Image China

Image China

Awakening Lion

March 21 & 22 - CANCELLED
Shubert Theatre
Please be advised that Image China originally scheduled for the Shubert Theatre on March 21st - 22nd has been cancelled. All online and phone purchases via Telecharge will be refunded automatically to the original credit card used. At this time, our box office is closed due to the state mandate to close all non-essential businesses. We will be able to issue refunds for patrons that purchased their tickets at the box office in-person as soon as we are allowed to re-open. To contact Telecharge customer service, please call 866-280-7626.

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About the Show

Image China: Awakening Lion will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage March 21 - 22.

China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) will present the US premiere of a new dance gala by the Guangzhou Song and Dance Theatre. This production features exciting lion dance from their acclaimed dance production “The Awakening Lion” and thrilling solo, pas de deux, pas de trios and group dance that conveying Chinese southern culture.

Guangzhou Song and Dance Theatre was founded in 1965 and was once regarded by Guangming Daily as "a bouquet of flowers in the city of sheep". Their works include dance drama Xinghai • Yellow River, dance narrative poem Once Upon a Time in Guangzhou, musical drama Star, Miss Xiguan, Peace Messenger, dance poem Walking in the South of the Five Ridges and dance drama Waking up, songs Please Come to the Ends of the Earth, Brothers and Sisters to Be Together, and dance Dance of Heroes, House • Woman, Company and the forth. There are many awards for these masterpieces, such as the national "five-one project" award, "wenhua award" of the Ministry of Culture, the first prize for excellent dramas in the national ballet opera musical performance, "Chinese drama award • excellent dramas" award in the Chinese theatre festival, “national lotus award” for dance drama, Guangdong "five-one project" award," Lu Xun prize for literature and art", gold award in the dance competition of the South of the Five Ridges in Guangdong, etc. In 2018, the grand launch of a large-scale national dance drama The Awakening Lion has won the 11th Chinese dance "lotus award" for dance drama, climbing the peak of art again.

This production is a part of CAEG’s Image China cultural exchange initiative, which seeks to introduce traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world. Since its inception in 2009, Image China has presented works at performance venues across the globe, including Lincoln Center in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and stages throughout Europe and Australia. Recent productions include Princess Zhaojun, Soaring Wings, Confucius, Dragon Boat Racing, The Legend of Mulan, and the acclaimed American debut of the Peking Opera star Zhang Huoding.



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This restored 1500+ seat theatre; and considered Boston Theater District's "Little Princess", continues to be the home for many local community arts organizations. The Shubert Theatre also serves as a venue for the touring companies that present Broadway, theater, music, dance, and opera.

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  • 265 Tremont
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Capacity 1500
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