Chinese dance production looking for Kennedy Center


BEIJING, Jan. 5 — “Qingming Riverside,” a dance production inspired with a well-known painting, is going to be staged on Jan. 11 and 12 in the Kennedy Center in Washington Electricity.

The development can make its U.S. debut within the metropolitan areas of Annapolis and Hagerstown on Jan. 7 and eight, correspondingly, before visiting the Kennedy Center.

An authentic production through the Hong Kong Dance Company, “Qingming Riverside” gives existence a booming era of Chinese history as highlighted within the painting “Across the River Throughout the Qingming Festival.”

The painting, produced by imperial court painter Zhang Zeduan about 900 years back, represents the traditional town of Bianjing (now referred to as town of Kaifeng) in central China’s Henan Province.

The development continues to be staged a lot more than 30 occasions locally since debuting in 2007, with 40 ballroom dancers carrying out the work on the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Leung Kwok-shing, the production’s director and choreographer, stated the job reproduces the personality and spirit from the painting with the language of dance.

“Its style pushes the limitations of ethnic and classical dance, developing a new aesthetic that demonstrates the vernacular, traditional and classical,” he stated.

Presented through the China Carrying out Arts Agency (CPAA), the production’s U.S. debut is going to be carried out by people from the Hong Kong Dance Company and also the Guangdong Song and Dance Ensemble.

The CPAA has introduced award-winning Chinese dance productions “Silk Road” and “Peony Pavilion” to major U.S. venues since late 2011.[db:内容2]