Drama: 24 Musicians and Dancers
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Jinchengd Art Palace
Based on the figures of the 24 musicians and dancers carved on the stone coffin collected by Yongling Mausoleum, also known as the Royal Tomb of Wang Jian (847-918), founder of the Former Shu Kingdom (907-925) during the period of the Five Dynasties (709-960), a concept drama featuring Chinese traditional music and dance will be staged at Jincheng Art Palace on the evening of April 13. This is the first time for China's circle of cultural heritage and museums to showcase carved stone cultural relics by way of concept music and dance drama.
The show tells a story about a modern woman who wants to revive the ancient Chinese music of the Former Shu Kingdom. The 22 musicians and 2 dancers will be resurrected via old music and modern dance. All the instruments used by the 22 musicians will be seen in a part of the drama.
About Yongling Mausoleum
Wang Jian held his court in Chengdu after the fall of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Yongling Mausoleum was built in 918 after Wang Jian died, and excavated in 1942.
There are 22 musicians holding 23 instruments of 20 kinds and 2 dancers carved on the coffin. The drama shows the graceful court music and dance in the Tang Dynasty and Five Dynasties.