Weekend performances in town

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-04-07

‘Samajam 2’

“Samajam 2” is an interactive musical experience where the audience is the show. The lively show leaders on stage will teach the audience basic music theory and lead parents and kids in percussive group performances with instruments provided.

The International Talent Community booth at a previous edition of the China International Exchange of Professionals (CIEP) in Shenzhen. File photo

Time: 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., April 9

Tickets: 100-380 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “SZpolytheatre”

Venue: Shenzhen Poly Theater, Nanshan District (深圳保利剧院)

Metro: Line 2 or 11 to Houhai Station (后海站), Exit E

A poster of "13"’ and "14."

‘13’ and ‘14’

TAO Dance Theater, winner of this year’s Silver Lion Award for Dance, will bring “13” and “14” from their “Numerical Series” this weekend. The “Numerical Series”works, highlighting simple body aesthetics, have fascinated audience members in over 40 countries and regions. They will perform the two new works in a same performance, as the number 1314’s Chinese meaning of “eternity and everlasting” conveys the company’s best wishes to audience members.

Time: 3 p.m., April 9

Tickets: 80-380 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “PingShanTheatre”

Venue: Pingshan Theater, Pingshan District (坪山大剧院)

Metro: Line 14 to Pingshan Square Station (坪山广场站), Exit D1

‘Silver Lining’

Young choreographer Chen Zihao is joining hands with rising dancers Zhu Fengwei, Li Yu and actress Tu Ling in his multimedia dance production “Silver Lining,” in which Chen plays a monkey who doesn’t want to become a grown-up; Zhu plays a cat who looks like a tiger; Li plays a chicken who believes he can fly; and Tu plays a speechless fantasist. The Chinese title of the work is “29,” as the three male dancers Chen, Zhu and Li are all around 29 years old, and Chen believes “29 represents a kind of obstacle in life.”

 A poster for "Silver Lining," whose Chinese title is "29."

Time: 8 p.m., April 8; 3 p.m., April 9

Tickets: 50-680 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “深圳滨海艺术中心”

Venue: Bay Opera of Shenzhen, Bao’an District (深圳滨海艺术中心)

Metro: Line 5 to Baohua Station (宝华站), Exit A

Classical music

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts graduate He Liyan will perform piano pieces by Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy and Mozart while young violinist Yuan Chen’er who graduated from the Juilliard School will play easy-listening pieces by Kreisler and Saint-Saens on Saturday night. Meanwhile, young Chinese pianist Wei Zijian who graduated from Central Conservatory of Music will perform Haydn, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Ravel, Schumann and Barber pieces Sunday night.

Time: 7:30 p.m., April 8-9

Tickets: 80-380 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “szyyt_piao”

Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, Futian District (深圳音乐厅)

Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D

Drama, dance

The children’s drama “Like Cat and Dog” with multiple interactions among the performers and the audience stands ready to impress on the stage. When painter Nacho brings all his drawings to life, everything becomes a mess like cat and dog.

Meanwhile, featuring the folk characteristics of Guangdong, the dance “Dragon Boat Racing” will treat audience members to exciting evocations of dragon boat races, as well as a quintessential Guangdong music repertoire.

A poster for "Like Cat and Dog."

Children’s drama: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., April 8

Tickets: 80-280 yuan

Dance: 8 p.m., April 8; 3:30 p.m., April 9

Tickets: 80-680 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “GuangmingArtCenter”

Venue: Guangming Culture and Art Center, Guangming District (光明文化艺术中心)

Metro: Line 6 to Fenghuang Town Station (凤凰城站), Exit B