History and Culture

China International Ballet Season concludes

2018-01-16 15:17:00 (Beijing Time)         CGTN

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The Third China International Ballet season has just dropped its curtain in Beijing. The two-month event saw over 31 shows from several world-famous ballet companies both from home and abroad.

The National Ballet of China closed the season with an aptly-named performance titled The Spring Festival at Tianqiao Theater.

With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, the ballet started off with a scene of temple fair during the holiday.

The show has been dubbed the Chinese version of The Nutcracker. It tells a similar story where the nutcracker comes to life, with plenty of Chinese characteristics added.