Hui ethnic dance premieres in Beijing

2010-03-16 09:03 BJT


Director of the 2008 Beijing Paralympic opening ceremony, Zhang Jigang, has premiered his latest ethnic dance project in Beijing. The show called "Hua'er" taps into the rich cultural heritage of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

The show called 
The show called "Hua'er" taps into the rich cultural heritage of northwest 
China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. 

The dance is named after renowned Hui ethnic singer, Hua'er. It combines Ningxia local ballads with Hui ethnic dances in the romantic story of Hua'er and shepherd Yang Ge.

The show is the result of three years of hard work, with Zhang and the production team visiting Ningxia several times. Its line up includes composer Zhao Jiping, playwright Zhang Zongcan and singers Tan Jing, Wang Hongweo and Lei Jia.

The production has impressed audiences with its colorful lighting and extraordinary audio effects.

An audience member said, "The stage is beautiful, with its big screen and lighting. Each performers has brought out the full extent of their roles."

The show runs for three consecutive nights at the Poly Theatre before embarking on a national tour.

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