Stage photo of the White Haired Girl. [Provided to InKunming]
The ballet made its debut in 1964 and was highly acclaimed by the public. Over the past over 40 years, White Haired Girl has been recognized as one of the most famous ballets that nationalized ballet with Chinese characteristics.
Lin Yangyang, one of the writers and directors of White Haired Girl, said the ballet is dynamic and inspirational. It integrates ballet, Chinese historical story and folk materials together.
Data showed that the White Haired Girl has been performed at least 1,700 times since its creation. "We once performed in Hong Kong. Audience were excited after the performance." said Xin Lili, the bandleader of Shanghai Ballet.
Shanghai Ballet was founded in 1979. Its predecessor was Shanghai Dance School which was set up in 1960 and the crew of White Haired Girl formed in 1966.
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(Editors: Tracy, Cathy Chen)