NCPA dance drama commission The Railway to Tibet will shine on stage again

NCPA September/20/2019
On October 5th-6th, 2019, NCPA dance drama commission The Railway to Tibet, a winning repertoire of the 16th "Grand Prix of Wenhua Award", will start the 12th round. With strong ethnic style, delicate and vivid characters and body language, unforgettable years of persistence in railway construction on the snow-covered plateau will be recalled in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.


Photo by WANG Xiaojing
 
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening-up and the 12th anniversary of the completion of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the NCPA premiered a dance drama The Railway to Tibet on July 1st, 2018. This realistic dance drama themed "Qinghai-Tibet Railway" was created by artists WANG Ge, LUO Bin, YIN Qing, YANG Fan, et, al. With a focus on the construction process and achievements of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, a key project in China’s Reform and Opening-up, the dance drama follows two clues of realistic course of railway construction, suspension and reconstruction and the calls from the people for a spiritual road in Tibet, and attempts to tell a story on synergetic railway construction and psychological construction.

It took NCPA three years to create this drama. So far, it has been successfully performed 48 times. The creatives carry out many improvements and revisions from the perspective of dance drama structure, dance design, costume, hair style, props, lighting and stage multimedia, demonstrating the skillful military dance and the distinct Tibetan folk dance.


Photo by WANG Xiaojing
 
Following the premiere in 2018, invited by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Railway to Tibet joined the opening ceremony of the 12th National Dance Gala at Kunming, Yunnan in July 2018. It was staged at the NCPA in December 2018. From March 30th to April 20th, 2019, The Railway to Tibet embarked on a tour for 18 times at Tsinghua University, other universities and the NCPA Taihu Art Centre.

In addition, The Railway to Tibet was also live stream on the world’s first "4K +5G" cinema on May 11th, 2019, and it was simultaneously presented through multiple channels, such as the Capital Cinema, mobile phone and TV screen. On May 24th-25th, on behalf of Beijing art circles, The Railway to Tibet participated in the 12th China Art Festival and won the 16th "Grand Prix of Wenhua Award".


Photo by WANG Xiaojing
 
On October 5th-6th, The Railway to Tibet will once again shine at the NCPA Opera House. The original cast of this award-winner work, including LI Xing (role of LU Tian), FENG Jingya (role of Yangjin), Lhakpa Tashi (role of Solang) will cooperate with the dancers of Beijing Dance Drama & Opera to narrate the greatest story in the eyes of common people, eulogizing the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China!
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