Chinese dance production ‘The Heavenly Road’ debuts at Minzu Theater in Beijing

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/11/26 18:08:40

A scene from The Heavenly Road Photo: Courtesy of the China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble

The Heavenly Road, the latest dance production from the China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble, debuted at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Saturday night.

Paying tribute to the decades-long construction of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the drama tells the story of Zhang Gong, an engineer who devotes his entire life making the project a reality.

In part celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, the drama also had a showing on Sunday, before wrapping up on Monday night.

The cast and crew are now preparing for a nation-wide tour.

To tell a story that reflects the region, the chorography combines traditional Tibetan dance with modern and contemporary choreography. 


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