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Beijing enjoys New Year stage productions

01-05-2012 09:04 BJT

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If you've been staying in over the New Year holiday, then you've missed out on many fantastic moments! Beijing's theaters and venues have been enjoying one of their strongest starts to the year, thanks to some remarkable stage productions.

"Golden Dragon Starts New Year" is a stage show that combines drama, comedy sketches, and musicals. The production, by the Beijing Dance Drama & Opera Company, presents a traditional Beijing identity in a modern perspective.

"Impression of Guijie Street", the famous gourmet street, is one of the highlights of the production, full of percussion and laughter.

An audience member said, "I didn't expect traditional Chinese music to be transformed in this way -- it's impressive."

At the Chang'an Grand Theatre, the Tan family - a respectable Peking Opera clan - have been presenting their family treasure, "The Golden Ages of Prosperity". It's not been performed for decades, but the current generation have worked hard to revive the classic show.

An audience member said, "It's my first time seeing a live Peking Opera show, and I'm so thrilled."

Long Xu Gou, or Dragon Beard Ditch, is another timeless classic drama, presented by the Beijing People's Art Theatre. Showing in the Capital Theatre, the show kicks off a year-long celebration of the company's 60-year anniversary. Many former residents of the Dragon Beard Ditch community were invited to join the cast, and portray themselves.

More than 1,300 stage shows were performed in the Chinese capital over the new year holiday, including Chinese opera, comedies, dramas and ballet.


Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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