Silk Road: Gansu Dance Theatre
March 5 - March 6, 2013
What a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year! From the China Gansu Dance Theatre comes the astonishing milestone masterpiece of Chinese dance theater: SILK ROAD.
Performed only at Lincoln Center, New York; and at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester; this spectacular production features 60 dancers, along with astounding athleticism, artistry and ision. This stunning production is inspired by the magnificent Dunhuang frescoes and follows master painter Zhang, his daughter Yingniang, and Persian merchant Yunus as they travel along the Silk Road.
With visually stunning sets, ornate and elaborate costumes, beautiful and unique dance styles, SILK ROAD introduces you to a tale of great friendship forged during the Tang Dynasty between China and the people of various countries along the Silk Road.
Since its premiere in 1979, and having toured more than 200 cities of 20 countries and regions, this unforgettable production has been performed more than 2,160 times for audiences of more than 4,000,000.
Come experience this strictly limited engagement... and travel along the Silk Road to a world of wonder, enchantment and extraordinary dance.