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Producer Yang Yi of dance drama 'Li Bai': Art has no boundaries

Updated: 2021-11-29 13:27 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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"Art has no boundaries," said Yang Yi, producer of the dance drama Li Bai. That is why this dance drama from China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater can break language barriers and bridge cultures between the East and the West through performance arts.

What Chinese elements are featured in this dance drama in addition to traditional Chinese dance? What special musical instruments are used? Producer Yang Yi sat down with us to discuss how the dance drama's choreography shows the beauty of classical Chinese dances while conveying the spirit, temperament, and charm of Chinese culture.

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Yang Yi is head of the Dance Troupe of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater and a national first-class performer. A graduate of the Beijing Dance Academy, Yang is the winner of multiple top dance competitions. Currently serving as art director and choreographer of many dance dramas, her representative works include Confucius, Li Bai, The Orphan of Zhao and more.

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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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