Dunhuang Dance "Along the Silk Road"
Venue: Huang Hua Gang Theater
Time: 2007-04-15~17 20:00
Tel: 8386 5690, 8384 6330
On the eve of the 101st Chinese Export and Import Commodity Fair, Dunhuang Art Theater of Gansu Province is welcomed by the National Ministry of Commerce to perform the dance "Along the Silk Road" at the opening reception of the fair on April 14.
The dance "Along the Silk Road" featuring Dunhuang culture reflects the friendship between China and other countries during the prosperity of Tang Dynasty. Dunhuang culture, rooted in Western China is famed for the huge, lifelike frescos in the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes. Inspired by the Dunhuang's frescos, which contain many famous images as depicted in various Buddhist stories and the ancient daily life of China, the Dunhuang dance has become a Chinese folk style.
"Along the Silk Road" debuted in 1979 and has made over 1,500 performances in the world during the past 28 years. This time, in addition to the performance at the opening reception of the fair, audiences can also enjoy the dance at the Huang Hua Gang Theater on April 15, 16 and 17.
(By Jessie Hwang and Alan Devey)
Stage Photo of "Along the Silk Road"
Post of the debut dance in 1979