What’s On
Published: Nov 08, 2022 07:52 PM
A valley in Wulong county in Chongqing Municipality Photo: IC

A valley in Wulong county in Chongqing Municipality Photo: IC

'Impression of Wulong' - landscape drama

The Impression of Wulong show is a large-scale live landscape performance directed by China's acclaimed director Zhang Yimou and jointly supported by the local government of Wulong county in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. 

The show creates interactions between nature and humanity by incorporating Wulong's natural karst geological formations into stories that show local cultural and folk traditions. 

Located deep in Peach Garden Canyon, the show's 2,600-seat venue is surrounded by the steep mountains which are highlighted by the amazing lighting design.  

With the show held at night, the high-tech colorful lights are directed at the mountains from selected angles to produce a dreamlike presentation that is only accentuated by enchanting music.  

The performers of the show include professional dancers as well as villagers from the region who help give the stage performance an authentic local touch that cannot be found elsewhere. 

A total of 200 people star in the show.  

Where: Wulong Fairy Mountain, Chongqing   

When: Until November 30, 2022 

Price: 238 yuan ($33)

'Welcome to the Jungle' - art exhibition  

Zhengzhou, capital city of Central China's Henan Province, is a cultural hub of the Central Plains that is full of historical ambience. 

The recently launched art exhibition Welcome to the Jungle contributes to the scene by adding a modern touch through displays of the most cutting-edge contemporary artworks created by emerging Chinese artists and rising international creators such as British kinetic artists Matt Hope, who lives in Beijing and is deeply intrigued by Chinese culture. 

The most comprehensive contemporary art show  held in Zhengzhou so far in 2022, Welcome to the Jungle is divided into four different sections: Revelation, Daydream, Tower of Babel and Utopia. 

The first and second sections display artworks that are full of artistic imagination about the future of humanity. 

The third and fourth sections focus on restoring the greatest moments in human art history.  

Works from a total of 24 artists are on display at the show. Highlighted international artists include KAWS, a much celebrated street artist from the US, and HIMBAD, a talented illustrator from the UK whose works have been exhibited at art institutions such as the Tate Modern. 

Where: Haihui Art Gallery, Zhengzhou 

When: Until January 3, 2023   

Price: From 88 yuan ($12)  

'The Face of Chiang Kai-shek' - stage performance   

This performance of the stage drama The Face of Chiang Kai-shek in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, commemorates the 110th anniversary of the founding of Nanjing University. 

The drama tells the story of three professors at Nanjing University who have been invited to dinner by Chiang Kai-shek, a debatable figure in Chinese history. It reveals the three professors' grit and intellectual spirit as they cope with Chiang, whom they know was a tricky figure to deal with. Chiang was the president of Nanjing University in 1943 but resigned in 1944. Created by students of the Nanjing University, the production has been staged more than 400 times in cities in China such as Beijing and Shanghai.  

Where: Hubei Theater, Wuhan  

When: November 20, 2022

Price: 100 yuan ($13.70)