The Dance Drama Princess Wencheng

The dance drama Princess Wencheng recreates the following historical fact: In the 7th century, the Tibetan king Songzain Gambo requested Emperor Taizong of Tang to marry to him a girl in the Tang Dynasty, with the purpose of developing the friendship between the Han people and Tibetan people. For the harmony between ethnic groups, Emperor Taizong of Tang sent Princess Wencheng to Tibet. The drama extols national unity. It was written by Tang Mancheng, Zhang Minxin and Li Zhengyi, directed by Zhang Minxin and Sun Tianlu, and composed by Shi Fu. It was created and performed by China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater in 1979, and won the second prize in creation and the first prize in performance during the performances to mark the 30th anniversary of New China.