Shanghai Ballet Celebrates Sino-Russian Relations With Performance In Moscow

Invited by the 14th Chekhov International Theater Festival, the Shanghai Ballet troupe has set out to Moscow. They will perform “The Song of Everlasting Sorrow” for Russian audiences on May 15th and 16th.



The Chekhov International Theater Festival, otherwise known as the CITF, was founded by the International Confederation of Theater Associations. The first CITF was hosted in the fall of 1992, and it has gained a lofty reputation among international theater circles in that time.



2019 marks the 70th year of Sino-Russian diplomatic relations. The CITF invited the Shanghai Ballet to perform the modern ballet “The Song of Everlasting Sorrow” as their opening act. This is the first time that the festival has included Chinese dance within its framework.



The modern ballet “The Song of Everlasting Sorrow” is based on a poem written by Bai Juyi. It was produced by the Shanghai Ballet Company and the Shanghai Grand Theatre and directed by the German choreographer Patrick de Bana. “The Song of Everlasting Sorrow” first premiered at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in July, 2015.



Source: Shanghai Ballet

Editor: Zhu Yan