Liu Zhen’s Work — A New Dance Drama The Story of Nalan Xingde

China Daily - - MOSAIC -

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)”.

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