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Theater group uses panda tracks to find its way through Chinese history

By Chen Nan | China Daily | Updated: 2017-03-18 07:27

Theater group uses panda tracks to find its way through Chinese history

The show Panda's Home leads audiences through a sensory journey into theatrical environments. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Speaking about the project, Gandi, who brought another show, titled Kindur, to Beijing in 2016, says: "We then saw how interesting it would be to do a work as tribute to Chinese culture. So, we started to think of how we could do a project for the young and at the same time do interactive dance theater."

For TPO, the main task with Panda's Home is to fill the gap between the young audience, the contemporary world and Chinese traditions.

So they use the panda, the Great Wall, lanterns, bamboo, and kites in the show.

The music involves traditional Chinese instruments, such as the flute, the guqin (a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument) and the bianzhong (an ancient Chinese musical instrument consisting of a set of bronze bells).

"The choreography was a challenge because we belong to another culture. But Ren helped us a lot. Finally, we found a good balance," says Gandi.

"Potentially, China represents an incredible resource for European artists, especially those who are able to share experiences and practices."

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