The launching ceremony of a grand outdoor scene performance was held at Ancient City of Pingyao on Oct 13. Titled “Impression Pingyao”, the cultural show was brought to stage by three directors, including China’s renowned filmmaker Zhang Yimou, director of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.
“Impression” is a famous series of subject-live performance in China, including “Impression Liu Sanjie” in Guilin, “Impression West Lake” in Hangzhou and so on. “Impression Pingyao” would be the first one based in North China in the series. It is also China’s first subject-live performance which is themed at the city culture.
Pingyao is a cultural city with a history of over 2,700 years. Covering an area of 2.25 square kilometers, it is a huge building complex consisting of city walls, streets, shops, temples and residential houses. According to the producing team, the show is aimed at displaying Pingyao’s rich history and culture to visitors all over the world.
Now the site planning and script creating of the performance is undergoing, and the show is expected to release to the public next year.