Featuring music and dance: cultural relics from Shaanxi on show

(Chinaculture.org)
Updated: 2017-05-09 15:30:43

A fresco from a Tang Dynasty's tomb unearthed in Shaanxi province is on show at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

About 300 cultural relics, featuring music and dance in ancient China, are now being displayed at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

The pieces, unearthed in Shaanxi province, are from the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties (c.11th century-907), and some are being shown for the first time.

As one cradle of Chinese civilization, Shaanxi, where the capitals of 14 dynasties were located, was home tothe development of Chinese music and dances.

From the display, visitors will be able to see how ancient Chinese people enjoyed their music and instruments.

The exhibition will run through July 10.

A terra-cotta drum (left) and a tri-colored glazed pottery figure, featuring a group of music performers on a camel from the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

Terra-cotta acrobats from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

Relief sculptures of music performers and ceramic dancers from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

Three terra-cotta figures featuring people playing instruments from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD 220) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

Three terra-cotta figures featuring people playing instruments from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD 220) were unearthed in Shaanxi province. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

Two terra-cotta figures featuring dancers and a jade-made figure of a dancer (middle) from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD 220) were unearthed in Shaanxi province.The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

Three bells from the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC), which were unearthed in Shaanxi province from 1976 to 1978. The collection is now being shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

Chime stones (left) and chime bells from the Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771BC)were unearthed in Shaanxi province during 2004. The collection is now on show at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. [Photo/chncpa.org]

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