Published on 30 April 2019

The much-anticipated large-scale, high-tech water show featuring the legendary story of the “Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea” made its debut on 29 April at Metropolis Cinema Oriental in Qingdao’s new West Coast Zone. The show, entitled “Qing Show”, is designed as a new calling card for Qingdao to promote the city’s culture and tourism industry, as well as stimulating local development of the marine economy and fashion trade. It was created by ATG, a world-class artistic team, over a four-year period. The team members come from China, the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and other countries and regions.

Luc Petit, known as the « master of magic » in the performing arts, holds the post of the show’s director and artistic director. He has collaborated with organizations in the entertainment and event industry including the festival « Juste pour Rire », Cirque du Soleil, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Disney.

« The story of the eight immortals crossing the sea is itself an excellent subject for creation as each character has a distinct personality. The story intensiVes with the addition of the four new elements of water, wind, ice and Vre, » said Petit.
The ancient Chinese mythology of « Ba Xian Guo Hai » or « Eight Immortals crossing the Sea » is quite popular among the people. It was included in the Vrst batch of provincial intangible cultural heritage list in Shandong province in 2006.
According to creators, the show is a production featuring acrobatics, dancing and classic kung fu Vghting and using holographic projection technology.
« The show is a high level performance with wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and real kung fu actions and scenes. It’s a perfect fusion of traditional culture and modern stage art, » said a spectator surnamed Li.

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