The Journey of the White-Napped Cranes From the Land of the Rising SunArt & Culture
Ulaanbaatar, January 31 /MONTSAME/. The Mongolian first figure skating show “Grass Land on Ice 2023” was successfully held in Ulaanbaatar on January 27, and 28. It was the last event organized in connection with the 50th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Japan.
MIAT Mongolian Airlines and the Ministry of Culture took part as a sponsor in the show held in the Steppe Arena of Ulaanbaatar whereas the Embassy of Japan in Mongolia participated as a supporter. “Grass Land on Ice 2023” initiated by the Mongolian Skating Association was jointly organized with the Japan Skating Federation, with an aim to promote figure skating to the younger generation of Mongolia.
The composition of “Grass Land on Ice 2023” was an interesting show. It was like telling a story to children. The story plot consists of a survival journey of an injured white-napped crane that came from the land of the rising sun in spring, could not go back to the homeland when autumn started, then stayed in Grass Land. However, the children of the steppe helped the bird heal its wings. The next year, the white-napped crane returned overseas, missing its warm country.
Moreover, State Honored Artist, opera singer O. Uyanga, band “Bugan”, singer of band “Niciton” B. Batchuluun, State Honored Artist D. Oyuntulkhuur, and B. Maraljingoo participated in the show and demonstrated their talent from Mongolian part. The virtuosi who brought such a wonderful performance combining two countries' cultures to real life are M. Batbold, the director of the National Academic Opera Theatre, and G. Ganbaatar, the chief artist of the State Opera and Ballet Academic Theatre.