september, 2017

29sep - 30sep 297:30 pmsep 30Soulful Steps – An Ethnic Dance & Music Recital “寻心之路”少数民族舞蹈音乐专场7:30 pm - 8:45 pm (30)

Event Details

Travel across China and take in the mystic beauty of Dai, Kazakh, Mongol and Tibetan dances, performed by award-winning folk dance graduates from the Minzu University of China, one of the top universities in China specialising in ethnic studies and the arts.

Paired with live music played on instruments like the dombra (long-necked lute) from the Kazakhs, morin khuur (horsehead fiddle) from the Mongols and eagle-bone flute from Tibet, the dancers portray stories and beliefs such as the Tibetan beliefs towards life and death, the celebration of nature for nomadic Mongols, a Kazakh girl’s mixed emotions as a bride-to-be, and the pattra-leaf culture of the Dai, that fuses seamlessly with modern interpretations.

This performance, produced by Origin Culture and Arts, features Professor Meng Xiaoyan, Dean of Minzu University of China College of Dance, who opens the programme and sheds light on the unique characteristics, histories and evolution of these ethnic dances, allowing the audience to have a deeper understanding of the essences of Chinese folk dances.

A Moonfest 2017 commission.

(Approximately 1hr 15mins, no intermission.)
The opening introduction will be conducted in Mandarin.

29 & 30 Sep 2017, Fri & Sat
Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 3pm & 7.30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio

Ticket Price: $35^
Concession for students, NSFs and seniors: $20

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Ticket Price: $35

Time

29 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 30 (Saturday) 8:45 pm

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