Ballet keeps Polish seniors on toes

2011-12-22 15:21:01

Dressed in white tutus, seven pensioners from a village in southern Poland love to get on their tiptoes to dance ballet classics like Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

From art house to box office

2011-12-21 07:57:02

Director Xu Jinglei stepped out of the art house and explored commercial filmmaking territory with her 2010 romantic comedy, Go Lala Go!.

Strings attached

2011-12-21 09:36:50

The China National Symphony Orchestra's leadership ponders how its New Year concert fits into the country's changing views of classical music.

Threads of tradition

2011-12-20 08:05:10

Aqi Duzhima often visits the unused land behind her house - a place the 47-year-old Mosuo woman calls the "land of my dreams".

Tragedy produces a sublime musical

2011-12-20 08:05:10

Embracing the dead body of Esmeralda, Quasimodo roars with all his strength.

Beginning with a bang!

2011-12-20 08:05:10

After a series of thunderous sounds, a huge black circle appears in the sky, shaped like the coil of an Arab man's headdress.

Many kinds of best-sellers in 2011

2011-12-20 09:38:29

There were many kinds of best-sellers in 2011 and they sold in different ways. Some were meant for success, some were surprises, and some thrived on the Internet alone.

Book clubs start a new chapter

2011-12-19 07:56:20

Every last Tuesday of the month, a group of women lay claim to the long wooden table at 12sqm bar on Beijing's Nanluoguxiang.

The art of bargaining

2011-12-16 07:47:26

An expert shopper isn't always an expert bargainer.

Looking to her roots

2011-12-16 07:35:53

Chinese-American writer Yan Geling has written about various legendary women. Now, she has created a legendary man in Inmate Lu Yanshi.

Monkey see, Monkey do

2011-12-16 07:47:26

Traditional Beijing handicraft that mimics real life continues to delight in modern times.

Prosing the question

2011-12-15 07:57:11

A Japanese poet, who says he'll turn down the Nobel he's likely to win, wonders about humankind's place in the universe.