Chinese dance drama debuts in US

Added On January 12, 2020

A Chinese dance drama featuring a sad, yet beautiful love story on the ancient Silk Road has made its U.S. debut in Lincoln Center in New York City. The dance drama, known as "Tales of the Silk Road", is set in the northwestern Chinese city of Dunhuang, which is located at the edge of the Takla Makan Desert. The dance drama tells an ancient story that resembles the ageless western classic Romeo and Juliet. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): CHEN WEIYA, Chief Director of the Drama "There’s no barrier in understanding a love story. The feelings between people are common all over the world." Tales of the Silk Road was created in 2000 by the renowned Lanzhou Song & Dance Theatre from northwestern China's Gansu province, where Dunhuang is located. During the past 19 years, the dance drama has toured around China and more than 10 other countries, with a total of over 1,300 performances. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): CHEN WEIYA, Chief Director of the Drama “If some American people feel like traveling to Dunhuang after seeing our show, it means we have done a good job in cultural exchanges.” Tales of the Silk Road is being performed in Lincoln Center from the 9th to the 12th of January.