Direct from China, the world-renowned Shanghai Ballet will arrive in Houston this fall to perform one of its signature works, The Butterfly Lovers. This four-act ballet is an Asian version of Romeo and Juliet that includes a perfect combination of Western ballet and Chinese dancing. Founded in 1966, this regional dance company was named Shanghai Ballet in 1979 following several successful tours of its first work, The White-Haired Girl, which won a Gold Medal for one of the Best Classical Dance Works of the 20th Century in China, and helped establish the Company as one of the country’s leading ensembles.
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