Dragon Boat Racing

Date/Time

Feb 7, 2018 to Feb 8, 2018
07:30 PM

Description

GUANGDONG SONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE RETURNS TO THE U.S. WITH

AWARD-WINNING CHINESE DANCE-DRAMA DRAGON BOAT RACING

At The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merriam Theater

February 7 and 8

DRAGON BOAT RACING, an award-winning Chinese dance-drama performed by the Guangdong Song & Dance Ensemble, returns to the United States for two limited engagements at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater (Washington, DC) February 2-4 and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merriam Theater (Philadelphia, PA) February 7 and 8.  This epic ballet tells the story of the creation of one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of Cantonese music.  Set in 1930s China against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation, DRAGON BOAT RACING follows two lovers whose passion for each other is equaled only by their passion for music. It tells the story of how one of the finest and most famous Cantonese compositions became a musical theme that inspired an entire nation.

 

The 2014 Chinese premiere of DRAGON BOAT RACING achieved such vast popularity among audiences that it was considered to be a cultural phenomenon throughout China. In 2016, the production was named a Wenhua-Award winner. This prestigious national award is presented every three years by the Chinese government to recognize the highest level of staged performing arts productions presented by the Ministry of Culture. DRAGON BOAT RACING had its US premiere in the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in January 2016. In its review, The New York Times refereed to the show as “A Story Sea of Love and Song.”

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merriam Theater

250 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | www.kimmelcenter.org | 215-893-1999 | TTY: 215-875-7633

PRESS PREVIEW:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 1:30 PM

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Tickets:  $20-$75

Cost

$20-$75

Location

View map Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St.
Philiadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

GUANGDONG SONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE

Phone

215-893-1999

Contact name

Patty Laing

Contact email

pattylaing@verizon.net

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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