The Silk Road first appeared on the stage in1979 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and was awarded First Place for Creation and Performance by the Ministry of Culture.Since its premiere in 1979, the Silk Road has been performed more than 2,100 times for audience numbering more than 4,000,000 people. the Silk Road influenced deeply in the history of Chinese dance, enjoyed a relatively high reputation and fame in China and the world.The play memorializes the deep friendship between Chinese people and foreign people, depicts wisdom and open dynasty, and the frequent international exchanges in the fields of economy and culture. It also weaves a story of great friendship through song and the ancient, beautiful, innovative and unique style of dance.
Around 7:45pm, meet your guide at your hotel in Dunhuang and you will be transferred to the theater for the show. The show starts at 8:30pm,(In July till Sep it starts at 9 pm)and finishes at 9:55pm. The Silk Road is an awesome spectacle perfect for kids and adults alike. It starts at 8:30pm every day at the Dunhuang Grand Theater, and last for around 70 minutes. You should arrive to the venue 20 minutes before the show start, so you won’t have to worry about anything except enjoying an unforgettable show.The Silk Road tells an impressive story that virtuous and rustic father and daughter who come from China help a Persian merchant on the Silk Road. During the journey, they experience parting and reunion of family members, the help from friends who sacrifice their own life and the sharing of weal and woe…… It is an ode to friendship between china and the foreign country, promoting the traditional friendship of “friendly trade, mutual benefit and integration” on the Silk Road. It presents the magnificent and colorful murals of Dunhuang on the stage in a unique artistic style and vividly expresses the extensive and profound Dunhuang culture and the prosperous and glorious scene of the ancient Silk Road in an artistic way.After the show you will be transferred back to your hotel.