Classic dance drama revived in Gansu province

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Flower Rains along the Silk Road is staged at Dunhuang Grand Theater on Thursday. [Photo by Wang Binyin/provided to]

The classic dance drama Flower Rains along the Silk Road was revived in Dunhuang, Gansu province, on Thursday evening.

In 1979, the directors of the Gansu Opera House brought the magnificent and colorful Dunhuang murals to the stage in the form of a dance drama. With meticulous polishing over time, Flower Rains along the Silk Road has endured for 42 years, praised by the media as "a living Dunhuang mural with beautiful artistic enjoyment". While winning the affirmation and recognition of audiences, a quality brand gradually appeared.

After 42 years on stage, Flower Rains along the Silk Road returned to Dunhuang, a city with countless artistic treasures engraved with beliefs about eternity. Regular performances of the drama at Dunhuang Grand Theater, one of the main venues of the Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo, is recognized by tourists at home and abroad and receives considerable acclaim.

It conveys the rich historical and cultural atmosphere to the Silk Road through majestic, dreamlike expressions. It is currently listed as a Chinese classic of the 20th century. It contains the soul of Dunhuang culture, becoming a model of the integration of culture and tourism and achieving win-win economic and social benefits.

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