Liu Zhen’s Work — A New Dance Drama The Story of Nalan Xingde
Date: Jan 5-6 — 7:30 pm
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts
Nalan Xingde (1655-85) was a poet during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). A member of the elite, he has become symbolic of Chinese traditional culture. Although his life was short, it was extraordinary and had a farreaching influence.
He was appreciated as a genius without peer in his time, and his civil and military skills even influenced the Kangxi Emperor. With his graceful poetic style and talent, he was praised by scholar Wang Guowei as, “the one and only remarkable talent since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)”.