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Sunday, January 26
Newlin Hall
7:00 PM
$35 / $52 / $75 tickets available

For more than three decades, the Shanghai Ballet has dazzled audiences around the world with its unique repertoire of folk-infused Chinese ballet and classical Western masterworks. The Butterfly Lovers is a poignant love story that dates to the Tang Dynasty. Often considered the Chinese equivalent to Romeo & Juliet, the performance features elegant choreography, graceful dancers, magnificent costumes, and a touching story of love and loss. The Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage.

“There are four great legendary tales in Chinese culture and ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ is one of them. I was drawn to it because it is a beautiful love story – it expresses universal emotions.”

-Choreographer and company director, Xin Lili


Steven Hoffman, Executive Director at the Norton Center for the Arts: 

“Last season, the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra brought high accolades from the audience. It is with great pleasure that we now bring the official ballet company of the Shanghai Opera House, performing one of their signature works, just days after its run at NYC’s Lincoln Center.”