A selection of highlights from popular shows, including the sword dance and final scene from Farewell My Concubine
The performance of selected highlights reveals the beauty of this fascinating traditional art form and demonstrates how the magnificent costumes, dance movement, mime, music and drama combine to create a wonderful piece of theatre art; one of China’s national treasures.
The first part focuses mainly on movement and mime with the famous fight scene from The Crossroads Inn, a song from the Empty Fort Strategy and the beautiful ribbon dance from the Fairy Sending Blossoms to Earth.The second part is entirely dedicated to ‘Sword Dance and Final Scene’ from a Peking Opera masterpiece Farewell My Concubine, a beautiful and harrowing story of political unrest, love, sacrifice and honour.
This is an exceptional opportunity to delve into the intriguing art world of Peking Opera and to take a cultural adventure into Chinese traditional artistic heritage from a world-class company.
Book tickets for Understanding Peking Opera and Peking Opera at the British Library in the same transaction and get £2 off.
Chinese National Peking Opera Company
Drums: Luyu Wang
Jinghu: Wei Wei
Jing Erhu: Yuge Zhao
Yuegin: Yukun Cui
San Xian: Xia Gao
Gongs: Lichuan Wang, Di Zhang
Large Cymbals: Xuesong Cui
Costume: Tianwei Fu
Make-up: Zhibin Ma
Sound: Ying Qin
In collaboration with Sinolink Productions
Image: From Farewell My Concubine, courtesy of Sinolink
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