Introduction to Liaoning Song and Dance Ensemble
The Song and Dance Ensemble of Liaoning china was founded on November 1, 1956. Formerly known as the Northeast People's Art Theater Music and Dance Group, which was founded in 1951 and soon ranked one of the four China’s A-Grade ensembles in the early days of New China.
For half a century, Liaoning Song and Dance Ensemble incubated many dancers, singers, instrumentalists and composers, who have deep art attainment, and enjoy high reputation both at home and abroad. The Ensemble created and performed a lot of extraordinary works with rich artistic characteristics like the Manchu God drama “Pearl Lake” and “ White Deer Queen Mother”; Dance drama “Polar Echo” and “Northeast mountain”; Ethnic music and dance show “What a Beautiful Jasmine Flower”, as well as various rhythmic and vibrant works of songs, dances and instrumental music like “Candle”, “Pay a New Year Call”, “I Love My Hometown of Every Mountain and River”, “Wheat Harvest Season”, “Whip the horse fast to transport foodstuff” and etc..
Liaoning Song and Dance Ensemble has been selected many times to perform for national leaders in Beijing and visiting heads of foreign States. The Ensemble has performed in dozens of countries, and enjoyed an extensive recognition at home and abroad after many years of ethnic artistic practice. It has more than 70 provincial and ministerial level awards, among which 6 international Gold Prizes, 31 National Gold Prizes, 24 Awards of Excellence. It has been awarded the honorary title as "National Advanced Group of Culture" by the Ministry of Culture in 2002.
In July 2007, Liaoning Song and Dance Ensemble rebrand itself as Liaoning Performance Art Group by integrating its affiliated Liaoning Orchestra, Liaoning Acrobatic Group, Acoustic Band, Art School and Stage Design Department with Liaoning Grand Theatre and Liaoning Performance Agency. After the integration, Liaoning Performance Art Group further strengthened the capabilities and expands the development space. Afterwards, it launched many well designed super variety shows like “Light of Olympics”, “The Golden Age of China”, “Sunny Home”, “Blue Spring”, “Dragon Dance at Liaohe River”, “Dazzling Spring” and other featured ethnic concerts like “Autumn Rhyme”, “China Melody” and etc.. It also created and performed the Opening Gala for the 12th National Sports Games named “My home, My Dream”. Liaoning Performance Art Group was invited to perform its master works in many countries and regions in Asia and Europe, among which the ethnic dance and music show “What a Beautiful Jasmine Flower” performed more than a hundred times in South Korea, Malaysia and 55 cities in Japan.