- Group dance: Shining Dance Stars
Performers: the whole cast
- Solo dance: The Spirit of Peacock
Performer: Jia Siyue (main actress of Youth Dance Company of Beijing Dance Academy, China Dance Lotus Award winner)
Abstract: Dai is one of the 56 ethnic groups in China. In 1986, the famous dancer Yang Liping choreographed the dance The Spirit of Peacock based on Dai dance and the image of peacock. Peacock is regarded as the “sacred bird” and is a symbol of happiness and auspiciousness by the Dai people. Through the movements of fingers, wrists, arms, chest, waist and other joints, the dancer will incisively and vividly express the beauty of the peacock.
- Solo dance Chinese Kung Fu
Performer: Yao Liang (main actor of Youth Dance Company of Beijing Dance Academy, the gold medal winner in the 11th Seoul International Dance Competition)
Abstract: Chinese Kung Fu, also known as Chinese martial arts, is a valuable cultural heritage of the Chinese people. The representative figures of Chinese Kung Fu, such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and so on are famous at home and abroad. The dance shows spirit and the soul of chivalry. Just as the old saying goes, the master of chivalry follow no set form. Lets follow the dancer with his Chinese fan and go all corners of the world to do chivalrous act!
- Solo dance Green Ribbon Fluttered in the Wind
Performer: Hua Xiaoyi (main actress of Youth Dance Company of Beijing Dance Academy, the gold winner in the youth group performance of the 13th Seoul International Dance Competition)
Abstract: The elegant long sleeve dance shows the beautiful wave of wind, and displays an artistic conception of dancing with green ribbon in early spring in March when the wind is both warm and cold. The dancer will use her body to drive the sleeves and create a unity of them. The extension and exaggeration of dancer’s body language successfully mold a bright female dancer image.
- Solo dance Rooster of the Chinese Zodiac
Performer: Meng Qingyang (leading actress from China Oriental Performing Arts Group Co.Ltd., lead dancer of the performance The rainbow in the sky in Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Summit Gala Performance)
Abstract: The twelve zodiac animals, also known as animal signs, are the twelve animals that match the year in which people were born in China with the twelve earthly branches. Among them, the Rooster stands proudly and awakens the oriental splendor. When it becomes phoenix finally, its colorful wings will cover all over the sky and becomes the auspicious sign. What a world marvel!
- Solo dance The Soul of the Terracotta Warriors
Performer: Sun Ke (main actor of Youth Dance Company of Beijing Dance Academy, China Dance Lotus Award winner)
Abstract: Emperor Qinshihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a category of ancient tomb sculpture, often referred to as “the eighth wonder of the world”. The dance uses the image of Terracotta Warriors, and adopts the unique Chinese national percussion instrument “drum” to fully display the atmosphere of bravely killing the enemy in the ancient battlefield. The performance atmosphere will deeply touch the audience.
Interaction Part One: learning more about Chinese culture
- Solo dance Next Round
Performer: Zhang Zhenxin (director of The National Ballet of China, National First-level Performer and winner of Dance WED scholarship, Vienna)
Abstract: Life is full of unexpected challenges. You and I cannot anticipate the next second. Let’s conquer ourselves, look forward to the unknown opponent and enjoy the unknown next round.
- Solo dance Concubine Yang
Performer: Wang Jiaxin (main actress of China National Opera& Dance Drama Theater, who participated in the Beijing Paralympic Games closing ceremony as the lead dancer of Flying in 2008)
Abstract: Concubine Yang(Yang Guifei, the Imperial Concubine of Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty) whose real name is Yang Yuhuan, is among the Four Beauties in ancient China. She is plump and flamboyant according to historical records, and known as a professional court musician and dancer in the Tang dynasty. The dance shows the legendary life of Concubine Yang.
- Solo dance City Shepherd
Performer: Li Degejing(director of China Literary and Art Volunteers Association, China Dance Lotus Award winner)
Abstract: The Mongolian nationality, one of China’s 56 ethnic groups, is also called the nationality on horseback because they live on the vast grasslands. The dance calls for the youth who leave the grasslands and live in the city to inherit the Mongolian herdsman’s spirit: kindness, diligence and courage.
- Solo dance Flying Apsaras
Performer: Hu Yuting (main actress of Youth Dance Company of Beijing Dance Academy, the Benoit prize winner of Russian International Dance Competition)
Abstract: The Dunhuang frescoes, listed as the world intangible cultural heritage, depict the image and activities of gods, the relationship between gods and also between gods and humans, so as to express people’s good wishes and appease people’s hearts. The dancer waves the long silk belt, which is as long as 20 meters, to create a kind of dream-like illusory artistic conception and reappear the wonderful elegant bearing of Dunhuang art.
- Solo dance The Plate Dance
Performer: Yumiti (associate professor of Minzu University of China, the gold medal winner in the 3rd Seoul International Dance Competition)
Abstract: Uygur is one of the 56 ethnic groups in China. The uygur people really love life, so they sometimes put the plate full of delicious food on their heads and sometimes hold it in their hands and dance happily, fully reflecting their pursuit of a beautiful and upward spiritual world.
Interaction Part Two: learning more about various culture of different Chinese ethnic groups
- Pas de deux Never Forget
Performer: Wang Bing, Zhang Hanlei (Guest actor and actress at the New Year’s ball at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria)
Abstract: The piece is selected from the second act of the Chinese ballroom dance drama “Sailing on the Haihe River”. Back to the 1930s in Tianjin, under the indelible red faith and spiritual light, a pair of Chinese lovers never forget their original intention and mission and would rather die than surrender for the sake of beautiful ideals and beliefs.
- Group dance Red Silk Ribbon Dance
Performers: the whole cast