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The Butterfly Lovers

The Butterfly Lovers - Liang Zhu 梁祝

A Beloved Chinese Legend:  An Experience of a Lifetime

Presented by the American Asian Performing Arts Theatre

Directed by Li Hengda

Performed by the Beijing Dance Academy

Combining the elegant style and expressive techniques of classical Chinese dance and one of China’s four most treasured tragic love stories, the world-renowned Beijing Dance Academy greets audiences in the PNW with this newly choreographed, awards winning, romantic dance drama, the “Butterfly Lovers – Liang Zhu 梁祝” for the first presentation in the US.  

This artistic creation delivered with the universal language of dance is a grand collaboration by a dream team of top alumni talents with roots from the Beijing Dance Academy, including our own treasure from the Pacific Northwest - Director Li Hengda.  The dance drama reinterprets the beautiful legends of Liang Zhu with a masterful presentation for a new generation, traversing history, bridging cultures and creating a new heritage.


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