Suzhou Ballet Theatre’s original show depicts Ming Dynasty artist
2018-10-16 13:03:00

(Photo by Wu Jun)

The Suzhou Ballet Theatre staged its original creation Tang Yin at the Jiangsu Grand Theatre on Oct. 15, dramatizing the life of the painter, calligrapher and poet from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

The performance was the seventh original work by the theatre founded in 2007, and also its second drama based on a local topic.

The drama tells the ups and downs of Suzhou native Tang Yin from a man’s perspective, presenting engaging life stories of a talented poet struggling with fame and an unconstrained free life.

(Photo by Wu Jun)

There are few ancient Chinese literati who have been interpreted in the form of Western ballet in Chinese contemporary dance drama, making Tang Yin a breakthrough. Since its debut in September 2017, it has been performed in many important theaters such as Shanghai International Dance Center and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

The most recent performance is part of the “Zijin Culture and Art Festival,” the highest and largest art festival in Jiangsu Province. The annual festival is jointly organized by the Publicity Department of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and the Jiangsu Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles. This year's festival is underway from September 28 to October 27.

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