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Xian - Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

Shaanxi - Xian - Yan'an

The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, a performance of Chang'an music and dance originated in China's Tang dynasty over a thousand years ago. It has been recreated in accordance with various historical records as well as ancient art and relics discovered in Xian, the capital of the empire during the Tang dynasty.

Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is performed by the "Tang Dynasty Song & Dance Troupe", a branch of the "Shaanxi Provincial Song & Dance Troupe". This type of performance has been treasured as a national art that reflects the glory and richness of the Tang dynasty era.

The Performances:

• The Huaqing Palace

"The Huaqing Palace" is a typical piece of Tang court music. In this performance you'll see various ancient Chinese musical instruments.

This selection was originally performed at royal banquets at the Huaqing Palace, a Tang imperial palace located 32 kilometer east of Xian at the foot of Mt. Lishan.

• The White Ramie Cloth Costume Dance

The 'White Ramie Cloth Costume Dance' was a popular folk dance during the Tang dynasty. The ramie cloth was actually discovered by the Chinese during the Jin dynasty, and the dance was choreographed to demonstrate the flowing quality of this new fabric.

• Da Nuo Dance

It is a sorcerer's dance originating in ancient China and performed as early as in the Zhou dynasty. It was performed during ceremonies for good luck and to dispel evil spirits and plagues.

• Rainbow Skirt and Feathered Coat Dance

It is the most famous item. It was was a Tang court dance created by Yang Guifei, the favourite concubine of Tang Emperor Tang Xuanzong.

• Warriors Triumphal Dance

It is a triumphal dance created by Tang Taizong, The weapons and flags used in performance are replicas of those used by his soldiers.