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Adventures of the Dragon Boat Festival: A dance from 'Book of Songs' | Updated: 2022-06-03 09:15
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The dance, named Songs Collected Around the Capital — One Day When I See Her Not, is from the performance, Adventures of the Dragon Boat Festival 2022. The performance tells the multiple origins of the Dragon Boat Festival by expanding from the run-of-the-mill commemoration of Qu Yuan to the knowledge about astrology and solar terms.

The dance is a women’s group dance inspired by The Creeping Grass, Songs Collected in Zheng, The Book of Songs. It describes a young boy coming across a young girl on a country road at dawn. They fall in love with each other as the seed of romance inevitably takes root in their joyful hearts.

Featuring an enjoyable melody and graceful movements and postures, the show fully embodies the beauty of Chinese women in a classical dance.

The video was provided by the All-Media Marketing Planning Center of the Henan TV station.

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