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Yunnan Night Show
Dynamic Yunnan is the first large original ecological song and dance performance.It is a new production that combines the traditional and modern art.It reintegrates the original local dance essence and classic national dance, shows the rich ethnic customs of Yunnan. Performance time: Monday to Sunday (20:00-21:30) in Kunming. Features: Actors 70% actors are from everywhere all over Yunnan, and even from the local fields.There are primitive dance gene in their blood.Their dance has the folk characteristic that can not find from professional dancers.Their sing and dance is full of the spirit of life blooming. Original ecology There are seven songs and dances in the show,showing the worship of nature and the love of life.The dance combines the dance of Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Dai, Bai, Hani and other ethnic.Primitive, unsophisticated folk dances and a fresh artistic concept converge in the programe, giving audiences a unique impression of Yunnan. The props, like a "praying stone" and bull's head are taken from real life. Costumes are daily dress of minorities in Yunnan. Beautiful dance It uses a large number of mobile devices and lifting conversion to reproduce the original life on the stage.180 masks with Yunnan characteristics,Mani stone,Prayer wheel under the unreal and true stage lighting,that will make you feel as if shuttling in the ancient and modern.Drum is the basic musical instruments in the show.Yunnan boasts the most drum tales in China, where the drum is not only perceived as a musical instrument, but also as a totem. They think that women share some common features with moonlight. Using abstract body language, they express their parallel sentiments with the help of her imagination.Swaying one's hair has become a common gesture in their daily lives. Gradually, the custom has become a dance form expressing the women's strong inner sentiments and to symbolize fire. It is not only a surprise for Yunnan but also attract the people from all over the world.These people includes Singapore's prime minister, deputy prime minister of Laos, deputy prime minister of Burma, as well as many cultural celebrities, they all give the Dynamic Yunnan of the high evaluation.Now the show use the name”Looking for Shangri-la”to enter the international cultural market, held more than 160 performances in the United States and more than a dozen countries.
Lijiang Impressions Show
The largest outdoor scene “Impression of lijiang” directed by famous movie director Zhang,Yimao last for 70 minutes.? “Impression of Lijing” has “jade dragon mountain” as the real acting background scene, the show made us feel absorb the spirit from both earth and heaven, and feel like the source of our human being is a marvelous achievement from the god. “The impression of Lijiang” really makes every audience feel so close to the life of both nature and the reality. The site for “The Impression of Lijiang” also were entitle as the National cultural industry demonstration base. Lijiang is an important town for Western Yunnan Ancient Tea Route. Ancient Tea Route which lies at Chinese southwest is a non-governmental international trade route and the main corridor of economic and business exchange of Chinese southwestern.? The main vehicle travelling on the route is caravan. Ancient Tea route is divided into two lines: Sichuan-Tibet Route and Tibet-Yunnan Route. Ancient Tea rout originated from the tea and horse market of ancient south-western frontier, thriving in Tang and Song, prevailing in Ming and Qing Dynasty and at the end of WII reach the peak. The caravan on the ancient tea route had a deep influence on the local resident “Naxi”. For Naxi man, it is an honor for joining the caravan and being the “head of Caravan”. “The Horse Saddle Dance” really shows fully the masculinity of Naxi men. In Naxi’s culture, women are fully responsible for house chores, farming, and giving birth of children. In Naxi culture, Naxi women are even ashamed of men doing-house chores. In the mind of Naxi women, men with the best-education, top-communication skills and big achievement are the real honor for the family. For the reason above, “Basket Dance” shows fully feminism of Naxi women-Naxi women are willing to devote all their life to be the mother and wife of Naxi men. Horse in Yunnan are all short-leg. The short-leg horse runs not fast, but good at mountain-climbing. Only short-legged horses are able to climb up and down one-inch wide and 12-tier-deep mountain terrace in the ancient tea route. For this reason, Naxi people honor horse a lot. In the show, the men in the caravan shake hands to you and the magnificent scene reminds us hundreds of years ago, in the ancient tea route, the caravan stroll the rout back and forth with loud horse-bell sound. There are also other program such as? “wine to the snow mountain”, “humanly paradise”, “team dance and folk”, “worship the god by the drum dance” and “benediction” in the show.
The Sound Of Yunnan
The large derivative ecological singing and dancing set “The Sound Of Yunnan”, is the sister of the original singing and dancing set “Dynamic Yunnan”. The show was premiered on May 7, 2009 in Kunming.From May 2016,“The Sound Of Yunnan” daily shows at Lijiang Yunling theater. The show is created by Yang Liping, a famous dance artist. It is an understatement to say she is the reigning queen of dance in China, a gift from God to the land of Yunnan. The Sound Of Yunnan is the most ancient sound,is the sound of nature. The Sound Of Yunnan is the sound of river flowing, the sound of river swelling. It is also the sound of wind, thunder, lightning, insects and birds, chicken and dog. As Yunnan folk saying goes: every leaf in Yunnan will dance, every stone in Yunnan will sing, even the sound of the wings of the butterfly is the rhythm. The Sound Of Yunnan is the sound made by people who live in the nature.In Yunnan,people will sing when birth,become old,get sick,death,even in the lawsuit. The Sound Of Yunnan is not just for the eye, but also for the ear. It use the world's most primitive percussion instruments including bowls, bamboos, bells and drums of all sizes. In the chapter “Fetal tone”,use the bowl as a kind of musical instrument. This is a kind of initiative. It is because the sound of the bowl is the resonance of the heart and heart. It is the fetal tone of every new life in the womb.In the chapter “Give a birth”, They use a unique percussion instrument in Yunnan,when a woman gives birth, villagers come together and play the drum to help her. In the chapter "Sun Shower", a group of young women use round bamboo sieves to winnow grains. The sounds of a drizzle and then of a shower are produced by sifting. “Tigers and Tigresses” are childishly playful. The “Strange Birds” offers plenty of laughter besides imaginative ways to recreate sounds. Another chapter shows that many instruments are readily fabricated on the side of the field with improvisation. Roots, stems, branches, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds of plant and even sickle hoes, pots and pans, water tankers, who can make a sound are likely to become instruments. Then the show reproduces the scene of Tea Horse Road. “Drunken Drums” brings the performance to a rousing crescendo, reminds one of drunken fist, the kungfu move popularized by Jackie Chan. Speaking of the dancers, unlike professional performers who inhabit the parts at best, these young men and women live the parts. They were plucked from mountains and rice fields. When they dance, it's not part of their job, but part of their lives. They are living out their dreams and joys and frustrations right there on the stage. The raw energy they exude is so infectious you cannot but become part of them.
Lijiang Eternal Love
Lijiang Eternal Love is the key product of Songcheng tourism area of Lijiang. Songcheng tourism area of Lijiang is made by the first performing arts listed company-Songcheng Performing Arts. The tourism area is 6 kilometers to Lijiang, close to Wenbihai natural scene and face to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with superior geographical environment. The tourism area focus on the unique local culture of Lijiang including Songcheng Chama ancient city, Nacuozhai, Lijiang Songcheng paradise, and Xunqing Valley four parks. There are ten performing-arts show and twenty projects with “Lijiang eternal love” and “Lijiang love song”s as representative. In the tourism area, there are dance and song performance depicting thousands years of Lijiang culture and history. The tourism area is alive Chama ancient city through time and space, and is an ideal tourism hot spot. Large dance and song performance of “Lijiang eternal love” is the soul of Lijiang Culture. With imax3d's large tracts of vision, it is reappear thousands of years history and fable of Lijiang including “Naxi Genesis”, “Lugu Daughter’s Country”, “Caravan legend”, “Mufu brilliance”, and “The third country of Jade Dragon”. The visitors will be lead for a dramatic meet and feel a beautiful moment in a vast and distant aboriginal area, in the flower tower by the Lugu Lake, in the windy and rainy Chama ancient route, in the brilliant Mufu, in the romantic and miserable third country of Jade Dragon or in Shangri-La Xiangbala . The whole play comprehensive dance, acrobatic, martial Arts, state engineering, panoramic special effects, and facility arts, via high-altitude anti-gravity walking moon, giant birds saving ancestors, upper-air crash bar, mine, flood, waterfall, the rain along the cliff, mechanical model of large snow mountain, and the combination of high-tech machinery and original art outline a cultural saga of soul and flesh, blood and tear, death and alive, love and passion. First, Lugu Daughter’s Country: by the quiet and beautiful Lugu Lake, there is a mythical daughter’s kingdom, a paradise, the local residents Mosuo is one branch of Ethnic Naxi, is the only clan for Maternal relationship, until now still maintain walking marriage custom of “man never married and women never married too”. Second, Mufu brilliance: Lijiang boom on business by “tea and horse trading”. During 471 years reign of Mufu, it maintained a good relationship with ethnics including Burma, Nepal and India. Thus Lijiang became hub of economic and culture of west-south of China. In 1382, in order to honor Lijiang Tusi for his loyal to emperor and nation, working hard, Lijiang Tusi was entitled as family name “Mu” by government of Ming Dynasty. The good news brought many congratulations from ethnics nearby. Third, Caravan legend: Lijiang got its fame from ancient Chama route. The glory of Lijiang is brought by horse shoe. For thousands of years, along rough Chama ancient route, there is amazing life of Caravan everyday. You see, the caravan starts with heavy transportation task from government and Mufu. The forth: Country of Jade Dragon: Ethnic Naxi is a nation honor love and freedom. From the “original walking marriage” to “order from parents” to “words from matchmaker”, they pay lots to love. The last, seeking Shangri-La: Shangri-La is a quiet and everlasting land with attracting and magnificent snow peaks, valley, brilliant and mythical temples, quiet lakes clad in forests, beautiful grass meadow , a totally Shangri-La with sheep and yaks, the local residents living here worry nothing for most leisure and comfort.