Where to go, what to do this week in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Deca Dance @ Shanghai International Dance Centre
Renowned dance company based in Israel, Batsheva Dance Company’s contemporary choreographer & artistic director Ohad Naharin has been hailed as one of the world’s most influential choreographers. Naharin has created an innovative, sensation-based movement language called Gaga dance, which has revolutionized the company’s training. It is a force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. Held at the Shanghai International Dance Center, a selection of Batsheva Dance Company’s most memorable pieces will be performed at their new stage show, Deca Dance.
WHEN: 7.30-9.30pm // Oct 17 – 18
WHERE: 1650 Hongqiao Road // 虹桥路 1650号
Luo Yongjin @ OFOTO Gallery
A passionate lover of life, artist Luo Yongjin’s works shows the world through his eyes and how he is able to elevate ordinary objects to another realm of reality to inspire viewers. Starting from his works back in 1997, everything he has photographed is man-made and have no longer featured humans as subjects. The silence and the peaceful solitude of his works, engages the viewers’ minds in the complicated dynamics and societal constructs of human society. Catch this exhibit from 10am-6pm everyday, and it is ongoing until the 21st of October.
WHEN:10am-6pm, Until Oct 21st
WHERE: 2/F, Building 13, 50 Moganshan Road // 莫干山路50号13号楼2楼
”LUS” (Light) @ Power Station of Art
Directed by Marco Martinelli, ”LUS” (Light) is a voice and theatre concerto performance. Performing for the first time in China, Ermanna Montanari and Luigi Ceccarelli will be on stage bringing you an unforgettable experience. Shows are ongoing for two nights straight at the Power Station of Art and tickets are ¥150.
WHERE: 222, Huayuanguang Road // 花园港路200号
CONTACT: +86 18301799670
Violin Recital @ Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Rare talent, Julia Fischer, will be performing at the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre. Starting violin at the age of four, Julia has won eight first prizes in eight national and international soloist competitions since 1989, five for her violin and three for her piano performances. For the violin recital, Martin Helmchen will also be performing on piano. Tickets range from ¥80-¥580 and the show starts at 7.30pm.
WHERE: 425, Dingxiang Road // 丁香路425号
Health & Wellness Talk @ Community Centre Shanghai
Hosted by Community Centre Shanghai (CCS), this unique and interactive nutrition cooking series focuses on improving nutrition, digestion, and health. The speaker Kimberly Ashton is a corporate and education speaker, blogger, author of the book TCM Smoothies, and WeChat online TV host of Bio+healthy kitchen show. This will be held at CCS’ Pudong Centre on Tuesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and tickets are ¥350 per session.
WHERE: Tower A, 3/F, 1146 Biyun Road // 碧云路1146号 A号楼 3楼
Jiang Pengyi @ ShanghART
Artist Jiang Piangyi is showing new photography series ”Grace” at M50 mainstay, ShanghART. For this exhibit, the artist is sticking with the natural-meets-experimental theme by way of large-scale gelatin silver photographs and antique developing technologies. The series charts changes in landscapes around the Arctic Circle and various countries in the Southern Hemisphere over a period of three years. Shown alongside is Trace which incorporates darkroom experiments in Polaroid. The exhibit is open frm 4pm to 7pm everyday until October 23rd at ShangART Gallery.
WHEN: Daily until Oct 23, 4pm-7pm
WHERE: Building 18, 50 Moganshan Road // 香格纳画廊, 莫干山路50号, 16和18号楼
Lost in Shanghai’s Film World @ Shanghai Film Museum
Shanghainese artist Li Shoubai is proud to present Lost in Shanghai’s Film World – exhibit showcasing around 100 of his work. This is by far the longest-running solo exhibit the artist has ever run. He will also showcase his painting and paper-cut works he has created over the past decade. Ongoing everyday until the end of October, the artist will be showcasing his most recent paintings, of which captures the city’s unique urban energy in the past and present. This exhibit attempts to recall the collective memories of the city’s past and evoke nostalgia in the audience. This event runs from 9am-5pm everyday and entry fee is ¥60.
WHEN: Until Oct 31; 9am – 5pm everyday
WHERE: 595 North Caoxi Road // 漕溪北路595号
CONTACT: ＋86 64667 7607 // [email protected]
The Monte-Carlo Ballet @ Shanghai Culture Square
Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot presents his tribute to ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from Oct 20th to the 22nd at the Shanghai Culture Square. The Monte-Carlo Ballet (Les Ballets de Monte Carlo) is a classical ballet company established in 1985 by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover in accordance with the wishes of her mother, Princess Grace of Monaco. With the elaborate costumes and scenery, this is a feast for the eyes. The show starts at 7.15pm and ticket prices range from ¥180 to ¥980.
WHEN: 7.15-9.15pm until Oct 22
WHERE: 36 Yongjia Road // 永嘉路 39号
Startup Grind @ Naked Hub
Startup Grind presents serial entrepreneur Matilda Ho at Naked Hub this Thursday. She will be sharing her experience in building a farm-to-table e-commerce platform, Yimishiji – China’s first online farmers market that has engineered food education and transparency in their entire supply chain. The event starts at 7pm and will start off with networking, there will be a workshop on design thinking, followed by a discussion and Q&A session with Matilda, and ending at 9pm with wine and some music.
WHERE: Building 5, 89 Taixing Road // 泰兴路89号5楼
We belong forum on sustainability @ COCO Space
We Belong Forum is landing in Shanghai for a 2 day forum to explore how brands, business leaders and start-ups are generating sustainable solutions and innovations to generate higher values and revenues for businesses while creating resilient ecological and human ecosystems. An event supported by FEIY, this forum will allow you explore a future through the brightest minds of more than 35 of the most innovative, pioneering and sustainable brands such as IKEA, Renault, Danone and H&M. Prepare to leave feeling empowered and determined to create a positive impact.
PRICE: From ¥290
WHERE: 200 Tian Lin Road // 田林路 200号
James Bond tribute @ The Pearl
Presenting the great film music of James Bond at The Pearl. Spy’s, Secret agent’s, mole’s and Moneypenny’s, go undercover and incognito with us in your sexiest spy style for an elegant black tie evening, as The Pearl becomes your 60’s Casino Royal Fantasy. Join Frank Bray, The Pearl Big Band and director Antonio Ximenez for all your favourite Bond themes. Happy hour starts from 5pm to 7pm and the show starts at 9pm. Tickets are ¥180 pre-sale and ¥220 at the door.
WHEN: Happy hour from 5pm-7pm, show starts at 9pm
PRICE: ¥180 pre-sale, ¥220 at the door
WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
CONTACT: +86 13764889962 // [email protected]
Last Supper feat. Lee Holman @ Arkham
Footprint present techno globetrotter Lee Holman at Arkham. Performing since the nineties, he has received acclaim for his mixing and production skills and founded Kawl imprint, a label that aims to provide diversity in Techno. This was immediately picked up and generated rave reviews on Resident Advisor and impressive charts by leading connoisseurs of the underground. Show starts at 10pm, ends at 4am and tickets are ¥100.
WHERE: 1 South Wulumuqi Road // 乌鲁木齐南路 1号
“How’s the Beast?” @ Power Station of Art
Eyal Weiser’s “How’s the Beast?” features three new fictional artists – a Polish choreographer, a German-Israeli artist, and an Israeli performance artist. Working against the backdrop of Operation Protective Edge, the artists each create an artwork in response to an article published in the summer of 2014 in a German newspaper, which expressed concerns regarding Israel’s policy in Gaza. Combining dance, video, and performance art and making use of a range of artistic tools and a special performative syntax, the three artists examine the normalization of relations among their countries, as well as the evolution of collective narratives following the Second World War. The show is available on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm at the Power station of Art and tickets are ¥150.
WHEN: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm
WHERE: 3/F Theatre, Huayuangang Road 222 // 花园港路 200号
Lotic @ The Shelter
Raised in Houston, Texas and now operating out of Berlin, Lotic is a resident at the city’s famed Janus parties. Having featured on Bjork’s recent sit-in for Rinse FM alongside a flurry of press attention, the stereotype-baiting producer made his first official outing with 2015’s Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is ‘an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica’. Expect gut-wrenching bass, lurching hip hop rhythms, occasional shards of contemporary R&B splintered with tactile hi-hats. The show starts at 10pm at The Shelter, tickets are ¥80.
WHERE: 5 Yongfu Road // 5 永福路
MOMA Festival @ Century Park
Ongoing from Saturday to Sunday, this year’s MOMA Festival is headlining Britpop act Suede, and also Tuvan folk band Yat-Kha and Swedish pop singer-songwriter Hanna Turi, plus Chinese acts Carsick Cars, Wild Children, Zhou Yunpeng, AK47, Sound Fragment, Wood Pushing Melon, Shao Yibei and Elenore. This year’s theme is ‘Take Dream as Horse’ and the festival runs from 1.30pm to 10pm. Tickets are ¥260 per day, ¥400 for two days.
PRICE: ¥260 per day, ¥400 for two days
WHERE:1001 Jinxiu Road // 锦绣路 1001号
Star Trek Exhibition @ The Hub
This Star Trek exhibition is the largest collection of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. Featuring a truly impressive array of exhibits sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films. Together these components offer all you Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science-fiction franchise in history. Daily from 10am-10pm, this exhibit is ongoing until the 25th of October.
WHEN: Daily from 10am-10pm
WHERE: 33 Shaohong Road // 绍虹路33号
PRICE: 400 133 8888
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