China Report: Final Performance in Beijing

December 23, 2007 at 4:06 pm (General Information, Overseas Tour) (, , , , )

Mr Young, Promoter and Mark Skipper, CEO - Photo by Neil G Jarman

The Company spent the early part of the day continuing the journey around the famous sites that Beijing has to offer. The Forbidden City and Summer Palace seem to be quite popular. All too soon it was time to go to the theatre for the day’s preparation for the performance. This afternoon was David Nixon’s last class with the Company before he leaves Beijing. A video and selection of photographs from class accompany this report. David also spent some time rehearsing Pippa Moore and Chris Hinton-Lewis who will be dancing Butterfly and Pinkerton together for the first time in Yangzhou on 31 December.

Not only was this our final performance in Beijing but also the closing performance of the 5th Beijing International Dance Festival. The performance, with Keiko and Kenny dancing Butterfly and Pinkerton, was very much appreciated by the audience and we were honoured by the presence of senior Government figures. Young, our Promoter, was delighted with the Beijing season and we all look forward to 3 days off for Christmas before we start out journey again to Nanjing on 27th. Watch this space for David Nixon’s thoughts on his visit to Beijing tomorrow (24 December) and share moments from the NBT Christmas Party on 25 December.

Oh, check out the menu in one of the hotel’s restaurants – our Christmas Lunch?

Poly Theatre

Giant poster costs thousands of Yuan per day to display

Keiko and Michela in class - Photo by Neil G Jarman

Company in Class

Company in Class

Company in Class - Photo by Neil G Jarman

Company in Class

Company in Class

Company in Class - Photo by Neil G Jarman

Company in Class

Auditorium of Poly Theatre

Drum dance - Photo by Neil G Jarman

Drum dance

Arrival of Butterfly

Entrance of wedding party

Bonze awaiting his entrance - Photo by Neil G Jarman

Parasols

Theatre was full of flowers for closing ceremony

The famous menu - Photo by Neil G Jarman

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