The Red Detachment of Women is a Chinese ballet premiered in 1964. Adapted from the earlier film of the same title, it depicts the liberation of a peasant girl from Hainan Island and her rise in the Communist Party of China.
The masterpiece is made from the combination of ballet performing techniques with traditional Chinese dances. It is widely regarded as China's first and most successful grand ballet for its magnificent stage design and graceful performance.
Despite its revolutionary historical background when it was created, it has remained a favorite of music and ballet lovers for nearly 30 years. Its music is familiar to almost every Chinese person who grew up during that time. It is now part of the permanent repertoire of the National Ballet of China (NBC).