Upcoming cultural events
Updated: 2011-03-14 14:03
Songs of the Wanderers
Founder and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taiwan, Lin Hwai-min has been heralded as "the most important choreographer in Asia".
His works transform ancient Asian aesthetics into thrilling modern celebrations of motion.
In addition to receiving rave reviews internationally for his choreography, Lin is also a recipient of many awards and honors, including Choreographer of the 20th Century by Dance Europe.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre was founded in 1973 as the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese-speaking community.
April 1 to 2, 7:30 pm. National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 Chang'an Xidajie, Xicheng district, 6655-0000.
Chamber Music Festival
Yishu 8 holds the first International Chamber Music Festival from March 18 to 20.
The opening day events include a workshop, cocktail party and concert.
German Ambassador Michael Schaefer and his wife will be present.
March 18, 6 pm. 100 yuan (free for students). Yishu 8, 8 Langjiayuan, Jianguo Road, Chaoyang district, 6581-9058.
Mars En Folie 2011
If you enjoy the elegance of Parisian women, the charm of cobbled streets, or bubbles of champagne, then you will enjoy the enchanting sounds of French music.
In Geneva, Montreal, Brussels, Paris or Beijing, French songs can be heard in many different styles.
Discover a new expression of love - the French way with bands Arnaud Fleurent-Didier (France), Clo du Trfle (Belgium), Alex Nevsky (Canada) and Aliose (Switzerland).
March 18, 7 pm, free entry (tickets available at the Alliance Francaise in CCF, Xihai and BLCU from March 10). Yugong Yishan, west courtyard of the site of the former Duan Qirui government, 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng district, 6404-2711.
Bookworm Literary Festival
From one of China's most exciting and assured avant-garde writers, Sheng Keyi, comes a raw account of a precocious migrant girl's travels from her small inland village to the factories and massage parlors of boom-town Shenzhen.
Northern Girls is a bold portrayal of high stakes, changing fate and how migrant working women - despised by other women and preyed upon by men - use their wits, looks and bodies to get by.
The Bookworm International Literary Festival runs in Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu until March 18.
March 14, 8 pm, 50 yuan. The Bookworm, Sanlitun Nanjie, 6586-9507.
Looking Back at 80
The exhibition will showcase more than 160 works by Liu Guosong, created between 1949 and 2011.
They focus on the artist's development from tradition to innovation during his 60-year career.
Liu began learning traditional Chinese painting at the age of 14 but soon fell under the influence of Western modern art. He most famous works include the Universe Series and Tibet Suites.
Meanwhile, he has also developed new formal languages for Chinese paintings.
March 21 to April 3. National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Dajie, Dongcheng district, 6400-1476.
I Wanna Be Adored
Taking its title from the popular 1991 single I Wanna Be Adored by the British rock band The Stone Roses, Russian-born artist Andreas Golder's solo exhibition presents a selection of new works produced during the course of his tenure as artist-in-residence at the Galerie Urs Meile Studio in Beijing.
The twisted visages and desperate goddesses that Golder's exhibition are reminiscent of the work of Francis Bacon and cartoonist Ralph Steadman and draw their immediate impact from Golder's mash-ups of a variety of genres and the dark humor that permeates the works.
Until April 10, 11 am-6:30 pm. Galerie Urs Meile Studio Beijing, No 104 Caochangdi, Chaoyang district. 6433-3393.
Memory and Identity
A group exhibition organized by Alessandro Rolandi, an Italian artist based in Beijing, that features the portraits of Italian photographer Nicola Vinci.
Till April 16. 255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang district, 6431-1567.
The "Super Moon" arrives at its closest point to the Earth in 2011.
The probability of being exposed to a life-threatening level of radiation is quite slim.
Worried Chinese shoppers stripped stores of salt on radiation fears.