Photo taken on April 19, 2017 shows the scene of the dance drama "Kampha and Ivory Princess" in Vientiane, capital of Laos, April 19, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun)
VIENTIANE, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The first stage of the song and dance drama "Kampha and Ivory Princess", created by a Chinese company Mekong International Co., Ltd, was premiered in Lao capital Vientiane on Wednesday night.
The play reflects the harmonious relationship between human beings and nature and animals, praises the good characteristics of Lao people in pursuit of justice and indomitable national spirit.
The musical was created based on stories in Lao scripture. Chinese director Xia Dao, Fu Ying together with Lao artists jointly adapted the stories for the modern stage play with the participation of 100 actors and actresses, including 50 from China and 50 from Laos. Dances, music, choreography, clothing, props, make-up were led by the Chinese side, while Lao artists in charge of lyrics and singing.
According to Mekong International Co., Ltd, the "Kampha and Ivory Princess" play will contribute to deepening the cultural cooperation between China and Laos, promoting the long and splendid culture, history and religious art of Laos, enriching Lao people's cultural life and attracting more tourists to the Southeast Asian country.
As the play is the result of cooperation between Chinese and Lao artists, it is expected to further promote the cultural exchanges between the two countries.