An area of 2 kms along Lijiang River and 12 peaks as stage setting, tighter with boundless sky, compose the Shanshui Theatre with mountains and rivers the largest natural theatre in the world. In this masterpiece of the creator, a brand-new performance on the natural stage setting of Guilin scenery is produced.
Unlike the traditional artificial stage performance, the performance on the natural stage is a great work of man and god. No one knows how long this picturesque scenery has been waiting in rain and mists. Is its graceful image made for us? Peaks appearing indistinctly, the reflection of mountains in the water, misty rain and the sound of charming in the bamboo forest, are all ready to join in the performance as interludes. Suddenly this makes us learn the miraculous charm of this performance: we only do half of the work while the other half is done by the creator whose improvisation makes each scene fresh to us.
Chinese director, ZhangYimous as chief director. With his university acknowledge talent and creativity, he makes matchless works. In his opinion, the creator is green, representing a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.
Gratitude should be extended to another two young directors Wang Chaoge and Fanyue. They ture the concept of the performance into reality with their creative enthusiasm and practical ability. Furthermore, we have top-gate designers of music, stage art, lighting and costume from home and abroad. I believe they are not chosen by the producer but the creator.
In the past 5 years, numerous modifications have been made to the performance, all efforts are for creating a part of nature and become its spirit. It's green and it's peaceful. It's a baptism of nature and it's a return of human nature.
The performance named Folk Song Festival of Liu Sanjie (Lit: the Third Sisters of Liu)-Beautiful Lijiang River is held in the Natural Theatre, Yangshuo., China.
Located at the joining point of Li River and Tianjia River, the theatre faces the widely-known Scholar's Page Hill across the river. Its auditorium looks like a green terrace with a panorama vision. Sitting there, the audience will see natural scenery within an area of 2 kms along the river and the performance. Lighting and stereo sets are designed by cover means in order to intergrate with the nature. There are 2200 seats for the audience, of which 2000 are for the ordinary people, 180 for VIPs and 20 for presidents.