Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Swan Lake @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
The famed Russian State Ballet is coming to Shanghai to perform one the the most popular ballets of all time, Swan Lake. Composed by Tchaikovsky, the haunting ballet tells the story of a Odette, a princess who has been transformed by an evil magician into a swan.
📍 425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
POWER by Wang Man @ LIAN Contemporary Art Space
Human relationships are at the very foundation of Wang Man’s work. This mode of creative thinking appears to question the “emotional nature” of commercialism—the warmth of advertisements seen on TV. With the fervent expressions in the eyes of those advertising these products, they add “natural” value to the products in which they are marketing. This widespread phenomenon infiltrates the realm of personal feelings, arousing vigilance to an even greater degree. Through his new series of work, he forms a well-developed thread through the exhibition. Thus, “Foreworld” this bold and grand phrase appropriately titles the exhibition.
🕒 Until Jan 20, 2017
📍 #23,1436 JunGong Road // 军工路1436号23座2层
Tango Lovers @ Shanghai Centre Theatre
With a global vision and the objective to reach different generations, Tango Lovers Company proposes a unique perspective with an exquisite and glamorous balance of classical tango and tango show. Performing at the Shanghai Centre Theatre tonight at 7.30pm with tickets starting from ¥100.
📍 1376 Nanjing West Road // 南京西路1376号
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine @ Shanghai Oriental Art Centre
The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine comes to Shanghai for two magical nights. With chief conductor Volodymyr Sirenko, songs include compositions by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, and Suppe.
📍 425 Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
Nobody’s Home China Tour @ Harley’s
Metal Band ‘Nobody’s Home’ from down under is touring through seven cities in China and throwing in an epic show at Harley’s! He hs shared the same stage with world-renowned rock guitarist Yngwie Malsteen and participated in many international rock festivals. The show starts at 8.30pm and it is free entry.
📍 265 East Nandan Road // 南丹东路265号
Yang Fudong: Moving Mountains @ SCôP
SCôP is particularly proud to host the exhibition of Yang Fudong’s new work, Moving Mountains, also the latest artist commission by the Rolls-Royce Art Programme. Yang Fudong is an award-winning Chinese filmmaker and photographer, will create a completely new artwork for the Programme. He has exhibited in group and solo shows around the world including the Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002) and two participations at the Venice Biennale.
🕒 Until Jan. 5
📍 2555 Longteng Avenue // 龙腾大道2555号
LIKE ME by Lin Ke @ BANK
BANK is pleased to announce the opening of “Like Me”, the gallery’s first solo show of Beijing-based artist, Lin Ke. This exhibition continues the artists’ long-term interest in the behavioral science of our computer age by turning himself into his own guinea pig. Having converted his laptop into a studio, Lin mines the mundane actions of software operations and Internet surfing as the fodder and form of his art. As we increasingly experience life mediated by computing devices, Lin Ke helps define the boundaries of a growing reality gap.
🕒 Until Feb 20, 2017
📍 1/F, Xianggang Road // 香港路59号1楼
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