Legend of Dunhuang at The Star Gold Coast
China’s highly-acclaimed dance spectacular makes its Australian debut 2018
The classic Chinese dance story The Legend of Dunhuang promises to thrill Australian audiences with colourful pageantry, stunning choreography and an unforgettable tale of honour, love and hope.
Hailed as “The Oriental Swan Lake”, The Legend of Dunhuang is an enthralling blend of Chinese classical dance with other modern dance forms, which includes the well-known dance thousand hand bodhisattvas and backward Pipa playing. Originally created in 1979, this exquisite production transports the audience to the height of the Silk Road trade with impressive backdrops of breathtaking sceneries, Buddhist art and dazzling costumes.
This piece is more than a story, it is a living history of Dunhuang, a city in northwest China’s Gansu Province and the grottos that have become a UNESCO heritage site. The story follows a wealthy Persian trader lost in a swirling dust storm in the middle of the Gobi Desert, until the beautiful Yingniang and her father Shenbi Zhang, a frescoes painter comes to rescue……