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New dance musicals hit Beijing Stage

Several new dance musicals have recently premiered in Beijing. The musicals are crossing various genres, which have helped attract wide audiences.

Zhengzhou Song & Dance Theater presented "The Goddess of Luo", following their critically acclaimed musical, "Shao Lin in the Wind".

"The Goddess of Luo" is inspired by Chinese ancient poet, Cao Zhi’s well-known pieces "Rhapsody of Goddess of Luo" and "Seven Step Poem" as well as other tales from Henan Province.

The story line focuses on the relationship between Cao Zhi the poet and his brother, the Emperor of Wei, Cao Pi.

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"The Goddess of Luo" is inspired by Chinese ancient poet,
Cao Zhi’s well-known pieces "Rhapsody of Goddess of Luo"
and "Seven Step Poem" as well as other tales from Henan
Province.(File photo)

Tong Ruirui, Director of "The Goddess of Luo", said, from the Han Dynasty, including the poets, dances, music works, dressing and performing styles. It carries the legacy of history."

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Meanwhile, the historical musical "Red Clouds in the Sky" is still receiving
positive reviews after 5 years.

The screenwriters and historical academics spent months revising the script of "The Goddess of Luo". After its premiere in Beijing, the cast will be touring other cities including Shanghai and the rest of China.

Meanwhile, the historical musical "Red Clouds in the Sky" is still receiving positive reviews after 5 years. More than 160,000 people have watched the musical, with total box office sales topping 8 million Yuan. "Red Clouds in the Sky" also received the Lotus Cup, the national award of dance musicals.

"Red Clouds in the Sky" provided a unique angle that reviewed the life of women soldiers in the Long March. It is one of the most popular modern plays.

Source: CNTV
2011-03-08


Source: CNTV
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