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Featuring music and dance: cultural relics from Shaanxi on show
From:Chinaculture.org  Writer:  Date:2017-05-12
About 300 cultural relics, featuring music and dance in ancient China, are now being displayed at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing.


A fresco from a Tang Dynasty's tomb unearthed in Shaanxi province is on show at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]


A terra-cotta drum (left) and a tri-colored glazed pottery figure, featuring a group of music performers on a camel from the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

The pieces, unearthed in Shaanxi province, are from the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties (c.11th century-907), and some are being shown for the first time.


Terra-cotta acrobats from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]


Relief sculptures of music performers and ceramic dancers from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

As one cradle of Chinese civilization, Shaanxi, where the capitals of 14 dynasties were located, was home tothe development of Chinese music and dances.


Three terra-cotta figures featuring people playing instruments from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD 220) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]


Three terra-cotta figures featuring people playing instruments from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD 220) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

From the display, visitors will be able to see how ancient Chinese people enjoyed their music and instruments.

The exhibition will run through July 10.


 
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