Win tickets to 'The Legend of Dunhuang'!

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Legend of Dun Huang

The Legend of Dunhuang, performed by Gansu Dance Troupe, is an enthralling blend of Chinese classical dance with other modern dance forms, including the well-known dance thousand-hand bodhisattvas and backward Pipa playing. Originally created in 1979, this exquisite production transports the audience to the height of the Silk Road trade with impressive backdrops of breathtaking sceneries, Buddhist art and dazzling costumes.

The Legend of Dunhuang is more than a story, it is a living history of Dunhuang, a city in northwest China's Gansu Province, and the grottos that have become a UNESCO heritage site. The storyfollows a wealthy Persian trader lost in a swirling dust storm in the middle of the Gobi Desert, until the beautiful Yingniang and her father Shenbi Zhang, a frescoes painter, come to rescue . . .

The Legend of Dunhuang has travelled the globe in the role of cultural ambassador. It has been performed more than 2800 times for over four million people in the past 39 years. The present production, however, is the result of a “reinvigoration” in 2008 to celebrate the Beijing Olympics.The show portrays the magnificent cultural splendours of the Tang Dynasty, presenting ancient China to its modern audiences with energy and flair.

Dance Australia has one pair of tickets to giveaway to this spectacular production at each venue below. To go in the draw, just send an email to with “Guandong” and your preferred venue in the subject line. Please include your name and phone number in the body of the text.

Entries close: September 3.

Venue: The Star, Gold Coast
Date: 28-29 Sep at 7:30pm

Venue: Civic Theatre Newcastle
Date: 2-3 Oct at 7:30pm

Venue: Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney
Date: 5-6 Oct at 7:30pm

More info: here.


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