Art beat

Updated: 2015-03-02 07:03

(China Daily)

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Shanghai Henrik Ibsen's play

A Chinese stage production of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People will be presented this week. The play will star Wang Xuebing, a Chinese film actor, in the lead role of a medical officer. Directed by Lin Zhaohua, the play premiered in Beijing in October, and more than 100 performances have been scheduled this year.

7:15 pm, March 4-8. People's Grand Theater, 663 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu district. 021-6217-2426.

'Bible of love'

Two performances of Rhino in Love are coming up. The play, written by Liao Yimei and directed by Meng Jinghui, premiered in 1999 and has become one of the most successful shows of the Meng Jinghui Theater Studio. A lyrical story about young love in modern China, the play is widely quoted online, and is sometimes described as the "Bible of love".

7:30 pm, March 4-5. Shanghai Art Theater, 466 Jiangning Road, Jing'an district. 021-6256-8282.

Malaysian pop star

Liang Ching Ju will give concerts at Mercedes-Benz Arena for two consecutive nights this month. The pop singer from Malaysia has enjoyed much popularity in China, with her music featuring emotional lyrics and a narrative style that makes audiences easily relate to her songs.

7:30 pm, March 13-14. Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Expo Avenue, Pudong New Area. 400-181-6688.


Arch Enemy returns

Swedish metal band Arch Enemy will return to China with three shows in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong during their 2015 Asian tour. Founded in 1996 in Halmstad by guitarist Michael Amott, the band performed in China in 2007 and 2009, wowing fans with their heavy beats from their nine studio albums.

8 pm, March 10. Yugong Yishan, 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu (Road), Dongcheng district, Beijing, 010-6404 2711; 8 pm, March 11. Q House, 2nd Floor of Qianshuiwan Creative Arts Center, 179 Yichang Lu (Road), Putuo district, Shanghai. 021-6266-3191.

New album

Swedish singer Lisa Ekdahl will bring her latest album, Look to Your Own Heart, to Beijing later this month. Known for her soft voice, the 43-year-old rose to fame with a self-titled debut album in 1994, when she landed three Grammys - Album of the Year, Female Artist of the year and Rock artist of the Year.

7:30 pm, March 21. Rulun Lecture Hall, Renmin University of China, 59 Zhongguancun Dajie (Street), Haidian district. 400-610-3721.

Dragon Quartet

Dragon Quartet, composed of Chinese violinists Ning Feng, Wang Xiaomao, viola player ZhengWenxiao and cellist Qin Liwei, will performin a show, bringing works, including Mozart's String QuartetNo 22 in B flat K.589 and Debussy's Quartet in Gminor Op.10. Bass baritone Shen Yang will also join the quartet.

7:30 pm, March 21. Forbidden City Concert Hall, Zhongshan Park, west of Tian'anmen Square. 010-6559-8285.

(China Daily 03/02/2015 page22)