SBT ballet Xi Shi to be on tour
Suzhou Ballet Theatre (SBT) has announced to start a tour next week for its original ballet Xi Shi to a number of southern cities like Changsha in Hunan province, Liuzhou in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and Guangzhou and Jiangmen in Guangdong province.
Created in 2012, Xi Shi tells a story about a girl of the same name hailed as one of the legendary "Four Beauties in Ancient China". Featuring ingenious blending of traditional Chinese cultural elements, modern dancing art and western classic music, the ballet positively oozes elegance and spirituality of the waterside towns in regions south of the Yangtze River and the Wu Culture in every detail. It received positive response from the audiences when it was performed at National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and Esplanade –Theatres on the Bay in Singapore.
The last leg of the tour, the 50th appearance of the show since its debut, is scheduled at Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, SIP on June 5.