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The Peacock – Dance show

This dance performance in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, is a large-scale dance drama created by famous Chinese dancer Yang Liping.

The plot of the show focuses on life and love, two eternal themes in human history. Separated into four chapters – spring, summer, autumn and winter – the dance drama tells a story of growth, humanity, life, love and the integration of life and nature.

Through stage performance art, the show explores the world and human nature, displaying the humanistic spirit of the intersection of life and art.

In this dance drama, Yang presents not only beauty, but also beauty’s struggles, tribulations, and journey, and in the end, beauty’s return.

Starring Xiao Ronghao, Yang Han, Ma Yuanhan, and Mi Junji, the show brings together a group of excellent artists with Yang as the artistic director.

Yang, an internationally renowned Chinese folk dancer, will also make a special appearance in the show.

Where: Shenzhen Poly Theater, Shenzhen

When: September 25-29, 2022

Price: From 180 yuan ($26)

Restart Unlimited – Art Exhibition

This exhibition at Minerva Gallery in Hefei, Anhui Province, features the works of three artists: Zhang Yanzi, Wang Xiao and Yu Yu. On display are a total of 28 works across a variety of mediums that the three female artists have created in recent years under the theme of “art therapy”.

Curated by Zang Yiqian, the exhibition not only explores how to embrace different possibilities in the post-pandemic era, but also discusses the situation of Chinese female artists in the context of globalization, showing that in the face of cosmopolitanism, female creators will beyond specific people or events and focus on the universality of people as a whole.

Where: Minerva Gallery, Hefei

When: Until October 13, 2022

Price: free admission

MEOW Meow Forever – Art Exhibition

This exhibition in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province is a solo exhibition by artist Gan Nianrong. It presents five pieces capturing the moments when the artist interacted with his cat Huang Ermao.

Born in 1976 in Yibin, Sichuan Province, Gan graduated from the Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in 1998 and currently works in Shenzhen.

When she left home to earn a living in the big city, she found herself surrounded by loneliness. Fortunately, she met a stray cat, which she later named Huang Ermao.

Gan is good at abstract oil painting. His works often extract abstract concepts from individual life experiences, taking viewers through time and space to another dimension where there are flowers and cats, two of his most important creative elements.

There are also interactive sections at the exhibit. Viewers can have fun painting pictures of cats or reading “rainbow tarot cards”.

Where: Boopucat Art Space, Shenzhen

When: Until August 28, 2022

Price: free admission

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