National Ballet Of China

The National Ballet of China is performing two ballets at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Founded in 1959 the National Ballet of China is world renowned for blending Chinese culture and history with classical western elements as well as traditional classics. This is the first time the National Ballet of China has appeared at the Royal Opera House and does so under the artistic direction of Sonia Zhao.

The first ballet is an entrancing production of the timeless classic Swan Lake, produced by the legendary ballerina Natalia Makarova.

Swan Lake

The second performance is a ballet translation the Chinese film Raise the Red Lantern which tells the story of a feudal world in which a young woman is forced against her will to become the concubine of an old lord. The film was directed by Zhang Yumou who later translated the story in to a ballet especially for the The National Ballet of China with the help of choreographer Wang Xinpeng.

Raise the Red Lantern

Both ballets are for a very limited run only.



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