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TALES OF THE SILK ROAD, Chinese ballet

“Dunhuang My Dreamland”
Chinese Dance Theatre Lanzhou

11. July 2018, 20.00
Cankarjev dom
49, 39, 29, 19 €

“Dunhuang My Dreamland”

TALES OF THE SILK ROAD, Chinese ballet

Chinese Dance Theatre Lanzhou

Young painter Mogao proceeded to Dunhuang in pursuit of the highest realm of lofty thought in art. On his way to the desert he was wounded, and his life was in danger. A passer-by heroine yueya saved him. Not long after, they met again at Dunhuang and fell in love. The Great General, Yueya’s father opposed their relationship and forced his daughter to choose a husband man among the rich and famous men. They appointed to meet in the cave, but they were surrounded by the Great General’s army. Amidst blood and fire, Yueya saved Mogao’s life again, but she lost her life and turned into a spring. With great sorrow, Mogao used the spring water to embellish his pens and wrote a song of art-Dunhuang caves. The Mogao Grotto and the Yueya Spring are still left in Dunhuang and they will immortal in centuries to come. Love and art will be together forever.

“Dunhuang My Dreamland”, a large scale dance drama, has took two years to create and produce. At the 100 years ceremony of the founding of the Buddhist Texts in Dunhuang, the dance drama was finally successfully presented in Beijing. And so far, “Dunhuang My Dreamland” has been awarded with all kinds of state prizes in China, and enjoyed excellent reviews both at home and overseas.

The honorary patron of the event is His Excellency Ye Hao, Ambassador of People‘s Republic of China.

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