Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in Xi’an is a splendid live performance of Tang Dynasty’s culture. The performance is an outstanding representative of the ancient stable and prosperous society of Tang Dynasty. The performance keeps alive of the splendid culture and provides an insight into the peaceful life dring Tang Dynasty, which is a must see in Xi'an.
Tang Dynasty Palace
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show was staged at the Tang Dynasty Palace, also known as the Tang Yue Gong. The palace was established in 1988, and situates along the north-south part of Xi'an and is near to the city center. The palace is China's premier cultural entertainment theatre restaurant.
Apart from the wonderful performance, visitors can also enjoy the delicious meals provided there. The palace has a large auditorium of 2,700 square meters. The various savory dishes together with the exciting show will bring visitors a new experience in Xi’an.
Recreation of the show
The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show presented today is the recreation of a traditional entertainment attributable to a great variety of historical records and relics. In 1981, the artists of Shaanxi Provincial Song & Dance Troupe was inspired by the thriving tourist industry, and conceived a series of programs, which to illustrate the history, culture and artistic heritage of Xi'an on stage.
The artists spent much time reading the relevant books and historical records. They also learnt the traditional arts from folk artists and consulted experts. With the written materials as a basis, they then visited many historical sites such as Dunhuang, Yungang and Longmen as these were a great source of contemporary visual information due to the presence of frescoes, carvings and sculptures.
The debut of the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show was on October 1 in 1982, which was proved to be a great success and was highly praised by a delegation from UNESCO.
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show includes eight classical programs, namely the Melody of Longevity of the Emperor, White Ramie Cloth Costume Dance, Da Nuo Dance, Rainbow Skirt and the Feathered Coat Dance, Battling Dance of the King of Qin, Song of Spring Outing, Oriole Singing in Spring, and Ta Ge Dance.
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show now has become a classic evening entertainment in Xi’an. It has been appreciated by thousands of audiences around the world. The production has already toured many cities in China as well as numerous foreign countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, Denmark, etc.