Moving opera with revolutionary theme staged in Jingning
The story of an heroic woman from the She ethnic group who saved the Red Army is staged at the Shanha Grand Theater in Jingning She autonomous county. [Photo/WeChat account: ls-mnews]
A moving opera with a revolutionary theme called Sheshan Liming (《畲山黎明》) – meaning dawn at Sheshan Mountain – was staged at the Shanha Grand Theater in Jingning She autonomous county, Lishui city, in East China's Zhejiang province.
It was staged on June 6 to celebrate the centenary of the Communist Party of China, local media reported.
The work was adapted from a true story, which tells the story of an heroic woman from the She ethnic group who saved the Red Army, showing the She people's revolutionary spirit and patriotism.
"Today, we came back to the place where the story originally happened to look back on the sincere feelings between the military and the people and we feel respectful and excited," said Jiang Xinguang, director the play.
The exquisite performances, delicate costumes and stunning lighting and sound effects presented the audience with an audio-visual feast.
"I am a She woman too and I have been told the story since childhood. I was stunned by the performance and there were a few touching scenes that almost brought me to tears," said Lan Jingjing, a member of the audience.
"I want to take my child to see the story of the Red Army and the She people as well, so that the revolutionary spirit can be passed on," Lan added.
Sheshan Liming will represent Zhejiang at the sixth National Ethnic Group Arts Festival, to be held in Beijing in the second half of the year.