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Charming Xiangxi Theatre

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Charming Xiangxi Theatre

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WeeKee wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore477 contributions187 helpful votes
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This is not one of those shows with a storyline. It’s more like a variety show with individual set pieces, bits of acrobats, circus, song and dance, perfectly random (bundled together as a regional cultural extravaganza). Some of the acts are perfectly legitimate and impressive (albeit disappointed by the lack of effort to string them together). But they are the minority. It degraded as it progresses. Zombies? Checked. Flying daggers? Checked. Men lying on broken porcelain and nails on their backs? Checked. Body supporting huge weights and then getting men (and women) to stand on time to prove the point? Audience participation on stage for some cheesy entertainment? Man walking on a gigantic knife? Yes that too. They even got an award winning calligrapher to peddle his work for 300rmb each, to whoever who wants a piece. Pure commercialization. It gives the fronting director Feng a bad name. At the end of the day, I guess there are people who enjoy and cheer for crass performances. We didn’t. My recommendation is to give the show meant for local tourists a miss. Then again it’s to the eye of the beholder. I’ve attached the “best bits” of the show, so you won’t be missing anything if you give it a miss.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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John L wrote a review Mar 2019
Lima, Peru33 contributions10 helpful votes
This show can be skipped but if you want some entertainment for a night in Zhangjiajie is worth a watch. Acrobatics were awesome although some other parts are more artificial and some can even feel a little ridiculous for a person not related with local entertainment.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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serenaclaire wrote a review Mar 2019
Melbourne, Australia849 contributions171 helpful votes
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If you've never seen a Chinese theatre production before it's worth a look. My photos are not taken from VIP seats the outside show consists of the theatre trying to sell Chinese calligraphy following by dangerous stunts for example walking on fire, walking on a sharp blade and mean putting excessive weight on their body.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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F0RE wrote a review Dec 2018
Luzon, Philippines347 contributions157 helpful votes
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With nothing planned for the night, we decided to watch this show upon the recommendation of our guide. Was glad we followed her advice as were entertained by the show. The local performers were very good, really had to admire their flexibility and agility. The performance that sticks to my mind was that of the three young contortionist and three guys with the ladder. After the show indoors, there is a another 10minute show outdoors of martial arts practitioners. With nothing to do at night, this show is worth watching to while time away.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Egle B wrote a review Apr 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions5 helpful votes
It’s a nice night spot option. The first part of the show amazed us, but the second part and the end of it (outside the building) was boring and full of weird presentations (Chinese holding tons of concrete with their belly and this kind of stuff). Nice, but keep your expectations under control. Anyway, I still recommend the visit. The building is beautiful and very authentic Chinese stile.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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