Impression West Lake (印象西湖)

In Shanghai & Hangzhou on April 9, 2011 at 1:19 am

In the dark, we walked from the Hangzhou Four Seasons to an entrance of West Lake, where the show “Impression West Lake” was playing. Bleachers had been set up to look onto the lake, and I wondered where and how the performance would take place.  On the water?

It certainly was on the water, which left me wondering how they did it.  The choreography of the show was very grand and made a great performance.  Whenever one scene ended, there was the next scene, entirely different and very surprising.

Impression West Lake was a show of an ancient legend, one where a man falls in love with a snake.  I didn’t read into the story too much – I had come for the show.  Here are some snapshots:


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