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National Ballet of China presents "The Peony Pavilion"

 National Ballet of China presents "The Peony Pavilion"


National Ballet of China


David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:30pm



National Ballet of China

Director and Artistic Director Feng Ying

Director Li Liuyi

Choreographer Fei Bo

Composer, music arranger, and orchestrator Guo Wenjing

Adapted from a story by Tang Xianzu

Producer Zhao Ruheng

Stage Designer Michael Simon

Costumes Emi Wada

Lighting Designers Michael Simon and Han Jiang

Assistant to Composer Chen Xinruo

Stage Designer Assistants Sandra Draschaft and Gong Xun


Often compared to Romeo and Juliet, The Peony Pavilion is one of the most famous love stories in all of Chinese literature. A story of passion pitted against impossible odds, this mesmerizing ode to love features an eclectic and original score by Guo Wenjing that references works by Debussy, Holst, Ravel, and Prokofiev; choreography grounded in Western dance by Fei Bo; and sumptuous costumes by Academy Award–winning designer Emi Wada.


“Visually this musing on love, loss, and sexual awakening is a blend of cultural sensibilities, with the lustrous silken costumes by Japan’s Emi Wada sitting beautifully against the spare architectural geometries of Michael Simon’s sets, and Simon’s and Han Jiang’s lighting.”—Telegraph (U.K.)

“Fei Bo’s dance making is fluent and attractive, exploiting the silky skills of the principals and finding numerous pretexts to showcase the strength of soloists and ensemble.”—Seven Magazine

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