The Phoenix Sings: Traditional and Contemporary Kunqu Music-Theater
Experience classical and contemporary reflections on the Chinese legend of the phoenix. In a famous scene from the 17th-century kunqu play Palace of Everlasting Youth, an emperor and his consort portray masculine (dragon) and feminine (phoenix) qualities. In the new work "Dreaming of the Phoenix," mountain spirits sing poetry lamenting the phoenix's departure. All performances feature projected translations and accompaniment on Chinese instruments.
- Start:August 16, 2013
- End:August 16, 2013
- Where:Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20560
- Event Type:Arts & Theater
- Ticket Price:N/A