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Celebration of the Chinese New Year with performance ”NUO – emotion”

On the occasion of the celebration of the Chinese New Year performance NUO– emotion will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. It was produced by the Beijing Dance Academy and is performed by the Youth Dance Ensemble of the Beijing Dance Academy. Their performance was organised by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

Nuo is culture. Carrying the original spirit, it passes through the dust of centuries and remains alive until today. Through the ceremonious ritual of sacrifice it causes respect for the mysterious sky and through the simple Nuo divine dance it interprets ancient mankind. The Nuo mask is a Chinese totem that marks the unity of the sky and people and Daoism turned toward nature.  The Nuo dance is a romantic expression of the Chinese view of the world and universe.

During the long history, human interest for the past and hope for the future have always been present. The expression of gratitude to the ancestors and the worshipping of gods has been the spiritual power of the traditional Chinese culture for generations. Through the Nuo ritual we acknowledge nature and tradition. Through the emotions of the Nuo dance we re-live the ancient civilisation.

The organisers have allotted a specific number of tickets for the visitors of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. The tickets are free and can be collected from the CNT Box Office (reservations are not possible).