The Red Dress: Historical Chinese Drama Comes to Life in Spectacular Dance and Colorful Costumes, March 6-9
By: Ellis Nassour
The Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China and China Ningbo Performance & Arts Group celebrates one of the timeless traditions of Asian culture: spectacular, colorful, and lavishly-costumed dance drama. For four performances, March 6-9 at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theatre, the first time outside of China, a troupe of 45 will bring the astonishing tale of The Red Dress to life through movement.
The Red Dress is "a tale of loyalty, tradition and love," about young sweethearts separated after a promise of marriage until fate reunites the always-faithful bride-to-be, who waited and waited to wear her red dress, and betrothed.
This production, directed by Wang Xlaying, with choreography by Yim Mei, won top China awards in excellence. It’s presented by the China Arts and Entertainment Group, the nation’s first large publicly-owned cultural enterprise. It presents more than 5,000 shows annually to vast audiences.
Touring nationally and internationally, China Ningbo productions include two award-winning opera companies, a dance company, singing and dance troupe, children’s theater, and a design center.
Tickets for The Red Dress are: $23 – $98 and available at the Koch box office and online at www.davidhkochtheater.com. Showtimes are March 6-8 at 8 P.M. and March 9 at 1 P.M.