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) to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, which falls on June 22 this year. 

Featuring various kinds of art forms such as singing, dancing, symphonies and recitals, the program transports audiences to picturesque Zigui Country in Hubei Province,  the hometown of the great Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan. 

Among the green hills and clean waters of Zigui, artists and performers demonstrate the profound culture surrounding the Duanwu Festival and the country's long history of patriotism among its people.

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