Beautiful photos of the National Ballet of China’s The Peony Pavilion

On a rare visit to our shores, the National Ballet of China performs its internationally acclaimed classic
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By Helen Shaw |
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The Lincoln Center Festival continues to set the bar high for amazing things to do this summer when they bring The Peony Pavilion and The Red Detachment of Women to a hungry uptown audience. The tale itself is old: The Peony Pavilion is the Ming Dynasty’s Romeo and Juliet, a headlong, highly symbolic romance in which a woman first finds love in a dream, then pursues it even after death. But Fei Bo’s choreography makes the story exquisitely modern: Our heroine is so love-stunned she seems to dissolve into alternate selves, though this may simply be an excuse to parade more lavish costumes by the incomparable Emi Wada. Lose yourself in the flood of images, and if you missed this outing, check out more of the best dance events this summer.

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