HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 20TH CHINA SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Hidden Tapestries — Myths of Creation, carries comprises seven chapters and is based on a storyline created by Chen Q Qinzhi. Chen said that the production’s tib narrative was inspired by the structure of an ancient C Chinese poem titled Heavenly Questions ( Tian Wen) by Qu Yuan (340-278 BC) in w which a character named Q Qu Yuan was banished from the court after losing the favor of the Kin King of Chu. While in exile, Qu visited the ancestral tral templ temple of Chu where he came across the various scenes depicted on the murals murals. He then wrote his questions tions to He Heaven upon these walls. Accordin According to Chen, this long poem consists of more than 170 questions that involv involve almost all the stories in Chinese m mythology.