Chinese Art Forum - Performing Arts in the Landscape

3:00pm - 4:30pm / Monday 28th October 2019 / Venue: Seminar Room 10 Rendall Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Confucius Institute
  • Admission: Free to all
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Landscape Performing Art (LPA, 山水实景演出) uses natural scenery in open air performances, coupled with spectacular visual and sound effects, made by modern stage technology, and employs hundreds of local amateur performers who display their culture in music and dance. LPA highlights the Chinese traditional philosophy of “Harmony between Humans and Nature”(天人合一), and traditional art aesthetics xieyi (寫意). The first LPA Impression Liu Sanjie(印象劉三姐) was created by Zhang Yimou (张艺謀) in 2003 upon the Li River with the mountain landscape as backdrop. It is a great and ongoing success; consequently, hundreds of LPAs have developed all over China each having a distinctly regional flavor. Recently the LPA phenomenon has been exported to Vietnam, Malaysia and Italy as a Chinese cultural export.