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For Yu, who entered the Liaoning Ballet in 2009, it has been a unique process.
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e, I had to become a man who is ultimately found to be a woman,” she says. To act Mulan’s p
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ese culture,” Yu says. “You should be able to impress yourself before you can impress your audience.”
Qu Zijiao, 57-year-old director of the Liaoning Ballet, says: “To tell Ch
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udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.
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The storytelling mixes flips, falls, dance and high-wire spectacle with the latest in high-tech sound and lighting, to whisk the
audiences away to the world of Sichuan some 3,000 years ago. At the show’s climax, live peacocks and macaws fr
om Sichuan fly over the audience to land and perch on the hands of the performers on stage.
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For an efficient G20 summit, O’Neill, from Chatham House, recommended that each G20 country gi
ves itself some kind of score card for the progress made toward initiatives that featured in past G20 statements.