Find out more about your Chinese zodiac sign in China’s highly acclaimed musical dance Tales of 12 Chinese Zodiac premieres in Sydney and Melbourne in November. A cast of 50 from China Oriental Performing Arts Group will stage the exquisite production full of pageantry, stunning costumes, masterful choreography and music featuring percussion instruments from China and other nations, including the djembe, a hand drum from Africa, and the conga drum from Cuba. In addition to Chinese classical and modern dance, calligraphy, Peking Opera, martial arts and other Chinese representative cultural elements are woven into the production.
The zodiac culture originates from ancient times, when Chinese ancestors categorized years by animal signs. The Chinese zodiac bestows its individual characteristics to those born in its corresponding year.
Divided into four acts, the story follows the characteristics of 12 important historical periods of China, exhibiting every zodiac animal’s character traits from The Ox pasturing in the Wild to The Dragon returning to the Origin.
China Oriental Performing Arts Group comprises China’s finest music and dance performers, representing the highest standard of music and dance art in China. Having performed across China, they have also toured 5 continents covering more than 70 countries and regions.
Pre-sale 10am 9 October / General Public sale 9am 14 October $128/$98/$78/$58