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THE DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER



'The Dream of the Red Chamber' by Shanghai City Dance Feb. 8 & 9

01-25-2008

On February 8 & 9 Shanghai City Dance, Ltd, Shanghai International Cultural and Communication Association and the Eastern Shanghai International Cultural Film & Television Group in association with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC will present America and New York's Broadway audiences with the gift of China's first dance company, dancing their award-winning interpretation of China's most revered work of literature, The Dream of the Red Chamber.

The Dream of the Red Chamber is being performed by the award-winning Beijing Friendship Dance Company in celebration of the Chinese New Year which begins on February 7. Directed and choreographed by the award-winning Zhao Ming, this international inaugural event has been scored by the Academy Award winning composer, Su Cong.

Lighting by Zhao Zhongcheng and Weng Chunpu, costumes by Song Li. Principal dancers Zhang Jin and Shan Chong. The story has been adapted for dance by Zhao Ming, Wang Xiaoling, Li Fuxiang and Zhang Weidong.

"The Dream of the Red Chamber follows the tragic story of love and marriage amongst the three main characters: Baoyu, Daiyu and Baochai, who are the honored scions of a great noble family. Besides the love tragedy, the novel reflects the era's social reality and societal changes as it follows the descent of a typical feudal family," explain press notes, "The Dance's hypnotically fluid blend of Chinese traditional and modern choreography presents the evening's narrative in the riveting rhythms of human emotions. The story's high-stake passions and fatalistic emotions are danced against a backdrop of riotous color that can only come from China."

The cultural event will take place February 8 & 9 at 8PM at Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tickets are invitation only.

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'The Dream of the Red Chamber' by Shanghai City Dance Feb.8 & 9

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