shenyun creations
Dragon Gate Lodge
Dragon Gate Lodge is a dance story created and performed entirely by Fei Tian students for the College’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. The year is 446 C.E., during the Northern Wei Dynasty. Emperor Taiwu is manipulated by his minister into initiating a campaign to abolish Buddhism nationwide. Decrees are made ordering temples and statues destroyed, scriptures burned, monks forced back to secular life, and the death penalty to anyone who helps the Buddhists. And yet, the emperor has underestimated the power of faith.Fei Tian students have transformed this difficult episode in history into an inspiring, educational, and witty story dance. Starring a courageous young monk, a villainous official, and a zany innkeeper armed with a big pink hanky and a mean high-kick.