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Theatre, dance, classical music and opera in Beijing

Let's dance! The pick of the shows as Beijing Dance Festival returns
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Let's dance! The pick of the shows as Beijing Dance Festival returns

Summer's biggest, most diverse celebration of dance is back

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Chicago is coming to Beijing this November
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Chicago is coming to Beijing this November

The musical... not the city

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Why Julius Caesar is more relevant than ever
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Why Julius Caesar is more relevant than ever

The Shakespearean classic about a Roman dictator has lessons for us all

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Kinky Boots is coming to Beijing this August
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Kinky Boots is coming to Beijing this August

The Tony Award-winning musical kicks up its heels in Beijing

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The best shows in Beijing this July
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The best shows in Beijing this July

The best theatre, dance and classical music in Beijing this July

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Peking opera

A beginner's guide to Peking Opera
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A beginner's guide to Peking Opera

Everything you need to know to understand Beijing's iconic opera

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3 of Beijing's best Peking opera playhouses
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3 of Beijing's best Peking opera playhouses

Beijing has lost most of its opera houses, but a few hidden gems still exist

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Inside Job: Peking Opera make-up artist
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Inside Job: Peking Opera make-up artist

Frank goes backstage as a Peking opera make-up artist

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Popular Stage features

The top 5 must-see pieces in Chinese modern dance
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The top 5 must-see pieces in Chinese modern dance

Chinese modern dance is still in its early days – these are the best so far

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A beginner's guide to traditional Chinese musical instruments
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A beginner's guide to traditional Chinese musical instruments

We walk you through eight popular Chinese musical instruments

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Beijing's top 5 performance venues

Beijing's top 5 performance venues

The best of Beijing's diverse performance venues

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5 Chinese composers you should know

5 Chinese composers you should know

A look at those who have ushered in China's musical modern age

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Popular Stage interviews

Interview: Yo-Yo Ma
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Interview: Yo-Yo Ma

The world's greatest cellist connects musical traditions from around the world

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Interview: Zhou Long

Interview: Zhou Long

Zhou Long on his Cultural Revolution struggles, China’s young composers and what his new piece means to him

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Interview: Tim Robbins
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Interview: Tim Robbins

The actor and artistic director of the Actors’ Gang theatre company brings Shakespeare to Beijing

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Interview: Matthew Bourne
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Interview: Matthew Bourne

We spoke to the director of Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance

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Interview: Jonathan Pryce
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Interview: Jonathan Pryce

The veteran Game of Thrones star talks villainy and fear with Time Out

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What's on at...

NCPA
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NCPA

Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is just that

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Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) (中山公园音乐堂)
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Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) (中山公园音乐堂)

West of the Forbidden City.

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