Hangzhou, China – August 20th, 2019 – Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy, produced by Hangzhou Suntiandy Group and Cirque du Soleil, has successfully premiered in Hangzhou Suntiandy Theatre. Liu Wendong, Chairman of Hangzhou Suntiandy Group, and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group President and CEO Daniel Lamarre attended the premiere, delivered speeches and extended their ardent blessings to the show. The creation team of the show was invited to shared their thoughts with the audience as well.
As a milestone production that succeeds the numerous iconic Cirque du Soleil shows presented around the world, such as “KÀ” and “O” both offered in Las Vegas, USA, Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy offers a truly unique experience to the audience. Inviting spectators to embark on a spellbinding tale of two kingdoms reuniting through heart-pumping acrobatics and astonishing staging, Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy takes traditional circus arts to a whole new level.
Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy is an epic and thrilling quest to reunite two ancient kingdoms, Petra and Aria, torn apart centuries ago. The captivating legend is guided by The Watcher, a wise elder whose mechanical box unleashes the story. One that begins with two innocent infants, each left on the doorstep of the opposing kingdom’s palace.
Inspired by a rich storyline, multi-dimensional characters, and surreal universes, Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy creates an incredible immersive experience. Driven by high-energy action and acrobatics, rich symbolism, beautiful poetry and artistry, history is told through two perspectives: Petra and Aria, through the Hero and Heroine. Two sides of the story, two cultures discovering each other.
In Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy, the acclaimed world leader in Live Entertainment did not spare any details to immerse the audience deeper inside the story and create a surge of adventure for the whole family, each scene more powerful than the next. Great efforts were dedicated into innovating set designs. When seated, one will soon notice the tremendous 100m-wide stage right in front of you that will transform into various shapes as the story unfolds.
The unique combination of 3D visual props, video projections, and fancy trap doors, enable the artists to vanish into thin air and return when you least expect it. The 360-degree-rotating revolving seats also allow the audience to fully embrace this visually stunning performance. Meanwhile, with the validation of a Feng Shui master, the cultural significance of colors, animals, symbols, scenography and clothing were explored to make this brand-new immersive experience more meaningful and mesmerizing.
Inspired by ancient Chinese creatures, Bulong and Naga, two magical beings that are carved in the seal, share the same trace as phoenix and dragon. The stage Chinese traditional color, red and gold, as its dominant hue. One of the character’s choreography is even based on Monkey King.
Traditional circus acts are reinvented with the help of revolutionary props, costumes and stage effects to ensure its thrilling experience. The theatre is also equipped with cutting-edge sound system to accord with visual interaction. A total of 1500 seats were installed with high-quality loudspeakers to guarantee your full immersion into this unforgettable live experience.
About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Cirque du Soleil “X” The Land of Fantasy is the 45th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is the world leader in creating, producing and distributing live entertainment. With an established reputation in circus art shows, the Group further leverages its creative and innovative powerhouse to present a variety of compelling entertainment forms through its divisions, such as Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, VStar Entertainment Group, The Works Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences and 4U2C. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group productions have performed in more than 65 countries in over 450 cities, with an average of over 15 million tickets sold yearly. Beyond its various experiences and shows, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet through art and creativity.
For more information, visit CirqueduSoleilEntertainmentGroup.com
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