Beijing Dance Academy's Butterfly Lovers at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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Don’t miss a very special Chinese New Year performance as the Beijing Dance Academy — hailed as China’s Juilliard School — comes to the U.S. to premiere The Butterfly Lovers.
Set to China’s most famous violin concerto, the legend of the Butterfly Lovers is akin to China’s Romeo & Juliet, complete with intrigue, love and tragedy. The evening also includes a selection of award-winning pieces by some of China’s up and coming choreographers.