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11/12/2016 Cinderella Downtown

When is a fairy tale not a fairy-tale? That is one of the questions Prokofiev set out to explore in his 1944 ballet Cinderella. And it is also a question that The National Ballet of Canada's 2004 version of the ballet asks. Choreographed by James Kudelka, the National Ballet's Cinderella utilizes the popularity and irresistible narrative pull of the original fairy tale to the fullest and both preserves and enhances its romantic, satiric and comic elements. But, at the same time, it subtly subverts the conventional rags to riches theme, the traditional idea of a young girl's search for fulfillment in simply marrying well and ascending the power structure.
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最美是集美

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When I moved to Jimei 9 months ago, I was not familiar with the place. I got used to it after half a year. According to one of my neighbors, “Some part of Jimei is nice, some part of Jimei is disgusting”. Not for only once, when I walk along some beautiful quiet streets of Jimei, I feel the beauty of it and feel like in the heaven. Even till now  I am still not familiar with it, but when the bus drives along the bridge and I look at that place, I know I do know something about this place and it is part of my memory for ever. And just before the Chinese new year, I hear the song composed by one of the Jimei people. “最美是集美,集天下之美”.