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Yang Liping unveils Tibetan-inspired production

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Yunnan native and internationally-renowned dancer Yang Liping (杨丽萍) is returning to the stage with the follow-up to her successful music and dance production Dynamic Yunnan (云南映象), which enjoyed a long run at the Kunming Theater and sold out theaters across China.

Yang's new production Tibetan Riddle (藏谜) looks beyond Yunnan to neighboring Tibet for its inspiration. The show features more than 80 performers and is set to debut in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on August 24.

Yang, a member of the Bai ethnicity who studied dance in southern Yunnan's Xishuangbanna region, first rose to prominence in China in 1986 after winning a national dance contest with her interpretation of the Dai peacock dance. Yang will costar with Tibetan singer Rongzhongerjia (容中尔甲) in Tibetan Riddle, in which she will perform two dance solos.

No informatioin has been released regarding if/when Tibetan Riddle will come to Kunming or Yunnan.

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Do You know, when Yang Li Ping will come to Kunming with her show?

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This dance piece will be a reenactment of a Qing Dyansty battle fusing elements of modern ballet with traditional Peking opera. Blood spilled in the form red confetti props. Historical backstory accompanied by stage backdrop far removed from her usual ethnic minority folk theme.

Below is an interesting article (and video interview) showcasing Dali native "Peacock Princess" though VPN may be required:[...]

She never attended dance school, yet cemented her place as the most celebrated ballerina in China. She claimed to have learned from nature and the influences Yunnan's abundant ethnic groups, where she also handpicks her talent pool as a producer.

If you live in Kunming, may be worthwhile to learn about this national treasure. The hometown hero of the Bai people of Yunnan.

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