Dancer Luo Wenbo is featured on the poster for Henan TV's show 2022 Adventures on Chongyang Festival. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
As the traditional Chongyang or Double Ninth Festival will fall on Oct 4 this year, Henan Satellite TV is poised to entertain audiences with a cultural show titled Adventures on Chongyang Festival.
The show, the final chapter of the TV station's 2022 Chinese Festival series, continues as a web drama. Linked by the stories of three ancient Chinese literati Meng Jia, Tao Yuanming and Wang Bo, and told through the art forms of dance, opera and song, the show presents the culture of Chongyang Festival and people's affection for life and their country.
According to Lu Hongli, the chief director of the show, Chongyang Festival is also a harvest season which has multiple hues, so the show will bring audiences varied autumn colors through location shooting and technology.
Singer Zhou Bichang is featured on the poster for Henan TV's show 2022 Adventures on Chongyang Festival. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The dance program All-embracing Grottoes gathers elements from China's four major grottoes: the Mogao Grottoes, Yungang Grottoes, Longmen Grottoes and Maijishan Grottoes, to present the beauty of grotto art through a women's group dance.
Another dance program Meeting Li Bai draws inspiration from Ascent to Yangtai Temple, considered ancient poet Li Bai's only authentic calligraphy piece to be handed down, and fully portrays the poet's willful attitude toward life.
The opera program Chinese Opera for My Grandparents and Borrowed Light sung by Hu Xia focused on warmness, and expressed people's tender feelings during the festival.
As a traditional festival of China, Chongyang Festival includes customs like climbing to high places, admiring chrysanthemum flowers, drinking chrysanthemum wine, eating Chongyang cake and caring for the elderly.
Dancer Chen Bingrui is featured on the poster for Henan TV's show 2022 Adventures on Chongyang Festival. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]