Sinology Sunday: Tang Dynasty female musicians’ Night at the Museum

To fit the Tang Dynasty standard of beauty, the performers from Zhengzhou Song and Dance Theatre wore sponge cushion body suits and stuck cotton in their mouths.

Henan TV’s Spring Festival Gala has been making waves online for its creative dance performance that showcased the best of Chinese culture. Titled Tang Dynasty Banquet 唐宫夜宴, it showcases 14 female musicians passing several renowned artefacts as they make their way to the palace.

(Clicking on the third icon from the right turns off the danmaku)

Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair with Flowers by Zhou Fang
Court ladies preparing newly woven silk by Zhang Xuan
Unknown. Chinese artists of the Middle Ages (佚名 - 备骑出行图)
Sui Dynasty mural

4 thoughts on “Sinology Sunday: Tang Dynasty female musicians’ Night at the Museum

  1. I love the video trailer of Wallace/Songyun drama. I wish the aesthetics would be realistic as well throughout. Sometimes some dramas look amazing in promos/trailers then fall short in the actual drama.

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