Written in the eighth century as an epic exploration of love and loss, ‘The Song of Everlasting Regret’ is one of Chinese poet Bai Juyi’s most popular compositions.
Its vivid narrative is a romanticised version of a turbulent real-life affair between Xuanzong, the seventh emperor of the Tang Dynasty, and his treasured consort Lady Yang Yuhuan.
The truly international ballet production features the work of celebrated German-Nigerian choreographer Patrick de Bana.
No stranger to Shanghai Ballet Company, de Bana previously collaborated with this world-renowned troupe of dancers on Jane Eyre in 2012.
With Echoes of Eternity he has once again stepped up to make the most of the power of body language in communicating the intoxicating blend of love, conflict and tragedy found within the verse.
Showing as part of the London Coliseum’s Shanghai Season, Echoes of Eternity promises to be an emotive dance production.
Audiences ought to expect poetry in motion!
|What||Echoes of Eternity, Shanghai Ballet at the Coliseum|
|Where||London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, , London , WC2N 4ES | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
17 Aug 16 – 21 Aug 16, 19:30 Sun 15:00
|Price||£15 - £75|
|Website||Click here to book via the Coliseum|