Dance Drama XIAN Xinghai comes back

NCPAJuly/27/2022
From July 26th to 28th, XIAN Xinghai, a dance drama co-produced by the NCPA and Ningbo Performance & Arts Group, comes back for its second round.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In 2021, the NCPA brought together director XIAO Xiangrong, scriptwriter XU Rui, composer GUO Sida and other outstanding Chinese artists to co-produce the dance drama with Ningbo Performance & Arts Group, paying tribute to the People’s Musician.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

A departure from the conventional structure, the dance drama recreates the rough but glorious life of XIAN Xinghai with an innovative orchestral narrative and presents his spiritual world in a modern and international dance style.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

At the beginning, XIAN Xinghai played by XIA Tian, slowly rose from the orchestra pit in a bright light, conducting the music of life between heaven and earth.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In the first act, “The Sea”, XIAN recalls his childhood with his mother and his quest for education and advancement against the odds, in his last moments of life.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In the second act, XIAN returns to his homeland for national liberation and joins the revolution with great passion. The vibrant “Revolutionary Dance” showed the young man’s determination to save his country.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

Acclaimed dancer HU Jie, who appears in this dance drama for the first time, delivered a delicate and moving performance as XIAN's wife. She and XIA presented a demanding duet dance that captured the characters’ deep love and unwavering comradeship.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

The newly created dance named “Yan’an” brought the performance to a climax. It is in the hopeful, revolutionary atmosphere of Yan’an that XIAN finally completes his "Yellow River Cantata".

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In the third act, “The Homeland”, XIAN, who has been living in a foreign land due to the war, is still concerned about the fate of China even at the end of his life.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

The dance drama will run until July 28th. On the 27th, the Ningbo Performance & Arts Group’s leading actress WANG Yu will take the role of XIAN Xinghai’s wife, together with the dance troupe of the Group.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

  • From July 26th to 28th, XIAN Xinghai, a dance drama co-produced by the NCPA and Ningbo Performance & Arts Group, comes back for its second round.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • In 2021, the NCPA brought together director XIAO Xiangrong, scriptwriter XU Rui, composer GUO Sida and other outstanding Chinese artists to co-produce the dance drama with Ningbo Performance & Arts Group, paying tribute to the People’s Musician.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • A departure from the conventional structure, the dance drama recreates the rough but glorious life of XIAN Xinghai with an innovative orchestral narrative and presents his spiritual world in a modern and international dance style.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • At the beginning, XIAN Xinghai played by XIA Tian, slowly rose from the orchestra pit in a bright light, conducting the music of life between heaven and earth.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • In the first act, “The Sea”, XIAN recalls his childhood with his mother and his quest for education and advancement against the odds, in his last moments of life.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • In the second act, XIAN returns to his homeland for national liberation and joins the revolution with great passion. The vibrant “Revolutionary Dance” showed the young man’s determination to save his country.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • Acclaimed dancer HU Jie, who appears in this dance drama for the first time, delivered a delicate and moving performance as XIAN's wife. She and XIA presented a demanding duet dance that captured the characters’ deep love and unwavering comradeship.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • The newly created dance named “Yan’an” brought the performance to a climax. It is in the hopeful, revolutionary atmosphere of Yan’an that XIAN finally completes his "Yellow River Cantata".

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • In the third act, “The Homeland”, XIAN, who has been living in a foreign land due to the war, is still concerned about the fate of China even at the end of his life.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

  • The dance drama will run until July 28th. On the 27th, the Ningbo Performance & Arts Group’s leading actress WANG Yu will take the role of XIAN Xinghai’s wife, together with the dance troupe of the Group.

    Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance PhotographyLearn more

From July 26th to 28th, XIAN Xinghai, a dance drama co-produced by the NCPA and Ningbo Performance & Arts Group, comes back for its second round.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In 2021, the NCPA brought together director XIAO Xiangrong, scriptwriter XU Rui, composer GUO Sida and other outstanding Chinese artists to co-produce the dance drama with Ningbo Performance & Arts Group, paying tribute to the People’s Musician.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

A departure from the conventional structure, the dance drama recreates the rough but glorious life of XIAN Xinghai with an innovative orchestral narrative and presents his spiritual world in a modern and international dance style.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

At the beginning, XIAN Xinghai played by XIA Tian, slowly rose from the orchestra pit in a bright light, conducting the music of life between heaven and earth.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In the first act, “The Sea”, XIAN recalls his childhood with his mother and his quest for education and advancement against the odds, in his last moments of life.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In the second act, XIAN returns to his homeland for national liberation and joins the revolution with great passion. The vibrant “Revolutionary Dance” showed the young man’s determination to save his country.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

Acclaimed dancer HU Jie, who appears in this dance drama for the first time, delivered a delicate and moving performance as XIAN's wife. She and XIA presented a demanding duet dance that captured the characters’ deep love and unwavering comradeship.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

The newly created dance named “Yan’an” brought the performance to a climax. It is in the hopeful, revolutionary atmosphere of Yan’an that XIAN finally completes his "Yellow River Cantata".

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

In the third act, “The Homeland”, XIAN, who has been living in a foreign land due to the war, is still concerned about the fate of China even at the end of his life.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

The dance drama will run until July 28th. On the 27th, the Ningbo Performance & Arts Group’s leading actress WANG Yu will take the role of XIAN Xinghai’s wife, together with the dance troupe of the Group.

Photo by LING Feng & GAO Shang & D.P.C Dance Photography

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