A film screening and live music performance fusing classic Chinese folklore with modern-day life.
The legendary Guan Yu from the Three Kingdoms period is spelled into modern-day China. Surprised by his surroundings he embarks on a journey to understand the absurd world he has arrived in. Meanwhile, a modern-day Diao Chan (one of Chinese folklore’s Great Beauties) prepares to give a performance. The classic story comes to a head as the pair inevitably meet.
Slapstick comedy, surrealism and outstanding musical dexterity combine in this fun-filled adaptation of a classic Chinese folktale with a modern twist.
A surreal, paradigm-shifting night of music and film New York Music Daily
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Film Production: David Harris, Zhu Ma, Lu Su
Composer: Zhu Ma
Band: Xi Ban
Commissioned by China Shanghai International Arts Festival R.A.W. Program