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Tang Dynasty Show

  Tang Dynasty Show

  For travelers, what matters most is to visit the extraordinary archaeological wonder - Terra Cotta Warriors, and then? If you can not recall anything else, let us take you on a magical tour to discover the rich heritage of China's Tang Dynasty - Tang dynasty dinner show, which is a thrilling cultural banquet, definitely nourishing your nightlife in Xi'an.

  What is Tang Dynasty Show?

  Tang Dynasty Show, boosted by Xi'an Tourism Board and daily operated in major theatres, combines two parts: the fabulous music and dance performance and chinese dumpling banquet, both indulging your eyes and tongue!

  Fabulous Music and Dance Performance

  For lasting a precious treasure of Tang dynasty cultural heritage, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is developed as a blend of ancient melodious music and inspiring dances, along with various Chinese instruments, and it features presenting lots of interesting historical stories to audiences, such as the story of the Monkey King's master - Monk Xuanzang. The performance, enhanced by English subtitles and fascinating visual effect, aimes to make more people know about chinese history and cultures.

  

 

  

 

  Revealing chinese ancient soldiersPerfect Coordination - Thousand Arms Buddha

  

 

 

  In recent years, as a must-see activity, Tang Dynasty Show has gained high reputation and popularity from home and abroad, expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Being worthy of a visit, it is destined to come into the sights of world in the future.

  Discover the Tang Dynasty

  The Tang Dynasty, with its capital at Chang'an (today’s Xi'an), the most thriving city in the world at that time, is commonly regarded as a peak in Chinese civilization. In this era, economy of China developed dramatically, along with Silk Road expanding communication with other foreign regions. Therefore, Chinese culture featured a kind of open cosmopolitan culture, gradually absorbing essences of past dynasties and other ethnic groups. Especially plenty of songs, dances, and musical instruments from foreign regions had become popular in China, thus the music and dance show of Tang dynasty combines distinctive characteristics of Northwest China, central Asia and western Asia.

  Music and Dance in Tang Dynasty

  Generally, music and dance show was presented for celebrations or festivals in royal court or mansions of government officials. (e.g. The below left picture showing Tang dynasty court is entertaining diplomatic envoys with a grand music and dance show, while the right famous painting, Hai xizai Evening Banquet Chart, presenting a Tang official of high rank, called Han xizai, are holding a luxurious evening banquet at home to host his colleagues.) Graceful dancers and skilled musicians, producing exciting dances and wonderful music and songs, cooperated impeccably to please noble guests on the spot. As a main entertainment, it was indeed spiritual wealth for ancient people.

  

 

  

 

  An old painting presents cheerful celebration scene of Tang Dynasty.A glance of famous painting Han Xizai Evening Banquet Chart

  Where did the show come from?

  Actually, the real tang dynasty music and dance show, as an art form, had come into the ash of history long long time ago. Until 1980s, in order to boost Xi’an tourist industry, Xi’an’s Shannxi provincial Song & Dance troupe finally decided to re-appear music and dance show of Tang dynasty to modern people as a tourist attraction for promoting Chinese ancient Tang Dynasty culture to the world. Later many Chinese artists made great efforts to recreate the Tang dynasty music and dance show through a year of studying existing heritages about Tang dynasty culture, such as old written books and faded paintings as well as numerous frescoes, sculptures, carvings of Dunhuang, Luoyang and Yungang. In 1982, a modern Tang dynasty music and dance show come into the eyes of people, and immediately won great reputation from home and abroad. Proved to be very successful, it was also highly praised by a delegation from UNESCO. By now, it has toured many cities of China as well as several foreign countries such as Japan, Russia, Korea, Singapore, Norway, Denmark, etc.

  Tang Dynasty Show lets you travel through the time, back to take a glance at the glory and prosperity of that Golden Age...

  

 

  huge drum

  

 

  White Sleeve Performance

  

 

  Monk Xuanzang

  

 

  Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine

  

 

  Gorgeous Dance

  

 

  Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine

  

 

  Tang Dynasty Circle Dance

  

 

  Tang Style Modern Dance

  

 

  Tang DynastyArmy Dance

  

 

  Stage of Sunshine Grand Theatre

  

 

  Tang Spring Outing Dance

  

 

  Tang Yang Concubine's Dream

  

 

  Tang Autunm Dance - Pipa Girls

  

 

  Tang Long Sleeve Dance

  

 

  Tang Solo Playing Guzheng

  

 

  Tang Dynasty Male Dance

  

 

  Thousand Arms Buddha

  

 

  Old painting of Dancing scene

  

 

  Han zaixi Evening Banquet Chart

  

 

  Beautiful hall of Sunshine Theatre

  

 

  Xian Grand New World Hotel

  

 

  Grand New World Banquet Hall

  

 

  Shannxi Sunshine Grand Theatre

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