Chinese famous director- Zhangyimou is now busily engaged with another important folk art performance-Impression Lijiang in China's southwest Yunnan province. Still cooperating with his partners Wang Chaoge and Fan Yue, this project is expected to be a new hit.
Zhang's famous Impression Liusanjie in Yangshuo won great acclaim all over the world for its originality and artistic creativity. Performed at the natural stage at the conjunction of Lijiang River and Tianjia River, the Impression Liusanjie enjoys great popularity home and abroad.
Similar to the Impression Liusanjie, the Impression Lijiang will include Yulong Mount, Tea, Horse Road, and ancient towns as natural settings. The performance features the local customs and flavor of the Naxi minority, reflecting the authentic life of this area. No professional actor or actress are engaged in this grand performance, all participants will be the local residence.
The project comprises two parts. The first part-Impression Lijiang Jokul is expected to open to public at the end of this year while the second part-Impression Lijiang Ancient Town is scheduled to be finished next year.