Dance drama Confucius debuts in Hohhot
The dance drama Confucius is staged at a theater in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo by Huai Te/for chinadaily.com.cn]
The dance drama Confucius made its debut on Monday in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, recounting the journey of the ancient Chinese philosopher and educator.
The drama is being produced by the state-level China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater as part of the 19th Grassland Cultural Festival.
Confucius (551-479 BC) was a world-influential figure, and his doctrine on etiquette and benevolence profoundly influenced China. The 90-minute work depicts his journey around ancient China to promote his philosophical ideas, with emotional movement, music and awe-inspiring set designs expressing his joys and sorrows.
"The drama is a visual feast and also conveys the beauty of Chinese culture and the spirit of the Chinese people," said Yu Yu, one of the performers.
A moment featuring vibrant color during Confucius in Hohhot. [Photo by Huai Te/for chinadaily.com.cn]
A dancer performs a graceful turn during the debut of Confucius on Monday. [Photo by Huai Te/for chinadaily.com.cn]
The corps de ballet does a combined routine during the staging of Confucius. [Photo by Huai Te/for chinadaily.com.cn]