Ahmedabad: The land of garba will host Chinese opera. As lion bonds with dragon to boost business ties, a 72-member team will stage a Beijing opera, which dates back to the third century, at Motera stadium for three days during the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat summit in January next year.
A 300-member cultural troupe from China will stage more events during the investment summit — a clear indication that the dragon land will be part of the Gujarat story after countries like Japan and Canada have already partnered Vibrant Gujarat 2011. This, despite the fact that small and medium firms in Gujarat are wary of cheap Chinese products posing stiff competition.
The shows will be translated live in Gujarati and will be fused with episodes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.