A still from the dance drama Li Bai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] The dance drama Li Bai was staged from Dec 17 to 20 at the Opera House of the National Center for the Performing Arts. Li Bai reveals the inner world of the great poet Li Bai through the choices and trade-offs he made during key junctures of his life. Due to the coronavirous outbreak in February, rehearsal plans were postponed, but most actors still rehearsed during home quarantine. In May, as the pandemic abated, actors rehearsed together wearing masks, and some dances were improved. In November, the dance drama Li Bai was finally rehearsed along with the symphony orchestra at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing.