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The Phoenix Sings: Traditional and Contemporary Kunqu Music-Theater

Presented in collaboration with the Wintergreen Kunqu Society

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.

“The Imperial Garden Banquet” Friday, August 16, 1 pm
Saturday, August 17, 1 and 2 pm
“Dreaming of the Phoenix”
Sunday, August 18, 2 pm

*Free tickets are required. Visit http://asia.si.edu/events/admissionInfo.asp for more information.

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  • Yanjun_Yao

    I tried to go there today but I couldn't find it, I lost my direction because I am not good at finding directions and I only been here for three weeks. I wonder if there is someone I can contact or call so that maybe next time??

    August 16, 2013

  • Yanjun_Yao

    I will go there if I can find the place and if I could I will need to leave early too because I have a appointment at 2.

    August 16, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Ni hao, Members,
    This is a no-host event so if you all want to meet afterwards for drinks to discuss movie and practice speaking then someone needs to volunteer to get everyone together. Other than that, have alot of fun!

    August 3, 2013

  • Blackeyedsusan

    Would like to but have to work!

    July 17, 2013

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