A scene from the dance drama, Shuiyin Yangzhou, performed at Yangzhou Grand Theater on Feb 18. [Photo/yznews.com.cn]
A dance drama, Shuiyin Yangzhou (水印扬州), or a Drop of Water in Yangzhou, wowed the audience at Yangzhou Grand Theater on Feb 18.
The drama integrated some of the most representative and historical folk stories of Yangzhou, as well as Yangzhou's traditional culture, showing the 2500-year development of the ancient city. In the last scene, with the entrance of a water bus, the audience was taken into a modern and fashionable Yangzhou.
All the audiences spoke highly of the performance.
“No lines, no voiceover, performers used their body language, backed with music, choreography and lighting to promote the plot and express emotions; they were really great,” said Liu Yuqing, a local resident.
Zhu Yaoming, from Shanghai, said that it was exactly the Yangzhou he read about in the book, and was in line with all his beautiful imaginings of the city.
Shuiyin Yangzhou, performed at Yangzhou Grand Theater on Feb 18, used only body language to convey its plot. [Photo/yznews.com.cn]