Chen Ailian

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Chen Ailian (陈爱莲)
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Born(1939-12-24)24 December 1939
Panyu, Guangdong
Died21 November 2020(2020-11-21) (aged 80)
NationalityChinese
OccupationDancer, dance teacher

Chen Ailian (Chinese: 陈爱莲; 24 December 1939 – 21 November 2020) was a Chinese dancer.[1]

In 1952 she became a student at Central Academy of Drama (中央戏剧学院) in Beijing. In 1963 she became a major trouper in China Opera and Dance-Drama Theatre.

She once acted the leading role in the first performance of pantomime Fish-Beauty (《鱼美人》) in 1959.[2] At present Chen served as the vice chairwoman of Chinese Dancers Association.[3]

Chen died of stomach cancer on 21 November 2020 in Beijing, aged 81.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 陈, 爱莲 (1982). 我是从孤儿院来的 (in Chinese) (三厂印刷 ed.). 北京: 三联书店.
  2. (in Chinese)Lu Wenjian. Chen Ailian, Encyclopedia of China (Music&Dance Edition), 1st ed.
  3. (in Chinese)A brief biography of Chen Ailian Archived 2010-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
  4. 刘臻; 李木易 (21 November 2020). "舞蹈家陈爱莲去世,弥留之际换上《春江花月夜》演出服". 新京报. Retrieved 22 November 2020.