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Nine-coloured Deer

Chinese Dance for 12 Days
ZHANG Yashu's Nine-coloured Deer Recommended by JIN Xing

Venue: Multi-functional Theatre
Dates: July 21-22, 2017

The dance drama The Nine-coloured Deer is produced and performed by ZHANG Yashu, a young Chinese dancer. The drama is created by a team of excellent Chinese young dancers. With their elegant body language, they lead the audience into the world of Dunhuang on the Silk Road, telling the legend of the nine-coloured deer.

This work derives from No. 257 Dunhuang Grotto frescoes The Figure of Nine-coloured Deer, which is regarded as one of extant and the most complete Dunhuang frescoes. In the 1980s, The Figure of Nine-coloured Deer was shot into the cartoon The Nine-coloured Deer and it became a household classic story.

Executive Presenter: ZHANG Yashu
Artistic Director: LIU Zhongbao
Dunhuang Artistic Consultants: LI Jiazhen, HOU Liming
Script Adapters: ZHANG Yashu, TANG Chenglong
Director/Choreographer: TANG Chenglong
Costume Designer: HAN Bingbing
Lighting Designer: LIU Tongchun
Style Designer: JIA Lei
Photographer: LIU Haidong
Set Designer: YANG Xiaoran

The Nine-coloured Deer: ZHANG Yashu
The Snake Hunter: GENG Zibo
The Queen: WANG Yuan
The King: LIU Xin

ZHANG Yashu: Executive Presenter/Producer/Lead Dancer

As an excellent Chinese young terpsichorean, she is the first Chinese female terpsichorean to appear in The Kennedy Center Opera House in the US, she performed the Chinese large-scale dance drama The Female Embroider, as the protagonist. She was awarded the golden prize of National “Tao Li Cup” Dance Contest, the bronze prize of National Dance Contest, the excellent performance award of National “Lotus Cup” Dance Contest, etc.

Her main dance works include pas de deux Mingfeng, Stunner and Touchness, solo dance Afterwards, Black Wing and Moon Light, etc.

She has starred in dance drama works inlcuding Xishi, Jasmine, The Kingdom and the Beauty, Red River Valley, Ābǐng, The Female Embroider and The Flowers of War, etc.

Source: National Centre for the Performing Arts
Date: 2017-07-14