Gandhara, the Renaissance of Buddhism

An interesting look at the great Buddhist Gandhāran civilisation that flourished in the early years of the Common Era.

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Flowers Rain along the Silk Road

A film of one of the most celebrated theatrical performances in recent Chinese Theatre. It is set along the Silk Road and in the Mogao Caves and tells the story of how the famous apsara murals were painted.

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Dunhuang, Soul of the Dances (8 of 8)

The final part of this series focuses on the music and dance fantasia The Flowers of the Silk Road and the impact it has had in China and abroad.

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Dunhuang, Lost Music of the Stone Chamber (7 of 8)

A look at some of the musical notation manuscripts found at Dunhuang and their interpretation in modern times

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Dunhuang, The Heavenly Dance (6 of 8)

A look at the dances recorded in the murals at the Mogao Caves and how they have influenced recreations in the present day

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Dunhuang, Costumes in the Dunhuang Caves (5 of 8)

A look at the clothing displayed in the Mogao Caves, and the influence it is having on modern fashion design.

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Dunhuang, Reviving the Heavenly Music (4 of 8)

A look at the thousands of musical instruments depicted in the murals at the Mogoa Caves

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Dunhuang, History’s Heavenly Stage, Exotic Music and Dance (3 of 8)

A look at the whirling dances depicted in the Dunhuang Mogoa Caves and how they have been recreated in contemporary China.

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Dunhuang, History’s Heavenly Stage, Playing the Pipa Behind the Back (2 of 8)

A look at how depictions of musicians playing the pipa in the Dunhuang Mogoa Caves have influenced contemporary art.

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Dunhuang, History’s Heavenly Stage, Flying Apsaras (1 of 8)

A look at the apsaras in the Dunhuang Mogao Caves and their influence on contemporary art.

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