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Where to go out, dance, and revel. Hand-picked events in Shanghai, curated by a team with combined decades in town.
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Oct
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  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • This Is Cabaret

    Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be performed with a full cast of...
Oct
24
  • Karbido - The Table

    One hour of random compositions, sound interventions and audio-performative actions from Polish avant-garde band Karbido. A piece of furniture – a table – is transformed into a potent musical instrument capable of playing everything from...
  • This Is Cabaret

    Candor hosts the musical: This is Cabaret. The resident cast does their version of this classic story in a performance that involves a bit of audience involvement. Classic pieces from the musical will be performed with a full cast of...
Oct
26
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
Oct
27
  • Gala by Czech National Ballet

    The Czech National Ballet in Prague occupies a firm position on the Czech Republic’s dance scene, as well as in the Central European context. Founded in 1883, the company’s dialogue with global dance theatre has been pursued by its...
Oct
30
  • Antigone

    Regarded as one of the greatest classic works ever created, Ancient Greek tragedy Antigone was first written by Sophocles in 441 B.C., and depicts a young woman named Antigone, the story's heroine, condemned to death for burying the body...
  • Leonardo by NoGravity Group

    On the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Emiliano Pellisari and the NoGravity performing arts company bring a multidisciplinary theatrical show dedicated to the man. Be prepared for a zero-gravity dream-like scene,...
Oct
31
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
Nov
6
  • OSCiLLATE

    OSCiLLATE is a ground-breaking tap dance choreographed by Avalon Rathgeb and Dre Torres. It was first revealed to the world in summer 2018 premiering at Sadler’s Wells-The Lilian Baylis Theatre and then performed at Latitude Music...
Nov
7
Nov
8
  • Sutra

    This 2008 contemporary dance production by 
Flemish/Moroccan born choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is in collaboration with visual artist Antony Gormley, composer Szymon Brzóska and monks from the Shaolin Temple in China. The show...
  • Samajam 2: Kids Participatory Musical Experience

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Canadian performance troupe "Samajam" has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences. After a successful tour,...
Nov
9
  • Four Seasons / The Butterfly Lovers

    A cultural event from Festival Hong Kong 2019 lands in Shanghai for a presentation by the acclaimed Hong Kong Dance Company. Two dance performances with stunning, evocative stage setting accompany to pieces of classic music. "Four...
  • Samajam 2: Kids Participatory Musical Experience

    A 100% interactive musical experience where the audience is the show! Canadian performance troupe "Samajam" has introduced a show for families, creating musical happenings with the help of their audiences. After a successful tour,...
Nov
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15
  • Der Elefantenpups (Mandarin)

    A child-friendly audiovisual symphony, blending story and music. Based on a German picture book by Heidi Leenen with music by Christian Klaessen, it follows a friendly Animal keeper, his elephant and his zoo friends as they explore the...
Nov
16
  • Monologue By X-Zero Dance Theater

    "Am I the real me in the last second?" Zhang Xi sets out to explore the significance of memory in our life experiences. In this piece, Zhang Xi chooses to work with the various spaces formed by six meter ladders. The ladder represents...
  • Swan Lake | State Ballet of Georgia

    The ballet company of the Tbilisi Ballet State Theatre is coming to Shanghai to perform the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, a piece it has performed for over 100 years, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Art direction on this...
  • Der Elefantenpups (Mandarin)

    A child-friendly audiovisual symphony, blending story and music. Based on a German picture book by Heidi Leenen with music by Christian Klaessen, it follows a friendly Animal keeper, his elephant and his zoo friends as they explore the...
Nov
20
  • Tiger & Tiger Tale

    Visually stunning and innovative, Tiger & Tiger Tale is a moving contemporary dance piece co-created by writer Robert Alan Evans and choreographer Natasha Gilmore. The story portrays a dysfunctional family whose three members, Mom, Dad...
Nov
23
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27
  • Titanic The Musical

    Titanic The Musical is on course to dock in the port of Shanghai at the end of 2019. The story of the infamous voyage that claimed that lives of over 1,500 people was first brought to the stage way back in 1997, with the musical...
Nov
29
  • BLEU! By Compagnia TPO

    BLEU is a production devoted to the sea. The story of a sailor’s encounter with the forces of nature is inspired by the legends and mythologies that the Mediterranean Basin has treasured for a long time. Based in Prato, Italy, Compagnia...
Nov
30
  • I Am Tango by Tango Lovers

    I Am Tango tells a story of a man named Tango, whose essence is represented by a bandoneon, a type of concertina popular in Uruguay and Argentina essential within Tango dance. Tango and his bandoneon go back in time to explore the...
Dec
1
  • I Am Tango by Tango Lovers

    I Am Tango tells a story of a man named Tango, whose essence is represented by a bandoneon, a type of concertina popular in Uruguay and Argentina essential within Tango dance. Tango and his bandoneon go back in time to explore the...
Dec
5
  • Chicago: The Musical

    The legendary director and choreographer Bob Fosse had the vision for Chicago in 1975 when he obtained the rights from the original book writer Maurine Watkins. He joined forces with the musical team of John Kander and Fred Ebb who had...
Dec
6
  • Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning musical based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl is coming to Shanghai! It tells the story of young Matilda, a bright and curious child who loves books, as she deals with a shallow,...
  • One Starry Night Out of the Blue

    A live, immersive stage performance combining art and education, this children's show explores 28 pieces painted by 9 masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Wang Xi Meng and more, set to live piano accompaniment. The showing on Dec 6...
  • EXIT by Untitled Group

    Choreographer Gu Jiani explores the deepest human desire to exit the mundane. In a perpetual cycle of creation and destruction, we seek paths to liberation and self-fulfillment, yet our desires simultaneously stand in our way. Inspired...
Dec
7
  • Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning musical based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl is coming to Shanghai! It tells the story of young Matilda, a bright and curious child who loves books, as she deals with a shallow,...
  • One Starry Night Out of the Blue

    A live, immersive stage performance combining art and education, this children's show explores 28 pieces painted by 9 masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Wang Xi Meng and more, set to live piano accompaniment. The showing on Dec 6...
Dec
8
  • Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning musical based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl is coming to Shanghai! It tells the story of young Matilda, a bright and curious child who loves books, as she deals with a shallow,...
Dec
10
  • Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning musical based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl is coming to Shanghai! It tells the story of young Matilda, a bright and curious child who loves books, as she deals with a shallow,...
Dec
13
  • Turnadot: Puccini Opera

    Turandot, Puccini's final opera and one of the biggest blockbusters in the genre, transports us to a fantastical version of ancient China. There, the cold-hearted but beautiful princess Turandot challenges her suitors to a deadly game of...
  • One Starry Night Out of the Blue

    A live, immersive stage performance combining art and education, this children's show explores 28 pieces painted by 9 masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Wang Xi Meng and more, set to live piano accompaniment. Showing on Dec 13 is...
Dec
14
  • One Starry Night Out of the Blue

    A live, immersive stage performance combining art and education, this children's show explores 28 pieces painted by 9 masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Wang Xi Meng and more, set to live piano accompaniment. Showing on Dec 13 is...
Dec
15
  • One Starry Night Out of the Blue

    A live, immersive stage performance combining art and education, this children's show explores 28 pieces painted by 9 masters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Wang Xi Meng and more, set to live piano accompaniment. Showing on Dec 13 is...
Dec
19
  • Spanish Ballet of Murcia: Flamenco Carmen

    The Spanish Ballet of Murcia has always had its own identity and engages in various forms of Spanish dance, including Flamenco. The company’s production of Carmen has won awards for its choreography, stage effects and the skills of its...