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Made in China

Made in China
Kunqu Opera, one of the oldest extinct forms of Chinese Opera, brings The Peony Pavilion to the Capital for the very first time. The event is organised by Swati Bhise, Artistic Director of Sadir Theatre Festival.

The production is a synthesis of drama, opera, ballet, poetry recital, and musical recital, which also draw on earlier forms of Chinese theatrical performances such as mime, farce, acrobatics, ballad recital, and medley, some of which go back to the third century B.C.

The play was written by Tang Xianzu in the Ming Dynasty and was first performed in 1598.

It’s a classic love story that traces the last days of the Southern Song Dynasty. The lyrical proses of the Peony Pavilion weave a fabric of nuances and metaphors that elegantly transgresses the divide between the beauty of nature and man's inner cosmos of emotions and desires.

It drives forth the persistent tone of youthful optimism. The magic of the play's language quickly carries the audience to a unique experience of literary and musical pleasure.

The goal of this youth-oriented production was to ‘give new life to the art form, cultivate a new generation of Kunqu aficionados, and offer respect to playwright Tang and all the master artistes that came before.

When: Today Where: Siri Fort Auditorium
Timing: 7 – 9 pm
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