Dancers bring ancient poet Qu Yuan's work to life

Since its completion, ancient poet Qu Yuan's famous literary masterpiece "Ju Song," which literally means "In Praise of the Citrus Tree," has inspired many different interpretations in art forms from songs to paintings. Since today marks the start of the Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, a festival closely connected to the poet Qu Yuan, dancers from the Wuhan Song and Dance Theater are bringing the poem to life through classical Chinese dance. This video is part of a special festive program presented by China Media Group (CMG) on Thursday to celebrate the festival. Featuring various kinds of art forms such as singing, dancing, drama and recitals, the program will transport audiences to picturesque Zigui, the hometown of the great Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan.

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