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Liu Sanjie
By: Alexander on 5/11/2011 8:07:35 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Liu Sanjie, Folk Singer, Zhang Yimo, Impression, Guilin, Yangshuo,

Liu Sanjie  was an outstanding folk song singer of the Zhuang nationality in the tang Dynasty and was praised as " Song Fairy " and " Queen of Song ". she helped the poor people and fought back the greedy land lords with her songs.The land lords kiddnaped her,but finally  poor people helped her run away, she  meet her lover under a banyan tree..

There is a movie named Liu Sanjie shot in the 1960 that spreaded Liu Sanjie a household name, especially in South China's Guangxi, Guangdong prvinces.

In the year 2003, Mr. Zhang Yimou, one of the most famous Chinese movie directors, who was also the director-in-chief of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony, came over with his crew to Yangshuo, Guilin, a world-wide famous city because of her beautiful karst mountains, to look for inspirations. He then decide to develop a real-scene out door show about Liu Sanjie on the River Li. In March, 2004, a creative and tremendously scaled folk dance and sing show "Impression, Liu Sanjie" was released.  One can hardly believe before seeing the show that there are about 600 actors and actresses involved. Real fisherman, not acted ones, with their birds of cormorants were applied. Real pinnacle limestone hills in the distance are lit up with lights as the backgroud. "It's a show that one cannot miss if you travel to Guilin and Yangshuo!" Lots of audience said so.

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