Shanghai International Dance Center

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Photograph: courtesy Shanghai International Dance Center
1650 Hongqiao Lu
In addition to having a 1,079-seat grand theatre and a 291-seat experimental theatre, this gleaming arts behemoth is Asia’s first professional dance centre. It will house the Shanghai Ballet and the Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble, as well as the Shanghai Dance School (two branches affiliated with the Shanghai Theatre Academy). The two theatres have identically-sized stages for rehearsal purposes – dancers transferring stage sizes can appear visibly uncomfortable, or even crash into each other. And the rehearsal studios’ ‘springy’ floors should curtail injuries, a development which Shanghai International Dance Centre general manager Karin Zhang calls ‘new and creative technology.’
Venue name: Shanghai International Dance Center
Metro: Shuicheng lu
English address: 1650 Hongqiao Lu, near Shuicheng Lu Changning district.
Chinese address: 上海市长宁区虹桥路1650号(水城路地铁站)