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Impression Liu Sanjie

Impression Liu Sanjie is a large-scale live-action performance in Guilin. It is the first landscape live-action performance in China. The performance is a spectacular masterpiece to show the beautiful scenery of Guiln’s Li River, and the colorful ethnic cultures in Guangxi Province.


Features of Impression Liu Sanjie


Impression Liu Sanjie was premiered on March 20th, 2004 after three and half years’ preparations, at the Sanjie Liu Sing Fair, where is one mile from West Street in Yangshuo, Guilin. It is the re-creation and re-procession of the movie Liu Sanjie. Directed by Chinese famous film director - Zhang Yimou, the performance lasts for 70 minutes and more than 600 local actors and actresses are involved in, which help to show the most authentic local ethnic culture.


The performance is set in the real mountains and rivers. As the largest natural theater in the world, the performance uses the beautiful Li River as the stage. The 12 mountain peaks, mist, clear sky and moonlight are used as the natural backdrop.


In addition, it applies lights and water reflections to highlight the splendid Li River and the limestone peaks around. The hills and streams are all the necessary elements for the three-dimensional sound effect. The weather situation everyday in each season offers various sceneries, which will help refresh the performance of Impression Liu Sanjie as well. In this way, audiences will have unique watching experience every time.


Contents of Impression Liu Sanjie


The performance is divided into seven chapters including the preface and epilogue. The Preface  - Legend of Hills and Rivers gives audiences a overall show of the scenery. The first chapter - Red Impression: Folk Songs symbolizes the enthusiasm of the local people. The second chapter - Green Impression: Garden, helps to reveal the peaceful and happy life of the local people. The third chapter - Golden Impression: Fishing Lights describes the simple existence of the people around the Li River. The fourth chapter - Blue Impression: Love Songs reveal the love of humans. The last Guangxi according to the legend. In the Epilogue, actors express their thanks for the audience in the beautiful songs.


The performance boasts both modern and classical music played by famous musicians in China. Through this primitive and wonderful performance, audiences will feel the reality of people’s life and the authentic ethnic culture in Guangxi Province.

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