currently has more than 12,000 municipal-level intangible cultural heritage prac上海419论坛女神会所

tices, according to Li Yang, a senior official with the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.

“We hope Yongyuan will become a new name in the capital’s ‘national cultural center’ development in the future,” Li Yang says.上海419论坛

The Beijing government issued guidance in June to support the development of platfor

ms for cooperation in the fields of intangible cultural heritage, culture creation and health.上海419论坛女神会所

The guidance pushes for rational utilization of the city’s historical build

ings and former industrial sites, turning them into intangible cultural heritage hal

ls for protection, research, publicity and academic exchange purposes, according to Li Yang.

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Zhejiang province’s expo上海千花网emained steady in

 the first five months of the year despite headwinds from the China-US trade dispute, and the prov

ince’s export growth in the first half is expected to reach 9 percent year-on-year, said its governor on Friday.上海千花网品茶微信

Yuan Jiajun, governor of Zhejiang province, said at a news conference that despite Sino-US t

上海千花网品茶微信rade disagreements, the growth rate of the province’s exports in the first five months rose 8.4 percent, and t

hat the province’s two-way trade in 2018 totaled 2.85 trillion yuan ($414.8 billion), of which exports comprised 2.1 tril

lion yuan. Zhejiang’s total exports last year accounted for 12.9 percent of the national total, ranking third nationwide.上海千花网品茶微信

“Trade conflicts between China and the United States have jeopardized China’s trade environment. T

herefore, we are taking active measures to ensure both the growth rate and the national proportion of

上海千花网Zhejiang’s imports and exports to contribute to national economic development,” Yuan said.

Last June, the provincial government launched an online sup

ervision system that stores the information of enterprises’ export orders, he said.上海千花网品茶微信

Enterprises submit their export order information into the system so that the government is able to monitor ente

上海千花网rprises’ export situations to make forecasts and provide support for those enterprises.

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m, and each month the system offers export forecasts and analysis, serving as guidance for the go上海千花网品茶微信

vernment to take supportive measures when necessary to ensure healthy growth.

上海千花网In addition to boosting exports, the government is taking steps to foster new growth engines.

“Traditional trade may be hurt by the tough external environment, and therefor

e we have put emphasis on new trade sources such as crossborder e-commerce,” he said.上海千花网品茶微信

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merce totaled 27.6 billion yuan, up 44.3 percent year-on-year, said Hangzhou Customs.

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On behalf of the Party, government and people of China, Xi expressed gratitude for the warm rec

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oughout the visit has reflected the deep friendship between the two parties and two countries, Xi said.

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e political settlement of the peninsula issue and safeguard peace and stability of the region.

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st 15 months, Xi said, adding that both are vivid demonstrations of the vitality of China-DPRK traditional friendship.

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toration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the digital removal of scratches and u上海419

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ges have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe

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nd on the other hand, she wanted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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The first time the POB visited Shanghai was in 2005, when its performance of Giselle created a se

nsation in the city, says Zhang Xiaoding, general manager of Shanghai Grand Theatre.上海品茶微信

“It is very difficult to have the company come to China, because the cost is really high,” Zhang says.

上海品茶微信女神会所”We decided to make the best out of the opportunity, and prepared lectures, workshops and othe

r educational programs to allow the artists to communicate with the public in Shanghai.”

Tickets to the four Swan Lake shows sold out quickly, and the theater added dozens of temporary seats for each performance.

The two gala shows are selling very well, too,” she said before the shows.上海品茶微信

“Shanghai audiences not only enjoy classical ballets such as Swan Lake but have also show

上海品茶微信女神会所n a great deal of interest in contemporary dance. That’s why we made the request for the POB to present the

gala show featuring contemporary dance in Shanghai when we first discussed its tour plans.”

The gala show consists of three choreographers’ works. Blake Works I marks the first collaboration between choreo上海品茶微信

grapher William Forsythe and English musician James Blake. In the Night by Jerome Robbins is a romantic dan

上海品茶微信女神会所ce, consisting of three elegant duets to Chopin’s nocturne pieces. And The Seasons’ Canon features group dancing by

Crystal Pite to music from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, rearranged by Max Richter.

The POB is widely recognized for its excellence in classical ballet, but the company上海品茶微信女神会所

is equally strong in its interpretation of contemporary-dance works, Moglia

says. Contemporary dance productions now make up half of the POB’s performance programs.

oday, the POB has 154 dancers, including 17 danseurs etoiles (上海品茶微信

star dancers), a title awarded to only the most outstanding principal dancers.

上海品茶微信女神会所While most of the POB dancers come from the Paris Opera Ballet S

chool, the institution also recruits aspiring dancers from all over the world.

“We have dancers from 14 different countries,” Moglia says.

“One of them is from China, who used to study in H

ong Kong, and after three years of training at our school, he is now a dancer with the POB.”

One of the oldest ballet companies in the world, the POB is an integrated part of the Pari

s Opera. The ballet originated from earlier dance institutions and practices of the court of Louis XIV. The P

OB represents an important branch in the evolution of ballet, which originated from t

he royal courts of the Italian Renaissance. It was in France that ballet turned into an independent theatrical form

of art. After that, the Royal Danish Ballet and the Imperial Ballet of Russia also began to flourish.

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hina’s NCPA stages ope上海后花园Tales of Hoffmann’

he National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Wednesday st

aged The Tales of Hoffmann, a renowned opera by light opera master Jacques Offenbach.上海后花园

Inspired by the life experience of the German writer and poet E.T.A Hoffmann, the opera tells l

上海后花园女神会所ove stories of Hoffmann and three women. He experiences romantic love, but each ends in tragedy. The

repeated blows make the poet lose passion for love and devote himself to art and poetry.

The NCPA production by world-acclaimed opera director Fr上海后花园女神会所

ancesca Zambello is part of the NCPA International Theater Festival 2019 that will

last until Sept 22. A total of 12 plays from home and abroad are performed during the festival.上海后花园

The Paris Opera Ballet stages Nureyev’s vivid production of the Tchaikovsky classic, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.

上海后花园女神会所The Paris Opera Ballet, the national ballet company of France, wra

pped up a week of performances on Friday in Shanghai, the only stop in China during its s

hort tour of Asia that saw the prominent dance company visit Singapore from June 21 to 23.上海后花园

It was just one of a series of events to celebrate the POB’s 350th anniversary. The compa

上海后花园女神会所ny presented four performances of Swan Lake in Shanghai from June 29 to July 1 and two per

formances of a gala show, featuring creations by three contemporary choreographers, that concluded on Friday.

The company made the decision to perform Swan Lake in Shanghai not only because it is on

e of the most beloved productions in the ballet world, famed for its robust energy and rich color. More imp

ortantly, the version created by Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) is one that “best represents the style, aesthetics and cap

abilities of the Paris Opera Ballet”, says Flavien Moglia, executive president of the company.

Nureyev, one of the former Soviet Union’s best-known dancers, created a new versio

n of Swan Lake in 1984, when he was the director of the company. Also considered one of the greatest male ballet danc

ers of the 20th century, Nureyev brought a new depth to the ballet, especially by adding a psychological angle to

the role of the prince, says Jean-Guillaume Bart, a ballet master with the POB.Nureyev gave the story a Freudian di

mension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a profound sense of hopelessness, he adds.

In Nureyev’s Swan Lake, the dark wizard is an ambiguous figure. At first, he serves as a sort of tutor or guide to the prince, bef

ore gradually turning into a negative influence that mirrors the dark side of the prince. The contrast between the w

hite swan and black swan also reflects the two sides of the prince’s soul, Bart explains.

Also, Nureyev introduced difficult new movements and gestures into his choreography. “We hope audiences can appre

ciate the depth of Swan Lake, rather than just seeing it as a traditional and established ballet production.”

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to celebrate Yang Bao上海夜生活ith shows in May

He was one of the most famous Peking Opera masters of the last century

who developed a singing technique that still bears his name-yang pai, or Yang style.上海夜生活品茶微信

Yang Baosen (1909-1958), who specialized in playing the roles of laosheng,

上海夜生活or old male roles, will be remembered by Peking Opera artists from around China.

Bringing together art forms, including singing, dancing, martial arts and acrobatics, Peking Opera has a history span上海夜生活品茶微信

ning more than 200 years, and in 2010, UNESCO declared it an Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity.

上海夜生活In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Yang, four shows will be staged a

t the National Center for the Performing Arts from May 16 to 19 with Peking Opera artists from Ti

anjin, Shanghai, Beijing and Shandong province who have inherited his performing style.上海夜生活

Some of Yang’s most classic Peking Opera pieces, including The Generals of the Yang Family, which tells the story of a loyal

上海夜生活品茶微信military family during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and Ji Gu Ma Cao, which is adapted from one of the stories of th

e Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a 14th-century novel by Luo Guanzhong, will be performed.

Born in Beijing, he started learning Peking Opera at 8 years old with his grandfathe上海夜生活

r Yang Guiyun and father Yang Xiaofang-who were also Peking Opera artists-Yang Baosen made his sta

上海夜生活品茶微信ge debut at age 14 and founded his own Peking Opera troupe, named Bao Hua She.

Yang Baosen rose to fame with his solid performing techniques, especi

ally his high-pitched voice, and formed his own performing style with the support of two Chi上海夜生活

ese musicians, Yang Baozhong, who played the huqin (a traditional Chinese stringed musical instrument), and dru

上海夜生活品茶微信mmer Hang Zihe, both of whom accompanied Yang Baosen in performances.

In 1939, Yang Baosen married his first wife, Zhao Xiazh

ang, and adopted a daughter, Yang Wenhui, who is 80 years old now. Yang Min上海夜生活

is his son from his second wife, Xie Hongwen. His son was only 4 years old when Yang Baosen died.

One of the highlights of the shows at the NCPA will be the full-le

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king Opera artists, including Yang Shaopeng, Zhang Ke and Du Zhenjie, on May 17.

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The Sichuan-Tibet railw上海会所roposed more th

 a century ago, with the idea revived after the foundation of the People’s Re

public of China in 1949, but various hurdles prevented it from progressing. Trains fina上海会所

lly began running on the first section of the line to open, from Chengdu to Ya’an in Sichuan province, in December.

上海会所The third section of the line, between Ya’an and Nyingchi, will be one

of the world’s most challenging railway projects because it winds through the Sichuan Ba

sin, Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, climbing from 600 meters above sea level to nearly 4,5上海会所

00 meters, according to Zhao Jian, a professor of rail transportation at Beijing Jiaotong University.

“It will go through complicated geological conditions fraught with avala

nches, landslides, earthquakes, heat, karst caves and underground streams,” he said.上海会所

At its annual work conference in January, national railway

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mplete the feasibility study for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section by June and finish preparations for construction by th

e end of September. The group is also in charge of national railway planning and construction.上海会所

Things seem to have been progressing rapidly in the past month. People’s Railway Dail

y, which is sponsored by the group, reported that the company reviewed the feasibility study for the Ya上海会所品茶微信

‘an-Nyingchi section on June 4 and reached a consensus that would be passed on.

On June 17, Peng Qinghua, Party secretary of Sichuan, said at a news confere

上海会所nce that construction of the Ya’an-Nyingchi section, spanning about 1,000 km, would begin soon.

“Bridges and tunnels will cover over 90 percent of the line, which mea

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losed that a new office had been established to lead the Sichuan-Tibet railway project. A new company, Sic上海会所

huan-Tibet Railway, was also added to the existing 18 railway bureaus and companies controlled by the group.

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ssed the route selected for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section in the province and reached a conse

nsus on the proposed route, according to the website of Sichuan’s Department of Natural Resources.

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The show Jiu-Jitsu is performed at Chaoyang Theatre

Flying breaks the norms of traditional acrobatic performance while being

very artistic and entertaining,” said Zhou Xiaoheng, head of Deyang Acrobatic Tr上海夜生活品茶微信

oupe, adding the show embodies the essence of traditional Chinese culture and enriches tourism in Beijing.

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat上海夜生活

上海夜生活品茶微信 (Chinese), the 11th solar term of the year, begins on July 7 this year and ends on July 22.

Minor Heat signifies the hottest period is coming but the extreme hot point has yet to arrive.

In China, the 24 solar terms were created thousands of years ago to gu

ide agricultural production. But the solar term culture is still useful today to guide peo上海夜生活

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Chaoyang Theatre has entertained and enthralled some 5 million foreign visitors to date, a

上海夜生活品茶微信nd many overseas travel agencies book tickets for the acrobatics performances two years in advance.

Bora Milutinovic, former head coach of the Chinese national soccer team, is one of the many audience mem

bers for whom Chaoyang Theatre holds a special place, having taken his family to see shows there four times.上海夜生活

The acrobatic programs performed in the theater have won more than 30 awards at home and abroad, with some shows wi

nning the Golden Chrysanthemum Award, the highest honor for an acrobatic act in China.上海夜生活品茶微信

According to the theater, performances that take place on stage serve as a bridge between traditional

Chinese culture and the world, helping foreign visitors-from national leaders, dignitaries, diplomats, busi

ness leaders from multinational companies to tourists-learn more about Beijing and Chinese culture.

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