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Staged entirely upon the lake itself (a stage has been built 3 centimeters below the surface), Impression West Lake is a spectacle of light, music, dance and theatrics. The story is based on a Hangzhou legend (somewhat lost on foreigners, but that does not detract from enjoyment). Using the lake and its surroundings as props, lights and hundreds of actors create a sensational performance. Similar performances are staged in Yangshuo and Lijiang. Hangzhou’s Impression West Lake is certainly not to be missed.
It is a unique outdoor performance on natural settings. Staged on the West Lake, the performance appears vivid and incredibly beautiful. Mixed with the myths and legends of the West Lake, the show leads you to a sweet thousand-year dream. The special concealable auditorium ensures each seat a wonderful place to enjoy the dazzling show. The state-of-the-art sound system is surely to offer a surprising musical enjoyment. Be sure to catch it, the show is a must-see when you come to Hangzhou. Come and enjoy the most amazing and beautiful spectacle you will see in your life.
The director of this show is Mr Zhang Yimou, who was in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. This performance is co-directed by Wang Chaoge and Fan Yue. The music is composed by Mr Kitaro and the song is from Ms Zhang Liangyin. Although the whole perfomance is a five-act play, i.e., encounter, fall in love, say goodbye, memory, and impression, in performance there is not necessarily any clear separation between them.
After one year’s renovation and upgrading, the dream-like and fantastic Impression West Lake Show, as the golden name card of the city of Hangzhou, gave the wold a feast for eyes during G20 summit in September. This 45-minute show , Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, will open to public to perform for 40 days this year since the 1st October.
The new show Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, is upgraded by the team led by famous director Zhang Yimou based on formal Impression West Lake Show. The name of the show is quoted from a very famous poem written by Bai Juyi ( 772 - 846 ), the great poet, litterateur and politician in Chinese Tang Dynasty ( 618 - 907 ). He used to be the major of Hangzhou, and was respected and loved by the local people since he did a lot work to make them live better.
The show is created in a East-Meet-West way. Dancers perform in the beautifully lit background in what looked like a shallow water, and the performance is all on a floating platform, so that it seems like dancers is dancing on the surface of the lake. In such a setting, together with fantastic music background and awesome performance, the show is becomes the most memorable one.
Act 1 : Spring River in the Flower Moon Night
Spring River in the Flower Moon Night is the one of the Ten Chinese Traditional Musical Masterpieces. Originated from a well-known poem of Tang Dynasty, it has evolved into a staple in music and dance.
Act 2: Dance of Picking Tea Leaves
This Chinese folk music is describing the tea picking girls happily working in the tea plantation. Hangzhou is famous for the West Lake green tea. In Spring time, when the tea leaf-bud just comes about. The tea picking girls is dancing at the background of the green tea plantation.
Act 3: A Tale of the Chinese Romeo and Juliet
This is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story of a pair of lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. They loved each other but not forbidden to marry each other by their family, after they died, their spirits finally becomes beautiful butterflies and live together forever.
Act 4: High Mountains and Flowing Waters
The classical Chinese music , High Mountains and Flowing Waters is much more about natural scenery. It was a metaphor for ancient Chinese literati to denote friendship. It is now a hint of the friendship between Hangzhou and the world.
Act 5: Ballet Swan Lake
This act moves the famous Russian Ballet Swan Lake to the West Lake. It was a greeting to the world famous Ballet Dance.
Act 6: My country and I
This act express our love to our hometown and to our country. Welcome to Hangzhou. Welcome to China.
Act 7: Moon Light
The night of the West Lake will not be so mysterious and charming without the moon light mirroring in the lake.
Act 8: The Unforgettable Jasmine Flower
This Chinese folk song may be the most popular Chinese folk song all over the world. The new performance of this famous folk song will leave you an unforgettable impression.
Act 9: Ode to Joy
The show will reach its climax with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Impression West Lake, the most memorable is Hangzhou. Welcome to Hangzhou.
82 Beishan Road, opposite to Yuefei Temple and Shangri-la Hotel, Hangzhou
Stage is entirely on the Yuehu Lake, which is a natural part of West Lake
Director: Zhang Yimou, Wang Chaoge, Fan Yue
Orange: Ordinary Seats | Gray: VIP Seats
Red: President Seats A | Yellow: President Sests B
Blue: President Sests C
* Guest Name = Passport Name
Please give us Passport Name who is to watch the show when filling in "Guest Name" of the "Book Ticket" table. One person's passport name is enough if you book two tickets or more. If you book on others' behalf, please also note it in your request.
* Passport Number
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* Number of Tickets(Child) = Number of Children over 1 meter and under 1.30 meters
^ If you have two children (90cm & 1.2m), please choose "1" in "Number of Tickets(Child)" . Child not reaching 1m is free of charge without seat.
^ If you have three children (90cm, 1.2m, 1.4m respectively), please choose "1" in "Number of Tickets(Child)". The child with 1.40 meters in height should buy adult ticket.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How to get to the show venue?
Show Venue: 82 Beishan Road, opposite to Yuefei Temple, near Shangri-la Hotel.
Public Bus: K7, K27, K81, K850, Y1, Y3 are all stopping by the show.
Taxi: Tell the driver to take you to "Yuefei Temple" or "Shangeri-la Hotel". The show venue is at the opposite of the temple and hotel.
2. What should I do if my ticket voucher was lost or stolen?
Please inform us via phone or email immediately. We will inform the operators to annul the show-ticket-voucher. And you can still get the tickets by verifying your passport or ID card.
3. Is there any last minute booking risk?
Yes, if you make a last minute booking and you do not clear your bill 48 hours prior to the show. Please book the show in advance and leave enough time for us to mail you the voucher. Usually booking Saturday's or Sunday's show before 11am Friday is safe. Gotohangzhou.com is not responsible for the failure of mailing within 48 hours. For urgent bookings, please call us during our office hours for help. To avoid last minute booking risk, you can visit our Hangzhou Office to pick up the voucher. Our Office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (Office closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays).
(1) Lim says:
Hi Bill,I just want to thank you for allocating such a good seat for my purchase. It was perfect, close to the stage, yet not blocking anyone when we stood up to take photos. I have recommended my friends for this show, and your service, and not to mention this fantastic seat at VIP Seats on the Water-platform area #2, row 4.
(2) Donna says:
It was the most amazing performance I have ever seen! To see so many performers moving across the water was breath taking. They ran, they danced, they did acrobatics. I feel blessed to have witnessed such a wonderful show. Hangzhou is beautiful. Impression West Lake is a show that you do not want to miss!
(3) Adriana says:
I am just back from a China trip and visited the city of Hangzhou and did see the West Lake night performance ‘Impression’, the most amazing and beautiful spectacle I have seen in my life…is a must for everyone, and the city is very nice.
(4) Rudy says:
I just saw the Impression Westlake performance, and I too find it breathtaking. The August night was uncomfortably hot and humid, but that didn’t stop me from appreciating the wonderful show.
(5) Elton says:
I just saw the West Lake show early October 2010. A little bit chilly at night, but the show was amazingly beautiful. The music was beautiful. China never disappoints (although you need to get used to the culture).
(6) Angel says:
Breathtaking show. Impressions of the west lake. We sat under the cold April rain during the whole show and that did not stop me from appreciating this wow show.