Zhang Yimou's new series show beauty of tea

2010-01-28 08:42 BJT


Whether you're a fan of beautiful scenery, grand shows, or Zhang Yimou, we've got the thing for you. How about a sneak preview of the fifth installment of renowned director Zhang Yimou's "Impression" series. The spectacle of "Impression Dahongpao" was presented recently at Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province.

The show, which is scheduled to officially open on March 2nd, highlights the splendid scenery of Wuyi Mountain and its rich tea culture.

The spectacle of "Impression Dahongpao" was presented recently at Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province.
The spectacle of "Impression Dahongpao" was presented recently at Wuyi Mountain
in Fujian Province.

"Impression Dahongpao's" stage covers nearly one hectare. With a budget of 200 million yuan, or more than 29 million US dollars, the 70-minute show boasts a 360-degree angle setting and seating capacity of two thousand.

Elements of traditional stone and woodcarvings, residential housing, and the representative architecture style of Wuyi Mountain, all popular in the Ming and Qing dynasties, have been combined in the stage design.

The show, set in a tea park, projects the appearance of a giant teahouse, with waitresses dressed in traditional folk costumes serving Dahongpao, or Red Robe Tea, a Wuyi Mountain specialty with the reputation as China's "tea king".

Zhang Yimou launched his Impression series with "Impression Sister Liu" in 2003, which is still running in Yangshuo of Guilin. He continued the series with "Impression Lijiang" in 2006 and "Impression West Lake in 2007," as well as "Impression Hainan" in 2009.

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