Dance master brings latest drama to SZ(Jan.18-Jan.19)
2013-January-18 Source: Szdaily web edition
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A scene from "Peacock."

China's most famous dancer, Yang Liping, will hit Shenzhen with her latest dance drama, "Peacock," at Shenzhen Poly Theater on Jan. 18 and 19.

The drama is the latest production of Yang, who is also the director. Oscar-winning visual artist Tim Yip is responsible for the stage and lighting design.

"The drama will amaze audiences. It tells a story of nature, life, growth, humanity and love through the dance of peacocks," Yang said.

Known as "Galuoyong," peacock dance is a cultural heritage of the Dai nationality. To Dai people, the peacock is a symbol of good luck, happiness, beauty and honesty. The peacock dance is often performed by amateur dancers at festivals. The dance is based on folk, fairy tales and stories from Buddhist scripture.

The peacock dance is usually performed by one, two or three people. At the climax of the dance, spectators tend to cheer with great enthusiasm. The dance has certain fixed elements, such as imitations of a peacock flying from its nest, watching with sharp, expressive eyes, strolling naturally, looking for and drinking water, playing in water, bathing, shaking and sunning its wings, spreading its tail to vie with other creatures, and flying.

Born in 1958, Yang is the director, choreographer and star of a performance art show called "Dynamic Yunnan" that has drawn sellout crowds all over China. She toured Europe and the United States in 2005 and has won many national and international awards for her dancing.

Time: 8 p.m., Jan. 18-19

Tickets: 180-1,080 yuan

Reservations: 11185

Venue: Shenzhen Poly Theater, intersection of Wenxin Road 5 and Houhaibin Road, Nanshan District

Metro: Shekou Line, Houhai Station,Exit E


Editor: Jecey
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