Lecture/Demonstration: The Red Dress
This spring, The Beijing National Theater Company returns to the U.S. with a new piece, The Red Dress, premiering at Lincoln Center.
The Red Dress, a traditional Chinese story, tells the love story of a young man and woman, both from rich families in an ancient town in southern China. As childhood sweethearts, they were in love, but moved apart when they got older. Clinging to a promise of marriage, the young woman spends years waiting in this tale of loyalty, tradition and love.
This lecture/demonstration will include the ballet's director from the National Theater Company, the scene designer, the director of the dance company, and the two principal dancers. It will also feature an excerpt from the dance drama. The minister of Culture of Ningbo will be in attendance, and will talk about the cultural tradition behind the dance and the creative process.