Poetic Dance enchants Istanbul audience with legendary landscape painting journey

By Chen Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-06-24 15:31
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Scenes from Chinese dance drama, Poetic Dance: The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The mesmerizing Chinese dance drama, Poetic Dance: The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting, mesmerized audiences in Istanbul, Turkiye, with a series of four captivating shows from June 22 to 25. This performance marks a significant stop on the global tour that commenced in March, showcasing the beauty and artistry of Chinese culture on an international stage.

Inspired by the timeless masterpiece A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains by Wang Ximeng from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the dance drama, meticulously crafted by choreographers Zhou Liya and Han Zhen and produced by the esteemed China Oriental Performing Arts Group, has captivated spectators in 65 cities worldwide. Through its artistic interpretation, the production has left a lasting impression on audiences with its visual splendor and emotional depth.

Having premiered in Beijing in 2021, Poetic Dance has since graced stages over 500 times, solidifying its reputation as a cultural gem that continues to enthrall viewers with each performance.

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