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Folk dancer hits back at infringement claims

By Li Qian (Shanghai Daily)

10:11, October 12, 2012

YANG Liping, one of the country's most famous folk dancers, has come under attack online for infringing music from foreign films, including Hollywood blockbusters, but she insists that it's common practice in the industry to use film soundtracks.

Netizens pointed out that Yang's team had used massive pieces of original soundtracks from popular films such as "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Pina" in her farewell dance drama "Peacock" without getting approval. These films haven't even been released in China's mainland.

The ethnic dancing queen denied the infringement, insisting that all choreographers use renowned music to prove their talent, www.sina.com reported yesterday.

"It is believed that a choreographer can't be appraised as a master if he or she never adds classical music to their works," she added.

Instead, the 54-year-old dancer accused netizens, who recorded the dance drama and allegedly uncovered her infringement, of violating rules that prohibited shooting footage during the dance performance.

Yang also felt that she has been especially singled out by the media. "I don't understand! I am not the only one to use the soundtracks. I plan to leave the stage in the near future. Why do you give me such a hard time," she said.

Yang has been compared over the years to the majestic and haughty peacock that she famously portrays.

"Peacock" has been staged in seven cities over the past one and a half months.
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