Impression Sanjie Liu, one of the most highly regarded stage performances in all of China, interprets the story of Sanjie Liu, a legendary young girl in the Zhuang minority group renowned for her angelic singing voice. A local tyrant fell in love with her and offered to make her his concubine, but her heart belonged to a village boy with an equally stunning voice. Together, they thwarted the tyrant’s murder attempts by transforming into a pair of larks and flying off together.
If you witnessed the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, you’re already familiar with the work of Zhang Yimou. Zhang is the director of Impressions Sanjie Liu and brings a similar sense of drama and scale to this smaller production.