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Coming attractions: July 12-August 21

07-12-2010 13:55 BJT

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In Beijing and beyond, a plethora of performances will keep you entertained throughout the summer. Let's check them out!

1. Dance drama "Railway Guerrilla" will march onto the stage on July 30th. Adapted from its namesake work of literature, "Railway Guerrilla" depicts the determined fight of the Chinese poeple against invading enemies. The dance piece was commissioned to mark the 65th anniversary of the victory of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

2. It's China's first 3-D cartoon "Dream of Jinsha." The central character is middle-school student Xiao Long, who travels back in time to an ancient Chinese kingdom some 35-hundred years ago. That's where his uncanny adventure begins. It took the production team five years to complete the 80-million yuan project.

3. Director Feng Xiaogang's disaster drama "Aftershock" will premiere around China on July 22nd. The film revolves around a quake survivor, who was only seven years old when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake flattened the city of Tangshan in Hebei province in 1976. "Aftershock" is China's first IMAX film.

4. The National Ballet of China is presenting "Onegin," a ballet adaptation of Pushkin's classic novel, on August 6th. Onegin integrates the merits of symphonic ballet and ballet drama, and remains the best work of choreographer John Cranko.


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