Posts Tagged ‘Yangshuo’

CCTV Story Board: “Fisherman’s theatre”

May 21st, 2011 No comments

While visiting Yangshuo in our China trip last month, we got to see the spectacularly produced Zhang Yimou show, “Impression Liu Sanjie.” (I shared some photos in an earlier post.) All the performers on that show were locals. Below is a documentary on the excellent “Story Board” program on CCTV entitled, “Fisherman’s theatre.” It showcases the performers, many of whom are still fishermen today, their lives, and their training for the show. Read more…

A bit more texture in my recent trip to China

April 22nd, 2011 8 comments

This is the last sequence of photos I will be sharing to hopefully give a bit more texture about China. My family traveled to Guilin and Beijing for a bit over two weeks. We really enjoyed ourselves and were impressed with the pace of changes, especially in Beijing. I took the photo below while on the Li River heading towards Yangshuo. I was really wishing for a sunny day, but the outline of the surrounding mountains through the mist made that trip surreal.

On the Li River towards Yangshuo

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An evening at Zhang Yimou’s folk musical, “Impression Liu Sanjie”

April 7th, 2011 2 comments

Yesterday I had the good fortune of spending the evening at Zhang Yimou’s folk musical, “Impression Liu Sanjie.” The stage itself is on the Li River in Yangshuo with mountains in the backdrop. The visuals are breath-taking. If you are familiar with Zhang Yimou’s movies, you might know that the director is also famous for his use of color. It took 600+ performers to fill this massive “stage.” I don’t have much time to fill you in on the background at the moment, but would like to share with you some images I took during the show.

Zhang Yimou's folk musical, "Impression Liu Sanjie"

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