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Zhao Qing - the pioneer of Chinese dance drama


When you see Zhao Qing for the first time, you will never believe that she is nearly 70 years old. Dancing keeps her special charm and young appearance. Her silvery voice and various expressions can put you in a happy mood. And now, let's take a closer look at her. 

 Brief Introduction

Zhao Qing is a great dancer of international fame, the pioneer of Chinese dance drama and the vice president of the Chinese Dancers' Association. Born in Shanghai, she began studying ballet as a child, and was influenced greatly by her father,Zhao Dan, a famous movie star in China in the 20th century. After graduating from Beijing Dance Academy with excellent marks, she began her dance career. Her first success came in China's first grand dance drama, Lotus Lantern, in which she was the leading actress. That performance won her wide acclaim, and she was invited to many countries, including Russia, Poland, Britain, France, Japan and America. Her other films include Xiaodao Hui, The Ode of Eight Women, The Raging Congo River, Sword, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, to name a few. In addition, she has been producing dance dramas throughout her career.

 Fuxi and Nuwa for the 2008 Olympic Games  

Fuwa is the mascot for the 2008 Olympics, and according to Jia Qinglin, the Chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC, the name Fuwa is the partial tone of "FuWa", the abbreviation of Fuxi and Nuwa. Since the Chinese nation is the offspring of Fuxi and Nuwa, the name Fuwa has a national characteristic. To celebrate the Olympics, Zhao Qing is composing a grand song and dance drama about Fuxi and Nuwa, and has been working on the project for almost 10 years.

The legend of Fuxi and Nuwa comes from the most ancient masterpiece about Chinese mythology,Shanhaijing (TheClassic of Mountains and Seas).To develop the traditional art for her production, Zhao Qing is going to produce it in the form of Chinese traditional song and dance drama.

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