Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

Location Info


Orpheum Theatre

910 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)

This Tuesday, the Northrop Dance Series will present Shanghai Ballet's "The Butterfly Lovers," a folk-infused Western-style ballet that is the Romeo and Juliet of Chinese folklore. Dazzling sets and costumes abound, uniting Russian-influenced ballet technique with Tang Dynasty mise en scène. A brief excerpt available online reveals exquisite port de bras (arm movements) and plenty of pageantry.
Tue., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2013