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Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts, the best Chinese classical dance company in the world comes to Barcelona with a singular orchestra, combining a base of Western instruments with the most amazing Eastern sounds. The Shen Yun show moves through different dynasties and regions; legends, myths and heroes of classical Chinese literature come alive; ethnic and folk dances flood the stage with colour and energy. The jumps and spins by the ethereal Shen Yun masters, thunderous battle drums, and powerful voices of the singers are presented against incredible animated backgrounds that transport us to another world.

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Sat Apr 25
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The show must go on

Concept and staging: Jérôme Bel. This piece was created in 2001 and is one of the emblematic works in the career of Jérôme Bel. The show examines the relationship between art and life, between the more colloquial and more refined, and constantly challenges the audience's expectations. On an unflourished stage, a DJ plays popular songs from different eras, while professional dancers and people with no experience in dance follow the instructions in the lyrics. 'The show must go on' was part of the repertoire of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg between 2000 and 2005, and the repertoire of the Lyon Opera Ballet from 2007 to 2014.

  1. Mercat de les Flors Lleida, 59, Sants-Montjuïc, 08004
  2. Fri May 8 - Sun May 10
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Los Vivancos, 'Aeternum'

  • Rated as: 3/5

Flamenco, ballet, contemporary dance, folk dance, martial arts, acrobatics, magic, the circus, tap dance, a designer wardrobe and grand, elaborate staging are some of the ingredients that make up ‘Aeternum’, an ensemble work from dance company Los Vivancos, with the collaboration of Daniele Finzi, creator of shows like Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’.

  1. Teatre Tívoli Casp, 8, Eixample, 08010
  2. Thu May 21 - Sun Jun 7
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Danza real ya!

'Danza real ya' is a project by and about Pere Faura dance. Using four iconic choreographies from the history of dance as well as the artist's own personal history, the show sets out to reincarnate them and work on them as a historic and symbolic gesture of admiration and appreciation, but also as an exercise in humorous self-criticism of the world of dance and its benchmarks. It's a choreographic collage of different emblematic solos imprinted in a single body that interprets part of the collective memory of dance in order to project thoughts on paper, the necessity or the absurdity of contemporary dance at present.

  1. Antic Teatre Verdaguer i Callís, 12, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Wed May 6 - Thu May 7
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Directed by: Núria Guiu SagarraIn science fiction, tales of fantasy and/or quantum theories, a portal is a gateway to an unknown place – perhaps to a remote past, a future world or even a temporary, shapeless space. The parameters of time and space are the basic building blocks for the creation of 'Portal'. These tools are implemented via the body and in relation to physical laws such as weight and gravity.

  1. Hiroshima Vila i Vilà 61-67, 08004
  2. Thu Jun 18 - Sat Jun 20
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