The Peony Pavilion at The Lowry

Andrew Anderson
The Peony Pavilion at The Lowry

The Peony Pavilion at The Lowry, Salford 22 — 26 November 2016 Tickets from £15.00 — Book now

National Ballet of China are one of the world’s biggest and best ballet companies, so we’re super excited that they’ll be leaping over to The Lowry as part of their UK tour. For those seeking a second dose of ballet to follow up on the superb Giselle – look no further.

So what’s the story? Well, The Peony Pavilion is a sort of Chinese Romeo & Juliet, except it is far stranger and even more romantic. Two lovers meet in their dreams and pass between this world and the afterlife to be with one another (if that’s not commitment then I don’t know what is). Originally written by Tang Xianzu in the 16th century, it is one of the most famous stories in Chinese literature; in fact, it is so popular there’s even a 20-hour long operatic version (but don’t worry, this comes in at a far more manageable two hours).

As for the company, they draw the finest dancers from across China – a huge talent pool. What’s more, the costumes and lighting have a distinctive Chinese twist that makes their work stand out from their Western equivalents.

The Peony Pavilion at The Lowry, Salford 22 — 26 November 2016 Tickets from £15.00 Book now

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An enchanting exploration of the human heart masterfully danced by Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations.

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