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1. TODES Ballet Alla Duhova 2016 China Tour in Changzhou

TODES Ballet Alla Duhova 2016 China Tour in Changzhou will be held at Changzhou Grand Theatre on April 15, 2016. 

Todes is Moscow’s hottest contemporary dance stunning fusion of styles. They perform from ballet to break, and from hip-hop to jazz. Today, Todes stride confidently over the globe, applauded by audiences in the US, Australia, France, Germany. It has won numerous international dance festivals.

This Russian dance troupe was created, led and produced by celebrity choreographer Alla Duhova in 1986. A dance festival brought together four girls from a modern ballet troupe and four break dancing boys. They decided to work together and see what would come of it, eventually rising to fame via mutually rewarding collaboration with the Soviet-era pop diva Sofia Rotary.

In 1991 Todes premiered their solo program. It currently has 60 ambitious and bright dancers. Duhova named her troupe after one of the most dangerous elements in figure skating. Today Alla Duhova is considered the founder of the modern Russian ballet. Vladimir Putin awarded her for her creativity and professionalism.

Todes popularity crossed the borders of Russia and enjoyed international acclaim. The team has been creating masterpiece with the biggest names in showbiz such as Michaal Jackson, Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey and many others.

Todes advances the art of dance worldwide as a legitimate and established performance art form. Through the avenues of performance, presence and education, Todes cultivates interest and talent in the art of dancing. The troupe is adored for its grace, athleticism, speed and beauty on the dance floor.

Todes has been performing their shows in Antalya with the Art Event Group for already six years.

Love and devotion are surely poured into each performance. 

Venue: Changzhou Grand Theatre

Time: 7:30, April 15

Prices: 50/100/180/280 RMB

2. London Has Fallen (2016)

Plot Summary 

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman,Angela Bassett, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Radha Mitchell, Charlotte Riley, Patrick Kennedy

Director: Babak Najafi

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

Release Date: April 8

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

3. New York New York (2016)

Cast: Juan Du, Ethan Juan, Kiu Wai Miu, Xuwen Yang, Cecilia Yip

Director: Dong Luo

Produced by: Stanley Kwan

Release Date: April 15

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

4. American Ultra (2015)

Plot Summary 

American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down.  Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal er agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace,Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Tony Hale

Director: Nima Nourizadeh

Genres: Action, Comedy

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Release Date: April 15

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

5.The Jungle Book (2016)

Plot Summary 

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba,Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito,Christopher Walken

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Distributor: Walt Disney

Release Date: April 15

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

 
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