Ballet stirs controversy due to erotic choreography

28 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Beijing Dance Theater’s Golden Lotus (金瓶梅) has stirred up controversy due to its erotic choreography.According to a report in May Daily, the performance, based on the namesake Chinese novel famous for its graphically explicit depictions of sexuality, has been severely criticized.Scheduled to perform in Chengdu, Sichuan province, starting on Friday, before touring other cities, Golden Lotus is thought to be banned in Beijing and Shanghai.Beijing Dance Theater chief and choreographer Wang Yuanyuan (王媛媛) denied the news.She said there were no plans to perform in these two cities yet. She also said any criticism is too early as only those who have watched the performance are qualified to comment.

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