Direct from China: Gansu Dance Theatre Spectacular Silk Road
By Ellis Nassour
Enter a world of wonder, enchantment, classical artistry, and extraordinary dance as China’s acclaimed Gansu Dance Theatre presents the New York premiere of their spectacular dance drama, Silk Road, February 27 – March 3 at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater. The production showcases China’s historical contribution to the world of dance, art, and theater with a huge and youthful company of 60 and jawdroppingly dazzling costumes.
Silk Road is the tale of the friendship forged during the Tang Dynasty between China and the people along the famous trade route known as the Silk Road, which in the production include a master fresco painter, his beautiful daughter, and a Persian merchant. The visuals are inspired by the magnificent frescoes found in China’s Dunhuang caves, which have survived 1,600 years of sandstorms, wars, and Mae Zedong’s culture wars. It’s estimated they’re visited annually by 50,000 tourists.
Gansu Dance Theater was established in 1961 to research, create, and perform music and dance reflecting the culture of Dunhuang, the city renowned for its natural beauty and historic role on the Silk Road.
The engagement is sponsored by People’s Republic of China Ministry of Culture in association with the China Arts & Entertainment Group Theater. Tickets for Silk Road are: $23 – $98 with premium orchestra seating available. Purchase at the Koch Theatre box office, on the web at www.davidhkochtheater.com/, or by calling (212) 496-0600.
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