- Coming to London in the year of the UK-China year of cultural exchange, Legend of the Sun has been awarded several national arts awards and honours, including the Golden Lotus Award, the Outstanding Production Award at the 7th China Theatre Festival, and was selected as one of the 2004-2005 “Ten Best Productions” by the National Project for the Distillation of Stage Art.
- With over 200 applications for our local dancer audition, we incorporated greater diversity into the show and also established a great network with local dance professionals.
- As London prepares to celebrate Chinese New Year, a fifty strong cast of dancers will portray the legend of the Zhuang people in this visually spectacular performance
Following the success of Silk Road with the China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA) last year, we are pleased to present Legend of the Sun, a traditional tribe story of the Zhuang people in Guangxi Province, to British audiences once again. This time, as the first stop of the show’s European Tour, we did our best to ensure outstanding local promotion.
Apart from the well-conducted marketing, VIP reception and tour management, we planned the audition event, which received over 200 applications from university dance graduates and local professional dancers. Eventually, we chose 1 male Italian dancer, Giuseppe Laurenza, and 1 Greek female dancer, Eleni Papaioannou, to go on stage together. Both of them have significant performing experience and help greatly to make the show even more eye-catching and memorable, through collaboration with the long-standing Chinese performers.
The show received great reviews from various media, including British Theatre Guide, Everything Theatre, Public Reviews, Critical Dance, and others.