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PicStory: "Keba Dreams" art troupe in NW China

Xinhua
29 Sep 2020, 11:44 GMT+10

Top: Jiayangji practices dance moves at home in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo by Wu Gang) Bottom: Jiayangji displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 13, 2020. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Dance for dreams: student members of "Keba Dreams" art troupe in rural area of NW China's Qinghai realize their college dream by dancing.

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- An art troupe called "Keba Dreams" in a rocky valley of Qinghai Province has become a dream cradle for some rural students.

The "Keba Dreams" troupe, which was first formed in 2012, enrolled rural Tibetan students from Keshang and Kexia Villages, a place called "Keba" by local people.

The troupe had at first acted as an after-school club activity for the students of Keba. Members of the troupe often had to train in the open air -- by the riverbeds, in deserted courtyards and under mountain cliffs. In 2015, the troupe was registered as a formal art troupe in Qinghai and ever since students obtained a decent rehearsal room.

All "Keba Dreams" members had zero experience in dancing when they joined the troupe, but many of them improved skills by undergoing hard traning and they gradually grew to love the dance art. The troupe's masterpiece dance opera "Keba Dreams," which tells a story based on real experience of local rural students, have been on stage in many big Chinese cities like Shenzhen, Xi'an and Beijing.

Three years ago, 20 "Keba Dreams" members were enrolled by Qinghai Provincial Culture and Art Vocational School, where they received systematic dance training. This year, these 20 students have all been admitted by colleges or universities to further their study of dancing.

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Zhoumao Zhoima (C) performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Middle: Zhoumao Zhoima harvests wheat in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 31, 2020. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Bottom: Zhoumao Zhoima displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 11, 2020. (Photo by Wu Gang)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Sonam Zhoima (L) performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018.

Middle: Sonam Zhoima (rear) harvests wheat in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 31, 2020.

Bottom: Sonam Zhoima displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Niangmaoji observes as her classmates take an end-of-term dancing exam at a provincial vocational school of culture and arts in Xining, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 5, 2019.

Middle: Niangmaoji takes a bus in Kexia Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 28, 2020.

Bottom: Niangmaoji displays a letter of admission issued by the univerisity she applied to in front of a grocery store in Bayan Township of Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Sangmao performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018.

Middle: Sangmao helps her family build a garage in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 22, 2018.

Bottom: Sangmao displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Sonam Cuomao (C) performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018.

Middle: Sonam Cuomao prepares livestock fodder in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 14, 2020.

Bottom: Sonam Cuomao displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Sonam Xiangmao (C) performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018.

Middle: Sonam Xiangmao (R) and her mother prepare livestock fodder in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 22, 2018.

Bottom: Sonam Xiangmao displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Lhamo Cering performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Middle: Lhamo Cering does cleaning at "Keba Dreams" art troupe in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 27, 2020. (Photo by Wu Gang)

Bottom: Lhamo Dongzhi displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 12, 2020. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Lhamo Cering performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Middle: Lhamo Cering tends her family's cattle herd in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 30, 2020. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Bottom: Lhamo Cering displays a letter of admission at the entrance of Qinghai Normal University in Xining, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 21, 2020. (Photo by Wu Gang)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Lhamo Dongzhi (1st R) performs at the 8th China Children's Theatre Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Middle: Lhamo Dongzhi (L) helps a family relative transport cement to have a front yard paved in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 12, 2020. (Photo by Wu Gang)

Bottom: Lhamo Dongzhi displays a letter of admission issued by the university he applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 12, 2020. (Photo by Liu Jinhai)

Top: "Keba Dreams" art troupe member Limao Zhoima (2nd R) prepares backstage for a performance in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 7, 2018.

Middle: Limao Zhoima (R) helps her family dry wheat crops in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 22, 2018.

Bottom: Limao Zhoima displays a letter of admission issued by the university she applied to in Keshang Village of Jinyuan Tibetan Township in Hualong Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)■

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