新疆彩票35选7 www.z1ezw.cn The paintings in Dunhuang Caves, Gansu Province, have inspired artists, musicians and painters for centuries.
Recently, "Dunhuang Dream," a classic four-scene dance drama depicting a tragic love story between Crescent, a general's daughter, and Mogao, a gifted proletarian painter, has brought to life the 1,000-year-old history of the Silk Road to European audiences.
Both Crescent and Mogao remind people of the local Crescent Lake and Mogao Caves.
Despite the tragic ending, when Crescent accidentally dies at her father's dagger while protecting Mogao from the general's belligerent attack, the drama unveiled the charm of Dunhuang, a beautiful and prosperous hub along the ancient Silk Road, connecting China with Europe.
On July 8, the dance drama premiered at the opening ceremony of the 18th Emilia Romagna Festival in Forli, Italy, commemorating the past glory of the age-old trade route extending between China and the ancient European country. Its final performance concluded in Slovenia on Wednesday.
"Love might be the everlasting legend and ethereal topic of mankind. Beyond personal love, the drama also moves people by the greater and nobler emotion extending beyond individuals and boundaries and dedicated to the common good of all," said Wang Weixiang, general manager of the Lanzhou Art and Performance Group.