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Peacock princess to stage farewell show


09:32, October 24, 2012

Dancer Yang Liping (6th R) performs dance drama "peacock" in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Oct. 18, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Xiaoming)

54-year-old dancer Yang Liping’s decades long career will soon draw to a close with the dance drama "Peacock". Her last production, in which Yang choreographs, directs, and takes the lead, will be staged at the National Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday.

The 90-minute dance drama "Peacock" features four chapters depicting four seasons. It’s a story about growing up, human nature, life and love.

Her acclaimed piece at this year’s Spring Festival Gala "Peacock’s Love" is a section of the production. Yang Liping was born in 1958 in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province.

She created hugely popular dance dramas such as "Dynamic Yunnan" and "Sound of Yunnan", and danced in many hailed pieces inspired by the peacock, the symbol of her hometown. After performing in Beijing, Yang Liping’s farewell dance drama will take a national tour in 25 major cities.

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