REVIEW: The Legend of Dunhuang, The Star Gold Coast

I took my 10 year old to her first stage show The Legend of Dunhuang . She was mesmerised from the moment she stepped foot in The Star. The place was buzzing, the atmosphere electric and all the staff are so welcoming and kind enough to point the way if you’re lost, which we were.

China’s classic dance sensation, The Legend of Dunhuang, made it’s Australian debut at The Star, Gold Coast on Friday 28 September.

We were taken on a journey back in time to experience the artistic and culturally significant piece of China’s history, carefully choreographed into a creative blend of Chinese classical and modern dance.

Exquisitely produced by the famous Gansu Dance Troupe, The Legend of Dunhuang is renowned for its detailed backdrops of breathtaking sceneries, Buddhist art and colourful costumes used to capture the memorable tale of friendship, humanity and harmony that will stay with viewers long after the final scene.

Set in Dunhuang, a city in north-west China’s Gansu Province during the Tang dynasty, the dance acts as a moving account of Dunhuang’s history as the viewer sashays between the ancient and modern worlds.