Tang Dynasty poetry finds steps in dance production

"The Flowing Dance From Tang Poetry" is the first dance work of young Chinese artist Tang Shiyi, who has choreographed, produced and performed in the production.
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“The Flowing Dance From Tang Poetry" is the debut work of young Chinese artist Tang Shiyi, who has choreographed, produced and performed in the production as well.

During the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), people enjoyed wine and music, wind and moon, land and beauty. Everyone had their own way of exploring themselves. The freedom and tolerance created an image of prosperity. 

Famous names and images in Tang Dynasty poems are like the stars, shining for thousands of years.

Tang uses a contemporary angle to analyze the Tang Dynasty poems and a dance language to open the door to the golden times. 

In her soul-stirring number, “Ode to a Sword Dance," she commences the movements with the power of thunderbolts topping all fury. It ends like still rivers and seas with a clear reflection of the moon.

Audiences get to travel back in time as the dancers move and smile.Tang drew the nation’s attention after she won the gold medal and the "Super Dancer" title in the CCTV program "Super Dancer Born Tonight" in 2015. She had a series of signature performances, including "Where The Legend Begins," "Confucius and Pursuit of Dream on Silk Road."

Her dance shows are mostly based on Chinese traditional culture, from poems to historical stories. 

Date: October 14, 7:30pm; October 15, 2pm

Tickets: 80-680 yuan

Tel: 5299-0372

Venue: Shanghai International Dance Center Theater 

Address: 1650 Hongqiao Rd


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