What a unique opportunity lies ahead for all of us! Our friends from China, Shanghai to be specific, are arriving in town following fantastic reviews and commentaries from all of the cities they have already toured. Having worked with them in the 80’s and the 90’s, I have a special place in my heart for them as individuals. Xin LiLi, Artistic Director and Choreographer of “The Butterfly Lovers,” the Chinese version of “Romeo and Juliet,” was one of the leading dancers in a couple of the works I staged in Shanghai when working with them.
Shanghai Ballet’s work should appeal to all, the color and texture of their approach to dance is uniquely theirs. Their training is also superb and because of their vision they do so with special sensibilities. This large production, with over 50 dancers on stage, fulfills all the wants of those desiring full length works.
This show should bring hundreds of families to enjoy a masterful work beautifully performed. Do not miss it if you are in St. Louis this upcoming weekend, November 8 and 9, 2013 at the Touhill.