Culture Beat: Immersive theater play to be staged in Beijing
Published: May 31, 2023 10:33 PM
Promotional material for Qinglu Youming, Qingmu Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Promotional material for Qinglu Youming, Qingmu Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Immersive theater play to be staged in Beijing

A traditional Chinese immersive theater play is set to kick off in Beijing on Friday. 

The play Qinglu Youming, ­Qingmu, revolves around the Qingmu family, which has been living in Luyin village for generations. A few years ago, a divine bird Xiaoxiao came to the village. The bird's singing helped rid the villagers of their illnesses. However, recently there have been rumors that Xiaoxiao is about to give birth and she will no longer sing for the villagers after that. The village is disturbed by this news, and everyone has their own concerns.

The immersive theater play has no fixed seats for the audience as the stories of the villagers take place simultaneously in every corner of the "village." Audience members can move around freely to listen to the stories and uncover secrets themselves.

Photo: Courtesy of <em>National Youth Photography Exhibition</em>

Photo: Courtesy of National Youth Photography Exhibition

Youth photography exhibition in Suzhou

Co-sponsored by the China Photographers Association and other institutions, the Fifth National Youth Photography Exhibition was launched in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, at the Taihu International Conference Center earlier this week.

The exhibition is an important activity from the association, which has been a platform for discovering, cultivating and promoting outstanding young photographers in China.

The theme of the exhibition is "New era, new journey, new style and new expectations." 

"As young artists in the new era, we need to root ourselves in the people and life. We use images to tell stories of young people and capture wonderful moments with our lenses," said young photographer Gu Qin.

The National Youth Photography Exhibition provides a platform for young photographers across the country to grow into top talents. It has produced many excellent photographic works that are rich in contemporary characteristics and youthful styles, inspiring many young photographers to break through to the future.