The Butterfly Lovers

2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
Opened Oct 13, 2013
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For more than three decades, the prestigious The Shanghai Ballet has been dazzling audiences around the world with its unique repertoire of folk-infused Chinese ballet and classical Western masterworks. For the company's Bronx debut, audiences will be treated to the Chinese folkloric equivalent of "Romeo and Juliet"--a poignant love story that dates to the Tang Dynasty. The Butterfly Lovers follows a young couple's ill-fated romance through elegant choreography, splendid costumes, and evocative sets depicting the natural--and supernatural--worlds. The company's masterfully trained dancers convey the story's bittersweet beauty with expressive hand gestures and theatrical pantomime, evocative complements to their stunning classical technique.

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