The spectacular Chinese performance “Legend of the Sun” comes to Denver

asianave May 7, 2012 Comments Off

The Chinese American Post and Confucius Classroom in Denver present the “Legend of the Sun” song and dance show performed by the China Nanning Art Theatre. With shows on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM, the Denver Performing Arts Complex’s Buell Theater (1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204) will be filled with colorful stage sets, beautiful music and talented Chinese performers.

“Legend of the Sun” is a China Nanning Art Theatre cooperation with national first-class artists performing the Zhuang nationality dance drama. Adapted from beautiful folklore, the play organically integrates popular dances, such as the Cockfighting dance, Hydrangea dance, Shoes dance and Fireworks dance. The music exudes a cordial and fresh concert-like sound with cheerful tones and strong drums. The unique stage set includes an array of large paintings that reflect the Zhuang ancestor’s dance.

The story is about the sun and takes place a very long time ago. The mountains look onward into the horizon of the cold, dark valley are eager to find warmth and light. “Legend of the Sun” depicts the travels of an old man, young man, children and pregnant woman as they travel towards the sun. In search of the sun, a mother gives birth to a boy, Le, whom she educates on how to overcome difficulties and obstacles to complete their mission.

The troupe has shared its national culture in many countries including Australia, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cyprus, Turkey and Oman. On this visit to the U.S., the 73-person troupe will perform in only three U.S. cities this summer: Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver!

The China Nanning Art Theatre troupe has also won many awards, including the Sixth China Arts Outstanding Productions, the Second Session of the Chinese Dance “Lotus Award” Contest, Guangxi’s Fifth “Golden Osmanthus” Gold Award, and the Eighth Five One Project Award.

Legend of the Sun Show Tickets
Dates: Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2012
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show begins at 7:00 PM
Location: Buell Theater, Denver Performing Arts Complex
1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204
Tickets: Tickets range from $39, $58, $80 and $120. Tickets are available at:

Contact: For more information, please call 303-934-1773 or e-mail [email protected].

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