Oct 16, 2019

Dancing on the waters of West Lake (Video)

The famed on-water performance - Impression West Lake, is held on the waters of West Lake, Hangzhou, located in the Eastern province of Zhejiang in China.
The show was initially designed for the G20 summit in Hangzhou which was held in 2016.

It is directed by China’s top notch director - Zhang Yimou, who was behind the breathtaking evening gala of the 2019 October 01  celebrations in Beijing and the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Light effects reflected on water create a mesmerizing effect amid the performances which are a fusion between the East and West. Therefore, in addition to traditional cultural items, evergreen western classics such as the Tchaikovsky's 'Dance of the Cygnets' from the popular ballet - Swan Lake and Beethovan's 'Ode to Joy' are among the performances.
(Video : Shanika Jayasekara reporting from China)