Shanghai Dance Theater to stage 'The Eternal Wave'

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-11-07

“The Eternal Wave"

Another signature work from Shanghai Dance Theater, “The Eternal Wave,” is based on the real story of Chinese revolutionary martyr Li Bai. In 1938, Li and his wife risked their lives as they secretly transmitted intelligence information via radio to Chinese revolutionaries. Eventually, Li sent out his last transmission before bravely sacrificing his life.

Many spy stories in films, TV and novels have achieved great success in recent years, but it is the first time for a dance drama to take on such a subject. The stage design is filled with typical Shanghai elements such as old houses, narrow alleyways, newspaper stands and tailor shops. The well-polished details have made the work real and attractive to audience members. Plus, there is no dialogue and dancers have to use body language to explain the spying and war plots.

Time: 8 p.m., Dec. 15-16, 18; 2:30 p.m., Dec. 17

Tickets: 180-980 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “SZpolytheatre”

Venue: Shenzhen Poly Theater, Nanshan District (南山区深圳保利剧院)

Metro: Line 2 or 11 to Houhai Station (后海站), Exit E