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Gallery: “Li Bai” Performance

By Xuxin Zhang

May 30, 2019 7:09 pm

Li Bai, an 8th-century Chinese poet, is played by Dimei Wu, a second-year bioengineering student. In the sword dance ''Bring in the Wine,'' Li Bai expresses his anger.

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Li Bai – played here by Ouxun Jiang, a second-year psychology student – confronts Gao Lishi, played by Guoran Ye, a second-year mathematics student. Gao Lishi was a powerful courtier who was jealous of Li Bai.

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Dancers perform ''Goddess of the Luo,'' a dance inspired by the ancient prose story ''Luo Shen Fu.''

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Villagers dance on stage. Chinese dance actively incorporates elements from other artistic forms, such as the martial art Wushu.

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Li Bai, played here by Luo Man, a first-year mathematics of computation student, holds a writing brush. The writing brush is a tool used for Chinese calligraphy and is a symbol of the poet’s literary career.

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Dancers perform as country maidens in the dance ''White Linens.'' The dance represents a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature.

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Gao Lishi, played by Ye, looks on as Li Bai, played here by Helen Han, a second-year math and economics student, crouches and looks at the audience.

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Emily Hou, a second-year statistics student, leaps while dancing to ''Ode to Solitude.''

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Silhouette lightning techniques feature throughout the last scene of the drama. Li Bai, played here by Xiaoshuang Li, a third-year biology student, raises his hand towards the sky, finally returning home.

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Jingyuan Fu, a third-year computational and systems biology student, dances in ''White Linens.'' Fu was co-artistic director of the dance drama alongside Han.

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The Emperor, played by third-year physics and applied math student Yanji Li embraces Lady Yang, played by first-year dance student Tanya Xu. Xu served as the primary choreographer for the Chinese cultural dance club's adaption of the dance drama from its original production.

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Li plays Li Bai in the finale. Li Bai holds a traditional wine-drinking vessel.

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