by Anura Guruge
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The program. Click to ENLARGE.
The amazing, incredibly talented cast — these folks were friendly, good looking, had great teeth and, what I noticed the most, had a great sense of humor.
Celloist Yi Zhou from the ‘Central Music Conservatory of China’. She played on the soundtrack of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’. I was impressed given that I have seen the movie at least 3 times. Suffice to say, she was GOOD.
From ‘Peking Opera’. Wow!
They invited everybody up on the stage after the performance to meet the cast. I told you. They were friendly, VERY CONFIDENT, very outgoing and a load of fun. Who is that guy stage right wearing a long scarf.
This ‘Face-Changing’ dance was beyond incredible. I have never seen anything like that. No wonder. Only the 3rd time this dance has been performed in the U.S. We felt privileged. Click to watch YouTube video — which really doesn’t do it the fully justice it deserves.
‘Blue Orchid in the Rain’ dance by Xiaowan Yan. Compelling.
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I can’t tell you, enough, how glad I am that we went. It was a privilege.
This was so, so good. I was so impressed. Wow.
The 4th year they are doing it and this year they had to do 2 performances
to cater for the demand. It was a full house.
We have a few more videos that we will upload to YouTube.
There is a performance tonight. Suspect that it is sold out.
This was beyond good.
This was the face of the new,
21st century China.
They sure are taking the World by storm.
Happy New Year.
Year of the Horse.