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Hubei Song and Dance Ensemble of the People's Republic of China (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
CONTENTS. - Zhong (chimes), qing (or ch'ing) (bells), and drum music ensemble. Meeting the God (ritual dance). Song to orange; verse by the Chinese poet, Qu Yuan. Suite of dances: Mountain hunting; Picking up the mulberry leaves; Ploughing; Lamentation for the patriotic martyrs; Going out to the war. - Ancient Chinese music instrument ensemble: Cloud (performed on the "ch'ih", five-hole flute); Lamentation (performed on the "xun", the most ancient Chinese instrument, 6,000 years old); Moon-reflected fish (performed on the "se", 25-string zither) "Pai xiao" (set of flutes); ensemble. Suite of songs: Love song of the youngsters; Song to the integrated official, Sun Shu-ao. Grand court banquet entertainment: Chime-beating dance; other instruments' dance; long sleeve dance.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9372
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1390 (former)
Dance -- China
Musical instruments -- China
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in the People's Republic of China.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (106 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Newly-created music and dance with chimes and other Chinese musical instruments, based on the culture, arts, customs, rituals, and court entertainments of the Ch'un Ch'iu period (ca. 770-476 B.C.) of the Chou Dynasty. Features ancient Chinese musical instruments, including newly-discovered chimes from the Sui region. Performed by the Hubei Provincial Song and Dance Ensemble.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896033532-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167671
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4866aa40-8423-0135-5cf2-7928657a8962
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Bian zhong yu wu" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Bian zhong yu wu" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 11, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Bian zhong yu wu Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Bian zhong yu wu