| By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman during the show.)
Chinese dancing dates back to the ancient dynasties, a beautiful combination of symbolism and music. Proud of their heritage, The China National Song & Dance Troupe have appeared in Las Vegas during the current 2016 North America Tour.
With the simple title- Dance Poem- “National Beauty”, the ensemble presented a window into the Chinese psyche. The presentation was a rare moment in time to experience the Chinese culture. This is not just another dance troupe, they are bringing the essence of Chinese culture to the United States and Canada.
Taking the colors of the blue-and-white porcelain bamboo paintings, the art of calligraphy, the tea ceremony and traditional Chinese medicine. Keeping to their traditions, every dance movement has a meaning. The dance troupe is skilled as they perform dramatic chorography with all the grace of a ballerinas.
The purpose of The China National Song & Dance Troupe North American Tour is to bring the classic works of poetry and dance of “National Beauty” to the overseas viewers. This tour has concentrated on the essence of Chinese traditional culture among the classical dance. The most representative of Chinese culture is blue and white porcelain, tea Zhu Yun, Jiangnan umbrella, cheongsam, paintings and calligraphy, traditional Chinese medicine, opera and other classical elements. “We shall dance to express our emotions and to let the audiences feel like time flying through lingering to the 5000 years long history of Chinese Culture.” The one month period of touring to North America will perform 15 shows throughout the United States and 13 cities in Canada from March 25 to April 24. For the first time in ten years, the China National Song & Dance Troupe perform the oriental with exquisite elegant, gorgeous and wide-ranging of dances and poetry.
According to Wikipedia, “There are 56 officially recognized ethnic groups, each ethnic minority group in China also has its own folk dances, rituals and traditional music.”
As a travel writer, show and restaurant reviewer for 25 years, I want to experience the culture and customs of each country. After visiting China five times, Japan twice, Thailand three times and Malaysia once, I can appreciate each countries’ determination to preserve their culture.
Many tourists miss the music and dancing when they visit a country, only to visit the usual the main attractions. There is a “Meet the People tours which you can request. I visited a family living in a one room Yurt in north western China along Marco Polo’s Silk Road. The children danced for us as we sat on cushions on the floor being served their food.
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