Nixon in Vancouver, via China

Posted by Vancouver Opera On 12:03 PM

Photo by Tim Matheson

The most dramatic moments in the production come from a magnificent dance sequence in the second act in which the Nixons visit the Peking Opera to see a ballet. The wildly dynamic dance, created by acclaimed choreographer Wen Wei Wang, tells the story of a peasant girl pursued and attacked by an oppressive landlord and his henchmen. The sequence gives the opera some of its most breathtaking moments, and includes some surreal and blackly comic action from a randy Henry Kissinger, who inserts himself into the ballet's storyline in a rather disturbing way.

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