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( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2019-05-07

Jiading to stage 4 wonderful shows

The ballet dance drama Dun Huang will be performed by the National Ballet of China. [Photo/WeChat account: sh-jiading]

Residents in Jiading district will be able to enjoy four wonderful shows during the 12th China Art Festival, which will run from May 20 to June 2 in Shanghai.

The 12th China Art Festival will feature 51 productions, all from China, performed a total of 102 times. These shows will be staged in 19 theaters in 16 districts in Shanghai and include operas, dramas, concerts, dances and acrobatics.

A total of four shows will be staged in Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre, including ballet dance drama Dun Huang, opera Ying Xiong, dance drama Tian Lu and Cao Yuan Ying Xiong Xiao Jie Mei.

The ballet dance drama Dun Huang will be performed by the National Ballet of China. The dancers' beautiful and soft posture and movements show the beauty of Dunhuang, which is best known for its nearby Mogao Grottoes, and as the home of the Crescent Lake and Singing-sand Mountain. It will be staged on May 15.

Jiading to stage 4 wonderful shows

The story of The Railway to Tibet, told in dance, dates back to 2007, when the Qinghai-Tibet Railway was under construction. [Photo/WeChat account: sh-jiading]

Other highlights include a dance drama performed by the National Theatre, Tian Lu, also named The Railway to Tibet. The story, told in dance, dates back to 2007, when the Qinghai-Tibet Railway was under construction, and will be performed from May 24-25.

The railway, which is 1,956 kilometers long, is the world's highest railway line, and the longest built on a single plateau. At its highest point, it is 5,072 meters above sea level. It connects Tibet with the rest of world, and links Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, with Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region.

The 12th China Art Festival provides over 60 percent of tickets at low prices to attract residents to attend the cultural event. Residents can buy tickets in the theaters and on the official website (www.the12caf.cn).

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFzxi@jiading.gov.cn

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Jiading Fahua Pagoda

The Fahua Pagoda, 40.8 meters tall, is a square, brick-wood structure with seven stories, accessible by ladders.