Defending a dying art, opera troupe tours rural China

May 2, 2017

Defending a dying art, opera troupe tours rural China

For the 50-year-old Chinese opera performer, every aspect of the dimly lit backstage room was a reminder that things had changed. The elaborate costumes carelessly thrown aside, the young troupe members playing with their smartphones, the half-eaten noodles abandoned in the corner — all were ...

Apr 11, 2017

Acrobat dies after fall during Disney rehearsal

An acrobatic performer preparing for a show at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, died on Monday after falling from wires hung about 10 meters above a theater stage, police said. Kazutaka Yoshino, 38, from Tokyo fell to the stage at around 12:15 ...