This week I went to the National Chinese Performing Arts center to watch the ballet with friends. I have always heard positive things about the ballet in China and I was certainly not disappointed. The show was actually based on a Japanese story. It was about a rare bird that everyone thought went extinct, but many years later was actually found in China. China gave the bird back to Japan in a friendly gesture. The ballet didn’t really capture this story, I found this out after. However, it was truly beautiful from the costumes, to the choreography. Everyone was perfectly in sync and the dancers truly made the show look completely effortless. 

Overall, I would highly recommend seeing this type of performance in China, it is certainly worthwhile!