《Adventure of Marco Polo》

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Play premiered

Large-scale national dance drama The Adventures of Marco Polo was co-presented by Beijing Heaven Creation Culture Investment Company and Hohhot Minzu Art Performing Group and it was produced by Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Exchange Ltd. It was premiered at Inner Mongolia People's Hall in Hohhot in July 2013, and its overseas premiere was at White House Theatre in Branson, the United States, in August 2013. By the end of November 2013 over 100 performances were made in the United States and it has caused great sensation both at home and abroad. Its mode of “one play, co-production and performances at home and abroad” brought innovation to the industry.

Drama synopsis

The background of the play(show) can trace back to Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) when Marco Polo visited China and fell in love with a prairie girl named Saran. It showed a prosperous, inclusive state and expressed human’s desire for peace. Extremely rich artistic elements were shown in this Mongolian dance-based play, which merged dances of the Dai nationality, the Hui nationality, Indian dance and ballet. High artistic standards and exquisite stage choreography was shown in the combination of acrobatics, magic and other art elements.

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Play characteristics

As a show to commemorate 860th anniversary of the founding(capital) of Yuan Dynasty, The Adventures of Marco Polo has won the first prize in the 3rd Chinese Ethnic Group Drama Festival and six other individual awards including best director and best screenwriter. Meanwhile, it is the exhibited showduring the activities for “going global of Chinese culture”and the 2013 Beijing International Drama Season. It was staged at the National Center for Performing Arts on December 13 and 14, 2013.

Play value

From 2013 to 2015, a total of 584 shows of The Adventures of Marco Polo had been staged in the US, a record-high in the performance of China’s “goingglobal” operas. It was honored a “consummate and perfect work” by the local newspaper. In the second half of 2015, The Adventures of Marco Polo will have a tour show in Italy and Hungary.

《Adventure of Marco Polo》

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